Our Kent Prisons healthcare services are underpinned using our ‘health and wellbeing’ model. It has evolved over the past 5 years, where it was originally implemented at the Greenwich cluster. HMP Belmarsh in 2017 which was a first for NHSE (London Region) and a model which other services built on, for us followed by HMP Isis 2018 and HMP Wandsworth 2019.
There are core principles, however, how these are achieved are bespoke to the local healthcare and prison team during the model implementation:
Patient focused with health promotion at the heart of our care
Designing services which meet the unique needs of the prison
The right staff, right place, right time ensuring experienced professionals are on hand to lead and support patients when needed
A no exclusions model that ensures everyone with mental health needs is managed within the step care model
Being highly supportive of clinical and prison staff with training, support enabling the team to work smarter and as part of an effective multi-disciplinary team
The six prisons are located across three estates, Isle of Sheppey, Rochester and Maidstone, with the Isle of Sheppey prisons being with a few minutes’ walk from each other and East Sutton Park approximately 7 miles from Maidstone.
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
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