Oxleas have been providing prison health care since 1990's. We look after the wellbeing and mental health needs of patients based all over Kent.

We provide a wide range of services to the following prisons:

  • HMP Elmley
  • HMP Swaleside 
  • HMP Standford Hill
  • HMYOI Cookham Wood
  • HMYOI Rochester
  • HMP Maidstone
  • HMP East Sutton Park
  • From April 2015 we provide services to Belmarsh, Isis and Thameside, also known as the Greenwich Cluster. 

We provide mental health services to all of our Kent prisons and primary care services to Medway and west Kent prisons. In addition, we will also provide pharmacy services to all of our prisons in Kent.

The Greenwich Cluster will receive a full healthcare service, which will include: primary care, mental health, GP services, sexual health, substance misuse, IAPT, dentistry, optometry, physiotherapy, podiatry and pharmacy.

Our services will reach adult male and female offenders, young offenders and foreign nationals. Our services are inclusive of all offenders regardless of their status, for example those who are remanded, sentenced and those serving life terms. We also care for individuals who are subject to deportation.

Our aim is to provide quality evidence-based healthcare to offenders, creating a range of services and interventions that are comparable to services provided to the general public.

Every offender receives a healthcare screen upon reception, which determines not only physical health and wellbeing needs but also identifies any possible mental health issues and associated risks. Each offender under our care has a named key-worker and has a comprehensive care plan that is delivered by a range of specialist practitioners and that addresses their short, medium and long-term health needs.


We are currently recruiting for staff, please check our page on NHS Jobs

We provide physical as well as mental health care to all prisons in Kent and also at Dover Immigration Removal Centre (IRC).

We provide integrated primary care services to Medway prisons (HMYOI’s Cookham Wood and Rochester) and to West Kent Prisons (HMP’s Maidstone and East Sutton Park and five forensic units in Kent).