Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust | East of England
Tracey is a general registered nurse who has worked in the NHS for 37 years. Having worked on various wards and units in a hospital setting for 22 years, Tracey progressed into a senior role.
In 2007, Tracey was keen to experience a new challenge, which saw her move into prison nursing. Tracey fully embedded herself in the prison healthcare system, experiencing a variety of roles and getting to know all areas before becoming a Head of Healthcare in 2013. Now, Tracey is NHFT’s Head of Specialist and Secured Services for Bedfordshire and she oversees the MDT healthcare teams at HMP Bedford and Yarl’s Wood I.R.C.
Tracey has a strong passion for prison healthcare and has bought in a number of initiatives to improve patient care and experience within prisons. She has been instrumental in building links with universities and facilitating student placements to encourage new nurses to consider prison nursing as a career path.
Tracey has improved the quality and expanded the services available to the patients, by working alongside commissioners, NHFT and her team. She has developed a strong focus on health promotion, facilitated the use of technology in an environment that was previously very cautious, and she is now looking at ways to ease the transition for patients moving from prison back into the community by piloting the reconnect service and the building bridges with community and police services.
Nominated by: Mohammad Yasin MP