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Leadership in prison nursing: empowering women to take control of their health

Unexpected opportunities to improve access to care for a vulnerable patient group

Kim Hogg describes how her role offered unexpected opportunities to improve take-up of healthcare services among a vulnerable patient group

With more than 17 years’ experience in women’s offender care, Kim Hogg has learned never to take anything for granted.

‘You see so much inequality here. You have to make every contact count,’ says Ms Hogg, who is interim head of healthcare at HMP Low Newton, a women’s prison in County Durham.

Primary care nursing, but in a different setting

‘Even if you’re just dressing someone’s wound, you can have a conversation about their health, their family and what they

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