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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 17, 18 March 2014
Date of Publication: 11 April 2014
Inspection Report published 11 April 2014 PDF | 79.48 KB

Overview

Inspection carried out on 17, 18 March 2014

During a themed inspection looking at Offender Healthcare

We carried out this inspection in partnership with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons. We spoke with eight people who had used the service and asked if they felt that staff had treated them with dignity and respect. One person said, “Yes the staff have all been great.” Another person told us, “I’ve had no issues, they are perfectly polite.”

There was a wide range of different services available within the healthcare centre. For example people had access to a GP, dentist and various nurse led services. We saw that staff had access to emergency equipment and medication should there be a medical emergency in the healthcare centre or the prison accommodation. Arrangements were in place if a person's care and treatment needed to be transferred to another provider.

We looked at the training matrix that was provided to us by the manager. This confirmed that all staff were up to date with the core mandatory training provided by the trust. Staff told us they felt supported by their manager and that they received informal supervision, although this was not being recorded.

There was a forum available for elected representatives from within the prison to raise issues with the healthcare manager. The staff we spoke with told us they felt that the healthcare service was well led and that improvements were being made.