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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]