Matthew Govier

Senior Prison Nurse

Mr Matthew Govier is an experienced Senior Prison Nurse.

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Mr Matthew Govier has worked for both the NHS and a number of private sector healthcare providers over a period of 20 years. In doing so he has gained experience at bands 5, 6, 7 and 8 in custodial healthcare which has allowed him insight into this specialist area. As an Expert Prison Nurse Witness he is able to help others understand this environment during the litigation process.

Mr Govier has a broad knowledge of Adult nursing and has been a qualified Registered General Nurse since September 2005. Although originally beginning his career in surgical nursing within hospitals he has spent the last ten years working exclusively in several prisons all over the UK. His knowledge of secure environment healthcare is extensive and his clients are appreciative of his clear and concise advice.

Experience of giving evidence

Mr Matthew Govier has provided reports prior to court proceedings for in excess of 50 different cases since becoming a Prison Nurse Expert Witness approximately 7 years ago.

Cases undertaken


Specialist assessments offered

Mr Govier is able to review cases prior to court and write detailed reports on the likelihood of successful litigation. He is able to attend case conferences whenever requested to do so to discuss my Expert Opinions both in person or remotely. He is also able to attend court to give evidence on the cases that he has previously written reports on should he be required to do so.




Mr Matthew Govier’ s diary is very flexible. He can attend at short notice or for planned meetings. He is available both as a full time or part time witness and always tries to  accommodate new cases.

Qualifications and memberships

Professional memberships

Registered General Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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