A fresh approach to prison healthcare in the UK

Kate has significant skills in leading change in fast moving, complex and challenging environments, and joined CCUK in 2021 having worked for the NHS for nearly 23 years in a variety of health management roles. Since 2009, Kate worked specifically in Health & Justice commissioning, initially for Primary Care Trusts and then NHS England. She has extensive experience in commissioning, procurement, contract and performance management, project management, operational and staff management and leading change.

Kate brings deep experience in working with NHSE colleagues both regionally and nationally, healthcare providers, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, Public Health England, police forces and other partner organisations. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from the University of Bristol and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of the West of England.

Dr. Jake Hard is a General Practitioner with special interests in substance misuse and prison medicine. He has over 14 years of experience working in prisons, including England and Wales. His particular focus on providing patient-centred care to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of patients complements the health services approach of CCUK.

Dr. Hard’s work and contributions in this field are widely recognised and he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners and has held the position of Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Secure Environments Group for over five years.

His experience as a Clinical Reviewer for Deaths in Custody, and more than 10 years of experience as an Expert Witness in clinical negligence involving secure settings will enhance the experience and skills within the Correct Care UK.

Kevin has a track record of executive leadership at Director level in the public and voluntary sectors, bringing over 30 years’ experience covering operational management, commissioning of volume and specialist services, senior level strategic and performance management, policy advice to senior Ministers, service and business development and change management. Kevin brings together deep knowledge of the operational delivery of criminal justice services, both through prisons and probation, with significant experience in policy development and implementation, both within government and independently. He previously held the position of prison governor and has delivered significant operational change programmes, developing large scale commissioning arrangements for prison and probation services. One of his key skills is the mobilisation of highly skilled workforces in complex environments.

Rob’s expertise lies in leading teams commissioned to design commercial solutions for outsourced services in a range of markets, from justice to defence, immigration, not-for-profit enterprises and all levels of government, as well as helping solve commercial and structural problems in existing businesses. He is enthusiastic about creating change and delivering value, has highly developed leadership and strategic skills and is committed to ensuring his team are supported to deliver effective governance, finance and operational support and delivery in complex correctional environments.

Carole has been in nursing since 1977 working extensively in community, acute, integrated, and secure/prison settings across the United Kingdom, in the National Health Service and the private sector. She has tenured exposure in both nursing and local/executive management, specialising in the areas of change management, transformation, reducing unwarranted variations in care, regulation, quality, safety, strategic development and executive team building. She has a passion for the Nursing Midwifery Council and supports council and practitioners with investigations/hearings and revalidation for nurses. Carole’s positions through her career include Ward Manager, Head of Healthcare, Deputy and Associate Director positions in Workforce, Quality and Safety and Deputy Nurse Director to the Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals for the National Health Service. More recently, she has worked in the private sector as Associate Director of Nursing, Quality & Patient Experience in Medium and Low Secure Services covering child and adolescent mental health and adult mental health.

Clair is a skilled senior manager with over 29 years' experience in a wide range of custodial delivery, strategic, policy and business development settings. As a prison governor grade, she managed the transition to a commissioning framework for healthcare in two prisons, and in a separate role as part of an area team supported regional commissioning across the North East of England. She has also led operational teams in prisons that facilitated the delivery of healthcare solutions, substance misuse services and therapeutic interventions, working with primary healthcare, substance misuse and mental health colleagues to enable delivery in the custodial setting.

She specialises in developing innovative solutions and approaches that support the delivery of leading healthcare services within custodial environments.

Our Partners

John White Project Management (JWPM)

John White is the founder of John White Project Management. JWPM has a proven track record providing recognised IT technology solutions to the Health and Justice sector in the United Kingdom including:

  • national programmes of work covering Police Custody, Courts and Prisons,
  • projects for Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs),
  • leadership of national programmes on behalf of NHS England including the upgrade of the ICT infrastructure for over 120 prisons in England in preparation for the new Health and Justice Information System (HJIS), and
  • the upgrade of SystmOne software to the new e-prescribing functionality for prison healthcare staff.
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