HMP Salford staff at mud run

It’s all about team spirit and compassion at HMP Stafford

Learn how the healthcare team at HMP Stafford fosters teamwork, inclusivity, work-life balance, and makes a difference beyond the walls of the prison.

Working in a prison can be perceived as being tough and maybe a little bit scary, but if you take a closer look at our team in HMP Stafford, you will soon realise there is so much more to it.

The team at HMP Stafford, a category C men’s prison, has created a supportive workplace where everyone feels valued and rewarded. The tight-knit crew of healthcare heroes – nurses, paramedics, pharmacy techs, and healthcare assistants – deliver quality, compassionate care to around 750 patients with a variety of needs. They know each other well and they bond over shared experiences, fostering a workplace where collaboration thrives.

Team spirit and work-life balance

At HMP Stafford, it’s all about staying connected. As Reb, Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) at HMP Stafford, puts it, “We sit and have lunch together. We don’t have our mobile phones with us inside prison and this means we sit and talk to each other which really helps build personal and professional relationships.”

This closeness shines through in everything they do. The team spends quality time together outside of work, engaging in fun yet meaningful activities that strengthen their teamwork. This year, the team rocked the Race for Life Pretty Muddy event, smashing their fundraising goal and raising £1850 for Cancer Research UK. In previous years, some team members have run marathons to support dementia research and Macmillan Cancer Support. It’s not just about the money but about coming together for a cause they believe in.

Supporting each other through challenges

From gestures like distributing pin badges and stationery to the entire team on International Nurses Day, to heartfelt conversations over shared cakes brought in by their colleagues, there is always a good opportunity to celebrate the time spent together. Inclusivity is recognized in every action of the team. They kicked off Pride Month by distributing badges and more.

The professional nurse advocate program, facilitated by Practice Plus Group, plays a crucial role in the team’s development and well-being. The program helps to ensure that staff receive necessary clinical supervision and support, contributing to a positive and professional work environment. The management team is also highly supportive, recognising every employee’s needs inside and outside work.

Join a team that values you

If you’re looking for a workplace where your contributions matter, team spirit thrives, and work-life balance is prioritised, Practice Plus Group’s prison healthcare team could be the perfect fit. So why not join a team where all that stands true? Explore opportunities with Practice Plus Group and unlock your best work life!

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