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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 3, 4 March 2014
Date of Publication: 27 March 2014
Inspection Report published 27 March 2014 PDF

Overview

Inspection carried out on 3, 4 March 2014

During a themed inspection looking at Offender Healthcare

We carried out this inspection in partnership with Her Majesty�s Inspectorate of Prisons. During the inspection we spoke with twelve people who had used the healthcare service. We spoke with clinical and administrative staff as well as the head of healthcare for the prison. Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust was responsible for providing a range of physical healthcare services as well as a 15 bed in-patient ward.

The people we spoke with told us that they felt staff had treated them with dignity and respect. We saw that a comprehensive range of physical healthcare services were being provided by the trust.

There were well developed procedures in place to ensure that treatment could continue when people transferred to different services.

We looked at the training records for the clinical staff. This showed that the majority of training considered mandatory by the trust had been delivered at the required frequency. This included training such as safeguarding of vulnerable adults and infection control. Staff were also able to work towards additional training and qualifications where it was relevant to their role. This allowed the nursing staff to develop specialisms in areas such as asthma and chronic and long term conditions.

There was a patient�s forum which was attended by a manager from the healthcare service. Healthcare representatives from the prison population were appointed to represent people using the service.