New PHE report calls for greater awareness of high blood pressure

A new report published by Public Health England (PHE) is calling for greater awareness of high blood pressure and increased testing. According to PHE, only half of adults in England know their blood pressure or were tested recently – and another 5.5 million could be undiagnosed, leaving them at greater risk of heart attack, stroke […]

NHS England announces over £3.5 million of new funding for the New Care Model Vanguards in Wakefield

On 15th of December, NHS England announced over £3.5 million of new funding to support and spread the work of the two New Care Model Vanguards in the Wakefield district. The Vanguards are partnerships of NHS, local government, voluntary, community and other organisations that are implementing plans to improve the healthcare people receive, prevent ill […]

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 […]