Spectrum is the largest provider of prison healthcare across the North of England.

Our portfolio is made up of an impressive 18 health and justice estates, a short-term holding facility, a secure hospital and an immigration removal centre. At these sites, we lead on a range of services, including nursing/GP primary care, pharmacy services, mental health, clinical/non-clinical substance misuse services & more.

Spectrum has an excellent track record in providing high-quality healthcare, winning numerous awards, gaining excellent patient feedback, and having a number of successful CQC/HMIP Inspections. We also provide Death In Custody reviews (on behalf of NHS England) for all prisons within the North and East of England.

The prisons that we provide healthcare services to are:

North East & Yorkshire     

HMP Northumberland

HMP Frankland

HMPYOI Low Newton

HMP Durham

HMPYOI Deerbolt

HMP Kirklevington Grange

HMPYOI Holme House

HMP Full Sutton

HMP Hull

HMP Humber

North West

HMP Liverpool

HMP Preston

HMP Styal

HMP Kirkham

HMP Lancaster Farms

HMP Haverigg

HMP Hindley

HMP Buckley Hall

Within prisons and secure services, Spectrum delivers high quality healthcare at:

Liaison and Diversion Services

Spectrum also provides Liaison and Diversion Services (L & D) across North Yorkshire, Cleveland and Durham, where our Navigators are based in local police stations and help to triage vulnerable people who come into custody, ‘diverting’ them to appropriate care where possible.

  • Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services identify people who have mental health, learning disability, substance misuse or other vulnerabilities when they first come into contact with the criminal justice system as suspects, defendants or offenders.
  • The service can then support people through the early stages of criminal system pathway, refer them for appropriate health or social care or enable them to be diverted away from the criminal justice system into a more appropriate setting, if required.

L&D services aim to improve overall health outcomes for people and to support people in the reduction of re-offending. It also aims to identify vulnerabilities in people earlier on which reduces the likelihood that people will reach a crisis-point and helps to ensure the right support can be put in place from the start.