A day in the life of a prison GP

Dr Patrick Staite tells GP Jobs what it is like to work as a prison GP.

Dr Patrick Staite
Dr Patrick Staite

Dr Staite works for Care UK as regional medical lead for the West Midlands prison cluster and is a prison GP at HMP Oakwood, near Wolverhampton. He spoke to GP Jobs about the highs and lows of being a prison GP, describing a typical day at work and explaining why he made the move from partnership to life 'behind bars'.

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