All healthcare services at HMP Oakwood are provided by Care UK.
Primary Care Services
Every prisoner sees a nurse on arrival at the prison. They undertake a comprehensive health screen to ascertain any medical conditions, any medication requirements and any health care concerns.
Medication is administered on each of the houseblocks twice a day. Medication times are widely advertised throughout the prison.
Healthcare staff are on site from 07.00 – 20.00 Monday – Friday and 07.30 – 17.30 on weekends and Bank Holidays. Outside these hours, the prison is able to access the community out of hours GP service.
A wide variety of clinics are delivered either in the main Healthcare centre or on the houseblocks.
Applications to see all healthcare professionals are made using the CMS kiosks located on each of the houseblocks. Prisoners are usually assessed by a nurse in the first instance before seeing a doctor.
Clinics delivered on site include:
- Long Term Condition Management such as asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
- Vaccination and Immunisation
- Well Man and NHS Check
- Sexual Health Services
- Stop Smoking
Doctors are on site at HMP Oakwood Monday – Friday. Out of hours the prison are able to access the community out of hours GP service.
The dental team are on site Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All applications made to see the dentist are triaged by a member of the dental team. Emergency dental services are available outside these times.
Substance Misuse Services
An exemplary Integrated Substance Misuse Service (ISMS) is available. ISMS deliver a wide range of psychosocial and clinical interventions to assist service users achieve their recovery. With firm links in the community we ensure continuity of care is maintained on release. Working close with families and carers to be involved in the service users recovery journey.
Mental Health Services
An integrated Mental Health service is provided on site at HMP Oakwood. The team provide on going care if a prisoner already has support. New patients can be referred to the service by healthcare professionals, prison staff or by self referral. After an initial assessment a wide range of mental health interventions are available including access to onsite psychiatrists and psychologists.
The service is commissioned by North Midlands NHS England and provided by Care UK.