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
Night Nurse West Midlands HMP Stafford Prison Healthcare Permanent 23 Jul 2024
Assistant Psychologist HMP Sudbury Prison Healthcare Permanent 22 Jul 2024
Administration and Governance Manager London HMP Wormwood Scrubs Prison Healthcare Permanent 22 Jul 2024
Healthcare Assistant Prison Healthcare Permanent 22 Jul 2024
Pharmacy Technician HMP Whatton Prison Healthcare Permanent 22 Jul 2024
Pharmacy Support Worker (Bank) West Yorkshire HMP Leeds Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 19 Jul 2024
Administrator HMP Thameside Prison Healthcare Permanent 19 Jul 2024
Bank General Practitioner Suffolk HMP Highpoint Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 19 Jul 2024
Pharmacist HMP Pentonville Prison Healthcare Permanent 19 Jul 2024
General Practitioner HMP Thameside Prison Healthcare Permanent 19 Jul 2024
Physiotherapist West Midlands HMP Stafford Prison Healthcare Permanent 19 Jul 2024
Pharmacist HMP Bure Prison Healthcare Permanent 19 Jul 2024
Bank Pharmacist HMP Bure Prison Healthcare Bank 19 Jul 2024
Patient Engagement Lead HMP Altcourse Prison Healthcare Permanent 19 Jul 2024
Healthcare Assistant HMP The Mount Prison Healthcare Permanent 19 Jul 2024
Healthcare Assistant HMP Kirkham Prison Healthcare Permanent 19 Jul 2024
Substance Misuse Recovery Worker HMP Winchester Prison Healthcare Permanent 19 Jul 2024
Social Care Support Worker- HMP Stafford West Midlands HMP Stafford Prison Healthcare Permanent 19 Jul 2024
Primary Care Nurse HMP Eastwood Park Prison Healthcare Permanent 1 Jan 0001
Primary Care Nurse West Midlands HMP Featherstone Prison Healthcare Casual/Bank 1 Jan 0001

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