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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Prison healthcare

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust are contracted to provide health services for HMP Birmingham.

The service is provided for any individual within HMP Birmingham experiencing:

  • Acute mental health distress

  • Severe and enduring mental illness, whereby the prisoner is known to psychiatric services


The service is also provided for people undergoing assessment of acute and problematic primary mental health care needs beyond the scope of prison primary care.

We help by providing the following care:

  • Mental health care services
  • Severe and enduring mental illness
  • Screening for mental illness at reception through primary care and drug, substance and alcohol misuse assessments
  • Provide a dual diagnosis service with substance misuse services
  • Clinical and nursing services to a specific number of dedicated beds
  • Discharge co-ordination for individuals being released from prison and on a care plan approach (CPA) or enhanced CPA
  • Discharge co-ordination for individuals on a CPA or enhanced CPA being transferred from HMP Birmingham to another prison or a forensic mental health service
  • Wing based mental health services for those prisoners on CPA in need of crisis resolution or assertive services
  • Other psychotherapeutic interventions.
  • Low level psychiatric mental health maintenance, care or case management



Access to the mental health service should be by referral only.

For further information on HMP prison Birmingham please visit www.hmpbirmingham.co.uk