Entries by Amy Johnson

New Alcohol Studies report finds that breath tests have fallen almost a quarter in five years

A new report published by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) reveals that numbers of breath tests for drink-driving have fallen almost a quarter in the past five years. Running on empty: Drink-driving law enforcement in England’ assesses nationally published breath test figures from police data, alongside Freedom of Information (FoI) responses from 35 police […]

Spectrum prison nurses win at the GP Awards 2017!

Spectrum’s Prison nurses in York have scooped a national healthcare award for their six-week programme supporting patients with chronic lung disease. The healthcare team at HMP Full Sutton was crowned “Clinical Team of the Year (Respiratory)” at the General Practice Awards 2017, held at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on 30th November. Their award-winning programme combines […]

Spectrum leads new sexual health service for Wigan Borough

In partnership with Wigan Council, Spectrum will be providing sexual health services across the Wigan Borough from March 2018. The Council has awarded Spectrum a five year contract to deliver all sexual health services across the borough. This change comes after a review identified opportunities for sexual health improvement across the area, and the local […]

Prison nurses make the shortlist for the Guardian Public Service Awards

We’re wishing the best of luck to Spectrum’s prison nursing team tonight, who are finalists for the Guardian Public Service Awards in central London. The Guardian Public Service Awards have been held annually since 2003, celebrating public servants across a range of sectors including care, housing, finance, recruitment and HR. With an expected audience of […]

WY-FI Project Navigator is commended for supporting vulnerable people

A Navigator from Spectrum’s Wakefield WY-FI service has received a Commendation from West Yorkshire Police for the team’s work to build safer communities, including through supporting better access to services for vulnerable people. Jamie Hayward (pictured), a Navigator for West Yorkshire: Finding Independence (WY:FI) joined colleagues at the District Commander’s Awards on 22nd November, led […]

Spectrum shortlisted for the Pamela Sheridan Award

Spectrum is one of six finalists for this year’s Pamela Sheridan Award, which recognises excellence in sex education programmes and projects for young people. Led by the Family Planning Association (FPA), the award celebrates innovation and good practice in relationships and sex education (RSE) within a wide range of settings, including high schools and youth […]

Spectrum is shortlisted for the GP Awards 2017!

Three Spectrum services have been shortlisted for the General Practice Awards 2017. This is a fantastic achievement for our community services, which have been shortlisted  for: Nursing Team of the Year Clinical Team of the Year (Sexual Health) Clinical Team of the Year (Respiratory) The GP Awards recognise excellence in general practice and nursing across […]

WY-FI Project nominated for a community award

Spectrum colleagues within the West Yorkshire: Finding Independence Project (WY-FI) are set to receive an award from West Yorkshire Police for their work to support the rehabilitation of offenders. Jamie Hayward, a Navigator for WY-FI Project in Wakefield, has been invited to the District Commander’s Awards Evening on 22nd November, led by Chief Superintendent Mabs […]