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.
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.
Why work in Health in Justice at Practice Plus Group: Teamwork and culture
Why work in Health in Justice at Practice Plus Group: Working environment
Why work in Health in Justice at Practice Plus Group: Career progression
“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:
Primary care: We aim to provide at least the equivalent healthcare to what service users would be able to access in the community. In fact, in many cases, the services we deliver are enhanced, to answer the complex needs of the people we work with.
Substance misuse services: Our teams provide a full range of substance misuse services: independent, voluntary and NHS-based.
Mental health services: We also provide primary and secondary mental health services and are particularly proud of our in-depth and successful work with patients who have a variety of mental health needs and personality disorders.
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:
Pharmacy technicians and pharmacists
Healthcare support workers and social care support workers
Nursing staff (substance misuse, mental health and primary care), student nurses
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.