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The call comes after the committee published a report last week (September 2016) on ‘Sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools’. The report outlines some deeply concerning evidences such as 59% of girls and young women aged 13-21 said that they had faced some form of sexual harassment at school or college in 2014. This clearly indicates the dire need for high quality, age-appropriate relationships and sex education delivered by well-trained individuals.
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), an executive agency of the Department of Health, are reminding people to use only industry standard testing kits and condoms.As part of FPA’s Sexual Health Week, MHRA are asking people to avoid using counterfeit condoms and dodgy self-testing kits for HIV and STIs. Spectrum Community Health offers sexual health services including STI testing to everyone in the Wakefield district and only uses licensed condoms and approved self-testing kits. We provide quality chlamydia screening kits for free to anyone between 16 – 24 years.
Spectrum Community Health is promoting Sexual Health Week, an annual campaign organised by the Family Planning Association (FPA). This year the week will run from 12–18 September with focus on sexually transmitted infections (STIs). But for Spectrum STIs mean how to keep yourself Safe, access Treatment and stay Informed and updated about sexual health.
The first Communities of Practice Network Meeting, organised by Macmillan and supported by Spectrum, was held in Manchester on July 6, to improve end-of-life and palliative care in prisons.
Wakefield’s Workplace Wellness Programme has been launched at the first ever Wellness Summit on 5th July. The Wellness Programme, which is being led by Spectrum Community Health CIC on behalf of the Health & Wellbeing Board and the Connecting Care Partnership, is an initiative to boost health and wellbeing for public sector staff working in the District by offering them comprehensive Wellness Checks.