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 […]

Protect your sexual health over the Christmas period

Spectrum Community Health CIC is urging residents to look after their sexual health over the festive season by being careful at a time when drinking alcohol increases with the festivities. Alcohol can alter a person’s perception in certain situations meaning they might take more risks including not using a condom. When intoxicated it might be […]

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 […]

Share your feedback on Wakefield maternity services

NHS Wakefield CCG are currently reaching out to local women to find out about their experiences of postnatal care and support in the district. The CCG service are keen to reach as many women as possible to find out how they felt about the support they received and the information and advice from their midwife […]

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 […]