Stay safe on Valentine’s Day

If you’re in the mood for love this Valentine’s Day, remember to protect your health and prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by practicing safe sex. Valentine’s is often described as the most romantic day of the year, and it’s a time when many couples are most likely to be intimate –  so making sure that […]

New number for Wakefield District

Spectrum’s sexual health service at the Trinity Walk Clinic, Wakefield has a temporary new phone number: 01924 846628 Patients looking for support with sexual health queries can also email: Wakefield.SHARP@spectrum-cic.nhs.uk.

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 […]

Spectrum’s Fiona is “Doctor of the Year” at the Yorkshire Evening Post Awards

Fantastic news at the Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards, where three of Spectrum’s services/staff were finalists in these regional celebrations, hosted in Leeds on Monday 5th December. Dr. Fiona Schneider, Clinical Lead at Wakefield Sexual Health Service, won the coveted title of Doctor of the Year! This is an amazing accolade for Spectrum’s […]

13,500 people living with an undiagnosed HIV infection in the UK

New figures released on World AIDS day by Public Health England (PHE) also estimate 101,200 people in the UK are living with HIV. According to new figures released on World AIDS Day (WAD) by PHE, an estimated 101,200 people are living with HIV in the UK. Of these more than 13,500 are living with an […]

Spectrum doctor shortlisted for Yorkshire Evening Post awards

A senior Spectrum doctor has been shortlisted as Doctor of the Year at the Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards 2016. Dr. Fiona Schneider is the Clinical Lead of Spectrum’s Sexual Health services in Wakefield. The service offers contraception, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, relationship & sexual health education (RSE) and outreach […]

National HIV testing week – Take the Test

Sexual Health Providers across Wakefield District are raising awareness about HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) during National HIV Testing Week (NHTW). Spectrum Community Health, along with partner organisations, is urging people to take the test to know their HIV status. It’s important to get tested and diagnosed to ensure that treatment can begin early, improving your […]

Keeping safe in pregnancy

The Department of Health has launched a new website called Our Chance to help keep pregnant mothers and their babies safe – maximising women’s chances of having safer pregnancies. Our Chance has been developed with charities Best Beginnings and Sands to give parents the knowledge and confidence to maximise their chances of better outcomes for […]

Have your say on HIV services in the Wakefield district and Dewsbury area

NHS England is conducting a survey to evaluate HIV services within the Wakefield district and Dewsbury. The purpose of the survey is to obtain the views of people who use HIV services within these areas and then to take these views on board as much as possible. During the survey questions will be asked about […]