Criminal Justice Service- HMP Bedford Primary Healthcare Team
What our service does
The Prison Primary Healthcare team provides a wide range of services for people aged 18 years and over, who enter HMP Bedford via court and other establishments and require physical and or primary mental health support.
•provides a comprehensive assessment of patients coming into the establishment in order identify their healthcare needs;
•offers a choice of screening and vaccination programmes to all patients;
•delivers a variety of clinics available to all patients providing assessment and support, including access to a GP, long term conditions, dentistry and podiatry;
•contains an In-Patient unit providing 24hour nursing care for patients with mental and physical health needs;
•has a 24 hour response team for medical emergencies throughout HMP Bedford;
•supports health promotion clinics.
Location of our service
Who our service provides for
Patients must be within the Criminal Justice System and be in HMP Bedford.
How to start using our service
Referrals can be accepted from:
•drug and alcohol services;
•outside agencies, including GPs, consultants and other professionals.