Improving healthcare within prison settings presents particular challenges as it involves multiple systems – those that support healthcare specific activities, and those that drive and support the prison.
To date Quality Improvement (QI) activity within Offender Care has focused on relatively small scale improvement projects which are restricted to processes directly within the control of healthcare providers. However, there is huge potential for significant improvement in service delivery outcomes for patients and staff if we work beyond healthcare boundaries, and develop quality improvement partnerships with our prison colleagues and healthcare colleagues working in community and/ or hospital settings.
Our work will develop skills and knowledge of QI approaches across organisations working to support prisoners at HMP Woodhill, with a focus on two large scale improvement programmes, beneath which will sit multiple QI projects.
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