General Practitioner - HMP Foston Hall and HMP Sudbury

Care UK
Sudbury, Grantham
Competitive with benefits
30 Jul 2017
30 Aug 2017
Salaried GP
Secure Health

HMP Foston Hall is a Closed Female prison. Holding 344 prisoners, a mixture of remand, unsentenced, short and long term sentenced young adults and adult prisoners. HMP Sudbury is a Cat D prison, holding 600 prisoners, with a predominantly young population (majority 21-49)

Care UK is 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/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

We utilise the wellbeing model to put patient care and safety at the heart of everything we do through assessing prisoners across 5 domains of; physical and mental wellbeing, substance misuse, relationships and resettlement. The patient and clinician complete a wellbeing wheel assessment to set goals and outcomes in partnership. The patient will complete the assessment and any needs identified will be met by our fully integrated service delivery team.

To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP Foston Hall and HMP Sudbury, we are looking for GPs to support us and the existing team in this exciting venture.

As a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, the General Practitioner will provide clinical assessment and diagnosis to patient’s requirements and make timely decisions regarding future management. You will also provide a highly specialist resource to other healthcare staff, patients and carers and have active involvement in clinical governance/effectiveness activities.

It doesn’t end there; you will have a chance to become actively involved in audit, teaching and training (management of substance misuse and/or blood borne viruses) as well as helping us to adapt the service to the ever-changing needs of the patients.

In this environment we appreciate flexibility around working hours hence we are willing to accommodate part time requests. We offer a competitive annual salary plus payment of MDU/MPS subscription.

Furthermore should you wish there are plenty of opportunities for extra shifts and overtime.Should you be interested and like to learn more, please contact David Tinkler on 0118 952 1814 or email

Please note that employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.