A HEALTHCARE official said changes have been introduced following the death of a Bullingdon Prison inmate who suffered mental health problems.

Oxford Coroner’s Court has heard that James Maughan, 34, was found dead on the morning of July 11 last year.

The jury inquest has been told that Mr Maughan was found at about 5.30am in his cell by prison officers and the cause of death was hanging.

The married father-of-four, who was born in Ireland, arrived at the prison near Bicester in April last year and was serving a two-year sentence for burglary.

Yesterday Christopher Law, of Care UK Health and Rehabilitation Services which delivers healthcare services at the prison, spoke about changes in mental health provision implemented since Mr Maughan’s death.

He said it was ‘challenging’ to recruit mental health teams but added that about 15 staff since March this year have attended a personality disorder awareness course to make them more aware of the difficulties prisoners with personality disorders could be facing.

The hearing, which Mr Maughan’s family is attending, continues.