HIV Testing Week and World AIDS Day – what did we do?

Our Sexual Health Teams in Wakefield and Barnsley have been very busy during the past few weeks with events such as National HIV Testing Week and World AIDS Day. Both teams organised several outreach events in the community and local colleges. Wakefield Sexual Health Team set-up stalls in Wakefield College City Campus and Castleford Campus […]

New day, new website and new blog!

New day, new website and new blog! Hooray! Our new website is live now with a dedicated section on Sexual Health. We are very excited about the launch of this website and sincerely hope you find it useful as well. We are writing this blog to introduce you to the sexual health section of this website. If […]

International Nurses Day – Tracey

Tracey, Matron Day-to-day Role: I am responsible for ensuring that the nursing team are equipped with the skills they need to deliver safe effective care to our patients. I also engage with other partnership agencies ensuring that services link together to deliver appropriate care. Through my role I also support patients with complex needs, working […]

International Nurses Day – Nicole

“A lot of what we do is focused on prevention, counselling and being non-judgemental – prison nursing is truly about care and compassion.” – Nicole, Registered General Nurse My role as a nurse within a secure environment is very hands-on. I help to run a fully functioning medical centre that operates 24 hours a day, […]

International Nurses Day – Jane

“The patients are what make me tick, and if I can help someone a little bit in their times of need, then that’s a job well done.” – Jane, Clinical Nurse Specialist My role combines management with clinical aspects. From a management perspective I support a team of nurses who work for the CASH (Contraception […]

Spectrum Celebrating International Nurses Day

At 16 years old Karen knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. Today she is a Senior Nurse Practitioner at Spectrum Community Health. Today is International Nurses Day (taking place on Florence Nightingale’s birthday – 12th May) and an opportunity for everyone to acknowledge the fantastic work that is done by these […]

International Women’s Day: Women supported by Spectrum to make positive choices

International Women’s day, on Saturday 8th March, celebrates the achievements of women, the roles they play in the work place, in society, in politics and so on. It’s not uncommon to hear about the success of women in their careers. However there are many inspiring women, working with organisations like Spectrum, that provide help and […]

Volunteering

This week is Volunteering Week, find out what volunteering means to one of our volunteers, Sherrelle Poole. We all love cake; a sweet treat never fails to bring a SMILE and that’s one of the many reasons why I volunteer for Spectrum People! Alongside Becky Pendle, who is also a volunteer, I help to run […]

Children benefit from PSHE education

Children can benefit enormously from high quality PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education in schools according to Ofsted and their latest report ‘Not Yet Good Enough’. Recently we saw The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills publish their recommendations on how PSHE should be taught and whilst the report focused on […]