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Posted on 18 July 2019

Delphi Medical support for HMP Manchester prisoners praised in HMIP report

Addiction support provided by Delphi Medical in one of the UK’s biggest prisons has received positive feedback following a recently published report by the HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP).

Delphi Medical provides drug and alcohol treatment in a number of prisons in the North West, including HMP Manchester.

A report recently published by HMIP highlighted the quality of support delivered in HMP Manchester, including 15 substance misuse treatment programmes and 14 mental health support services.

The support provided by Delphi Medical helps prisoners commit to living a life free from dependency, helping reduce further offending when they reach the end of their sentence.

The report states that ‘the team was well managed with comprehensive governance, and staff had the required competencies’, and that ‘staff had introduced an impressive menu of prescribing options and treatment pathways’.

The Reduction and Motivation Programme (RAMP) – described by HMIP as an ‘active and well managed peer support scheme’ – was also highlighted in the report.

Claire Illingworth, Delphi Medical’s Head of PSI and HMP Services, said:

“We’re really pleased with the feedback we’ve received in the HMIP’s recent report. It’s a real reflection of the hard work and dedication our team at HMP Manchester shows every day.

“We’d like to thank all our staff for ensuring that the life-changing support they deliver is of the highest possible quality. The work they put in continues to inspire me.”

Established in 2007, Delphi Medical is committed to providing people with dependency problems with the best possible support to start well, live well and age well.

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