STORIES ON THE INSIDE Hospital Care For People In Prisons

Thrilled to share this animated documentary, a long term project I have been working on for almost two years along with UCL research team led by Chantal Edge and directing duo Tjoff Koong.

"People in prison have poorer health and poorer access to health care services than the wider population. The closed prison environment restricts access to secondary care services external to the prison. Transfers to a hospital from prison are limited each day due to the lack of prison officers to escort patients. Prisoners can feel discriminated against when attending hospital appointments, leading to self-exclusion from health services while imprisoned. Hospitals that are informed about these issues can make simple changes to address inequalities. We aimed to influence community health professionals to design improved services through the use of an animation based on prisoner experiences of secondary care.
Incarcerated patients have shared their experiences to show the need for service change, not to simply invoke empathy. We aim to produce a tool to engage and inform secondary care staff, not simply tell people in prisons stories. These stories will act as the vehicle for change"


Research Team
Chantal Edge - Chief Investigator, University College London
Rich Stockley - Co-investigator, Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership
Georgia Black - Co-investigator, University College London
Emma King - Collaborator, University College London
Laura Swabey - Collaborator, University College London
Jake Hard - Collaborator, Royal College of General Practitioners Secure Environments Group
Research Partners
User Voice
Surrey County Council
University College London
Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership
Directed by Tjoff Koong Studios (Tezo Don Lee & Magnus Lenneskog)
Animated by Tezo Don Lee & Magnus Lenneskog
Additional Animation by George Wheeler & Natasza Cetner
Sound design and music by Luciano Rossi
Production Passion Animation Studios & Greenhouseanimation
Producer Becky Perryman
Wellcome Trust
Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership