PiC wins Norfolk Prison Contract
Partnerships in Care (PiC) is delighted to have won a contract to provide part of an integrated healthcare solution to NHS Norfolk. PiC will supply psychiatric in-reach services in the Norfolk prisons (HMP Bure, HMP Wayland and HMP Norwich). The head contract for the healthcare solution in the Norfolk prisons will be held by Serco Health and PiC will be working with Serco and Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust in the provision of an integrated healthcare service.
Working with primary mental healthcare, the in-reach team will work with prisoners with serious mental disorders. The team will work to provide a very high quality and innovative service to this group of men.
The principle objectives of in-reach are to address the mental health needs of prisoners and wherever possible offer appropriate treatment in prison.
The focus of PiC's role in the contract will be:
- assessment and treatment
- long term maintenance of prisoners with serious mental disorders
- management and advice to wing staff and other professionals
- continuity of care through the CPA process
Fred Sinclair-Brown, Group Chief-Executive said: ‘This is an exciting new venture for Partnerships in Care - one where we will work with other agencies in evolving services to meet the needs of these three prisons. We hope to tender for other opportunities like this in the future.’