Secure environments

There has never been a better time to work within the Health in Justice sector as a healthcare professional. We have numerous exciting and varied job opportunities within secure environments and immigration removal centres (IRCs) across the UK.

HiJ clinical placements

Healthcare in prisons and immigration removal centres

We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. That’s why we deliver quality healthcare in some of the most challenging environments – for those in secure environments. Working in secure environments offers a diverse and collaborative career in healthcare.

Practice Plus Group have dedicated healthcare teams working in prisons and immigration removal centres (IRCs) across the country who are passionate about helping those in secure environments to develop lasting, positive health and wellbeing.

In a matter of a few years, we have grown our Health in Justice service line to over 45 prisons and IRCs. Today we provide all forms of care, from primary and nursing care, to sexual health, mental health and substance misuse services, and on any one day we’re responsible for the healthcare of over 41,000 patients.

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Why work in Health in Justice at Practice Plus Group: Teamwork and culture

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Why work in Health in Justice at Practice Plus Group: Working environment

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Why work in Health in Justice at Practice Plus Group: Career progression

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Ross Dowsett Chief Operating Officer
Ross Dowsett
Chief Operating Officer

“At Practice Plus Group, we currently deliver more than 70 different healthcare services across the UK with many of these services being rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

Our healthcare services include hospitals and surgical centres and we are proud to be the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare services in over 45 prisons and immigration removal centres (IRCs), providing healthcare to over 41,000 patients. We also lead the way in the design and delivery of Integrated Urgent Care“.

Practice Plus Group’s Health in Justice services at a glance:

Collaboration is the key to success, and we partner with commissioning bodies to assess the needs of each establishment. We then work with prison and IRC staff to deliver improved outcomes, reduced waiting times and the very best frontline healthcare for those in secure environments.

We’re proud of our track record in improving the long-term health of our patients in secure environments and lowering the rates of emergency hospital admissions.

Our workforce is pivotal to our ability to support our patients and continue to provide healthcare to our patients, therefore we are continuing to recruit for the below key worker roles in our sites across England:

Find out more about nursing in prisons.

Health in Justice careers eLearning programme

An eLearning programme about career options within health and justice settings has been developed by Health Education England eLearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and the NHS England health and justice team. The programme is aimed at anyone interested in exploring the services and career opportunities within the sector.

Current vacancies

Job title Location Contract type Schedule type Closing date
MSK Physiotherapist HMP The Mount Prison Healthcare Permanent 31 May 2024
MSK Physiotherapist Thames Valley HMP Huntercombe Prison Healthcare Permanent 31 May 2024
Podiatrist Bucks Prisons HMP Grendon & Spring Hill Prison Healthcare Permanent 31 May 2024
Physiotherapist – HMP Long Lartin West Midlands HMP Long Lartin Prison Healthcare Permanent 31 May 2024
Part Time Substance Misuse Recovery Worker HMP Risley Prison Healthcare Permanent 17 May 2024
Substance Misuse Recovery Worker HMP Risley Prison Healthcare Permanent 17 May 2024
Pharmacist Prison Healthcare Permanent 17 May 2024
Pharmacy Technician HMP Altcourse Prison Healthcare Permanent 17 May 2024
Primary Care Nurse HMP Altcourse Prison Healthcare Permanent 17 May 2024
Advanced Nurse Practitioner HMP Pentonville Prison Healthcare Permanent 16 May 2024
Speech and Language Therapist HMP YOI Moorland Prison Healthcare Permanent 16 May 2024
Bank Nurse HMP Thorn Cross Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 16 May 2024
South Central Regional Lead Pharmacist South East Region (HiJ) Prison Healthcare Permanent 16 May 2024
Mental Health Regional Lead – South Central Region South East Region (HiJ) Prison Healthcare Permanent 16 May 2024
Bank Healthcare Assistant HMP Wayland Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 15 May 2024
Bank Pharmacy Technician HMP Wayland Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 15 May 2024
Bank Mental Health Nurse HMP Wayland Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 15 May 2024
Bank Primary Care Nurse HMP Wayland Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 15 May 2024
Senior Primary Care Nurse HMP Eastwood Park Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Primary Care Nurse Thames Valley HMP Huntercombe Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
General Practitioner HMP The Mount Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Primary Care Nurse Suffolk HMP Highpoint Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Mental Health Nurse Suffolk HMP Highpoint Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
General Practitioner HMP Bure Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Bank Mental Health Support Worker Suffolk HMP Highpoint Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 15 May 2024
Bank Healthcare Assistant Suffolk HMP Hollesley Bay Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 15 May 2024
Healthcare Assistant HMP The Mount Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Healthcare Assistant Suffolk HMP Highpoint Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Administrator HMP Wayland Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Pharmacist HMP Bure Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Bank General Practitioner HMP Wayland Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 15 May 2024
Registered Nurse Associate HMP Wayland Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Pharmacy Assistant HMP Wayland Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Mental Health Practitioner Suffolk HMP Hollesley Bay Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Pharmacist Suffolk HMP Hollesley Bay Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Deputy Mental Health Lead (Senior Nurse) Suffolk HMP Highpoint Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Senior Primary Care Nurse HMP Wayland Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
General Practitioner HMP Belmarsh Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Primary Care Clinical Lead HMP The Mount Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Advanced Nurse Practitioner HMP The Mount Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Bank Mental Health Healthcare Assistant HMP Wayland Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 15 May 2024
Bank Staff Nurse HMP Bure Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 15 May 2024
Pharmacy Technician HMP The Mount Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Bank Pharmacist Suffolk HMP Hollesley Bay Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 15 May 2024
Bank Healthcare Assistant Suffolk HMP Highpoint Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 15 May 2024
Senior Mental Health Nurse HMP The Mount Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Pharmacy Technician HMP Wayland Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Bank Pharmacist HMP Bure Prison Healthcare Bank 15 May 2024
Senior Nurse Suffolk HMP Highpoint Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024
Senior Primary Care Nurse HMP The Mount Prison Healthcare Permanent 15 May 2024

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