NURSES looking for a 'challenging change of scenery' with 'no two days the same' are invited to an open day to find out about working in the region's prisons.

The event, organised by healthcare provider Care UK, is aimed at registered nurses, third year student nurses and qualified pharmacy technicians who are interested in working in prisons or Young Offenders Institutions in the Thames Valley area.

Prisons in the cluster include HMP Bullingdon, near Bicester, as well as HMYOI Aylesbury, HMP Grendon, HMP Huntercombe and HMP Springhill.

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Health in Justice medical director Sarah Bromley, from Care UK, said: “This is an opportunity for healthcare professionals to make a real difference to the wellbeing of some of the country’s most vulnerable people, some teenagers."

She added: “Working in prisons not only offers a huge variety of experience, but Care UK also offers excellent training programmes, so working in this fascinating sector can offer a real boost to your career.”

The clinical healthcare open day will take place at the Holiday Inn, Oxford, on Saturday, January 25.

The day-long, free event in Woodstock Road, begins at 9.30am with a chance to meet the team and learn more about the roles.

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There will be talks, a question and answer session, as well as an opportunity to interview on the day.

A follow-up visit will be arranged so candidates can visit one of the sites.

To attend this event get in touch via email at by Wednesday, January 22.