Virgin Care provides front line NHS and social care services across the country, across three broad service types: Primary Care Services, Intermediate Care Services and Community Services.
One of our key services is prison healthcare, where inmates across Norfolk’s three prisons have 24-hour access to quality healthcare during their stay. HMP Norwich has an in-patient healthcare and in-patient elder care unit that is unique within the prison service.
"Every day is different. I deal with so many areas – from elderly care to acute triage – and there are different areas we can take responsibilities for, such as sexual health, monitoring or pre and post-surgical operations".
Clinical Lead at HMP Wayland
"I get more respect from patients than I used to in A&E, and more often than not they say ‘thank you’ afterwards. We provide prisoners with the same care they would receive in the community".
Senior Staff Nurse at HMP Norwich
The Virgin Care Mental Health Team works within Norfolk’s prisons to provide health services for inmates with Learning Disabilities.
You will work with prison staff and other health care professionals to ensure patients are given the right support in what can be a very difficult, and sometimes frightening, environment for them.
Virgin Care provides front line NHS and social care services across the country, including prison healthcare services, where the need for mental health care is particularly high.
The Mental Health Team cares for inmates across all three prisons in Norfolk, working with offenders across the full spectrum of Mental Disorder and those with Learning Disabilities. For many patients, it will be the first time they have received appropriate care.
By working as a Mental Health Nurse within a prison setting, you’ll be involved in all aspects of assessment and care, including; comprehensive mental health assessments, acute interventions, crisis care, assertive outreach, brief interventions and management of long term conditions.
Following a recent review of Mental Health services, nurses have the exciting opportunity to be involved in a transformation project, working to provide one of the best integrated Mental Health services nationally.
For further information visit the Virgin Care website