Telemedicine is perfectly designed for Health in Justice, a cost-effective solution for high-quality care. As a result, custodial settings across the UK are turning to the advantages of our Careline service in ever-increasing numbers.
Working in partnership with the in-house medical and nursing teams, our consultant-led service covers over 20 medical and surgical specialties. It is now operational in more than 30 men and women’s prisons and Young Offender Institutions nationwide, with another 10 sites soon to go live.
We provide face-to-face outpatient consultations via a secure two-way video link to a team of hospital specialists. Treatment is then managed in the form of an agreed care plan. It is an approach that speeds up patients’ care and ensures equitable access to the same high standard of NHS services across the UK’s custodial settings.
Careline eliminates the need for patients to be transported with extra security outside custody for multiple hospital outpatient appointments, delivering greater efficiencies whilst enhancing patients’ experience of care.
Patients tell us that the introduction of these “virtual visits” has turned a negative experience into a positive one, saying they feel more relaxed and satisfied with the entire consultation and experience.
Our full A to Z range of Health in Justice specialties include:
- Breast surgery (male only)
- Diabetic Medicine
- General Medicine
- General Surgery
- Palliative Care
- Respiratory Medicine
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Tissue Viability