General Practitioner - HMP Wakefield

Care UK
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
up to £96,900 per annum DOE
03 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2018
Secure Health
Part Time
Contract Type

Break into Prison Healthcare

HMP Wakefield is a Cat A/B prison with an operational capacity of 750, housing sentenced prisoners, predominately sex offenders, with a 17 bed in-patient unit and an in-house pharmacy. 

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’ll 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.

About the Job

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.

Additional Information

This is a 24 hours per week vacancy, although we do accept applications from candidates wishing to do fewer hours then this. 

The salary for this position is up to £96,900 per annum (pro rata) depending on experience.

Should you be interested and like to learn more about this role, please contact the recruitment team for further information on 01189 5211869 or by email to 

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK terms and conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, Enhanced DBS Check and CTC Check.