Spectrum attends the 5th Health & Justice Summit

Spectrum will join clinical experts across the UK in shining a light on prison healthcare at the 5th Health and Justice Summit from 27th-28th November.

The Health and Justice Summit is one of the largest networking events in the healthcare industry, bringing together clinicians from across the UK to discuss key areas of research, best practice and topical issues in offender healthcare.

This year’s two-day Summit, held in Glasgow, is sponsored by Spectrum and other partners and will focus on the theme of “Ageing Well in Secure Environments”. Guests will attend sessions on understanding the health needs of older prisoners, including dementia support and palliative care. Spectrum’s Chief Executive, Linda Harris, will lead a session on commissioning care for older adults in prison, whilst colleagues will host a workshop and plenary session focused on Spectrum’s clinical research and remote GP working project.

Clinical Research

On the second day on the summit, Clinical Research colleagues Dr. Nat Wright and Pip Hearty will deliver a workshop on their recent projects relating to non-communicable diseases in prison.  This is a key area of research for the team, who have been studying the prevalence of illness and disease among the long-term prison population.

Remote & Agile GP Working

Dr. Ben Sinclair, our Remote GP Lead, will also speak to guests at the Summit about his work implementing the Remote project across Spectrum’s prisons estate in the North of England.

Find out more about the 5th Health & Justice Summit.