Make a difference from day one at HMP Five Wells!
HMP Five Wells is a new establishment that will begin receiving patients from January 2022.
Built in 2020, HMP Five Wells is a Category C resettlement men’s prison which will have an operational capacity of 1,680 by November 2022.
The story so far
Practice Plus Group were recently awarded the healthcare contract at HMP Five Wells and will begin delivering services in January 2022.
We are the Health in Justice market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country.
Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health or wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.
Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate?
Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work – if you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be.
Meet your new team
Ann-Marie Carter, Head of Healthcare
Hello everyone; my name is Ann-Marie Carter and I am the new Head of Healthcare for HMP Five Wells.
I have already had the opportunity to meet some of the team and I am so impressed with their skills, experience and motivation to deliver care in our brand new facility in Wellingborough.
I have worked for Practice Plus Group previously and thoroughly enjoyed working for such a forward thinking, patient-centred, supportive organisation.
My background is in Forensic Psychology and I have worked in and around Prisons for just over 23 years. All of my roles have been related to delivering Patient Care and I had the good fortune of working at the original HMP Wellingborough site! I’ve also worked for the National Treatment Agency (now PHE) and as an Offender Health Commissioner in Milton Keynes. My most recent role was as the Head of Healthcare at HMYOI Feltham and I’ll be bringing with me a raft of knowledge and experience to help put us firmly on the map!
My priorities are delivering great quality patient care and developing and supporting colleagues. I am really excited about the amazing opportunity to lead a brand new team as we work towards launching our new service at HMP Five Wells. Why not join us?
Philippa Brotherwood, Planned Care Lead
Hello, my name is Philippa Brotherwood and I am the Planned Care Lead for HMP Five Wells.
My background is as a general nurse, I am a nurse prescriber with a keen interest in planned care and long term conditions. My career started in acute medicine and I have worked as a prison nurse for several years now at HMP Rye Hill as the senior practice nurse.
My main passion is diabetes management, often being asked if I have shares in metformin considering the amount I diagnose and prescribe for patients.
I am looking forward to setting up a great new service with you all at Wellingborough, and supporting you with your own personal and professional developments.
I love coffee and everything pink, so you will be able to easily find me at my desk covered in pink stationary.
Rosie-Ellen Worster, Early Days in Custody Clinical Lead
Hello, my name is Rosie-Ellen Worster and I am the early days in custody clinical lead for HMP Five Wells. I joined Practice Plus Group in October 2021 and so far I have found the team extremely welcoming and encouraging.
I qualified as a mental health nurse in September 2017 and worked within a secure hospital on a male adolescent ward who have a diagnosis of autism and a severe and enduring mental health illness. Following this, I managed a mental health team within a Category B prison for around two years which allowed me to further develop my risk assessment skills and the ability to manage and support individuals within a prison environment who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
I am super excited to be supporting the early days in custody team because I feel that this is the perfect opportunity to ‘get things right’ and to ensure that an individual is looked after appropriately given the needs that are identified during their reception screening. It is also a fantastic opportunity to work as a team and to achieve everything that we want to achieve in order to provide the best care to all patients arriving at HMP Five Wells! I love family time and snacks are my favourite!
Louise De Groot, Primary Care Clinical Lead
Hello! I am Louise De Groot and I am the primary care clinical lead and advanced clinical practitioner for HMP Five Wells. I have amassed more than 23 years in frontline clinical delivery in the NHS Ambulance Services as a paramedic and emergency care practitioner and latterly as an advanced clinical practitioner and non-medical prescriber in primary care.
I have held senior roles in both the NHS and St John Ambulance with a portfolio of responsibility covering quality assurance, governance and clinical service delivery. I am driven by achieving high standards of care for our patients. I was drawn to prison healthcare and Five Wells in particularly due to its flagship status and the ethic to support the rehabilitation and reintroduction of detained persons back into the community to lead independent, safe and effective lives.
In my short time with Practice Plus Group I have thrived on the drive for patient centred care and well-being coupled with their genuine interest in supporting and developing staff. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues at HMP Five Wells and providing excellent standards of care!
Krista Jansen, Principal Forensic Psychologist
Hello! My name is Krista Jansen and I am the principal forensic psychologist for HMP Five Wells.
I have been a psychologist for five years now, and have experience in secure mental health settings working with a range of difficulties across both men and women, including personality disorder, mental illness, trauma, learning disability and autism.
My passion is in compassion-focused therapy, bringing a trauma-informed approach to empower both patients and staff. Therapy doesn’t happen in a vacuum, and I love being part of a cohesive team with a shared objective to improving patient experience and creating therapeutic change.
I am excited for the amazing opportunities and experience setting up HMP Five Wells will bring, and am looking forward to developing a stand-out service.
In my spare time I enjoy going to gigs and spending far too long binging Netflix series, so if anyone has any recommendations send them my way!
Dr Borislav Iankov, Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Borislav Iankov is an experienced consultant psychiatrist who has worked in a number of clinical and criminal justice settings including medium and low secure units, STC and prison, as well as locked rehabilitation services, acute adult inpatient wards and in community teams. He has experience of working with adults and adolescents.
Dr Iankov trained with South West London and St George’s NHS Trust and completed his higher specialist training on the Eastern Deanery Training Scheme. He is delighted to contribute to the development of the new model of care and deliver excellent outcomes as a consultant psychiatrist at HMP Five Wells.