Capturing healthcare experiences of people in prison


  • Surrey County Council

Project summary

Clinicians are often unaware of the health inequalities faced by people in prison (PIP), who often struggle to maintain their health and wellbeing. We will raise awareness of this by producing a film about the challenges of accessing healthcare in prison. 

Film development will include interactive workshops and interviews with PIP to capture their first-hand experiences about healthcare issues. The film will be screened to clinicians who do not work in prisons to assess its ability to motivate people to improve prison healthcare, to gather initial ideas generated by the film, and how it should be distributed for maximum effect. It will also be screened in prisons, alongside a discussion forum between PIP, staff and professionals, to shape future research priorities and discuss how best to continue to involve and engage PIP in research as experts, researchers and participants.