18 March: Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day

Sunday 18th March is Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day. This day aims to highlight key issues surrounding CSE, encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero-tolerance approach to situations which put children at risk.   What is child sexual exploitation? Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual […]

Spectrum leads sexual health services in Wigan Borough

Today, Spectrum Community Health CIC begins as the new sexual health provider for Wigan Borough. Working in partnership with Wigan Council, Spectrum’s new service will deliver comprehensive sexual health support in several areas across the borough, providing: Advice on contraception and safe sex STI testing, treatment and support Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Chlamydia screening […]

Castleford Sexual Health Clinic Consultation

Tell us how the closure of our Castleford clinic would affect you

Spectrum currently run two sexual health clinics in Castleford, one on Mondays from 2:30pm – 5pm and one on Tuesdays from 5:30pm – 7pm. We want to hear from you regarding the potential closure of the Castleford clinic, and how it may affect you. You can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7KPQGKG, if you could please […]

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 […]

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 […]

National HIV Testing Week

‘Know Your Status’ for National HIV Testing Week

Spectrum Community Health is encouraging people to ‘Know Your Status!’ by taking an HIV test. National HIV Testing Week (NHTW) starts on Saturday 18th November 2017 and sexual health providers across the Wakefield and Barnsley Districts are working together to raise awareness about the importance of getting tested. Knowing your HIV status gives you complete […]

Order your FREE HIV self-testing kit

In support of the National HIV Testing Week, starting Saturday 18th November, Public Health England is funding all requests for HIV self-sampling kits across England. From Monday 6th November 2017 to 8th January 2018, those who are considered to be most at risk of contracting HIV will be able to order a free HIV self-testing […]

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 […]

MHRA warn patients not to purchase unreliable “Hightop” HIV testing kits

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a warning to the public not to use or buy Hightop HIV Home Testing Kits because they may be unreliable and produce false results. The MHRA has seized 114 potentially unreliable products from suppliers in the UK and all sales of the product have been […]

New partnership with LTHT delivering HIV care in Wakefield

From Tuesday 1st August 2017, Spectrum will be partnering up with Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) to provide specialist HIV treatment and care to those living with HIV in Wakefield. The new HIV service being delivered by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) will be running from our Trinity Walk Clinic in Wakefield. HIV patients […]