Spectrum has been successful in its bid and been awarded the contract for Integrated Sexual Health Services in the Wakefield District.
This means that not only does Spectrum retain the contract for sexual health services – which the social enterprise has been successfully delivering for the past four years – but will also be responsible for GUM services (genitourinary medicine) under the new arrangement.
A new integrated service will be re-launched on 1st November 2015.
Linda Harris, Spectrum’s Chief Executive, said. “This is fantastic news for Spectrum. This, coupled with our recent contract win to deliver sexual health services in neighbouring Barnsley, reinforces the confidence that our commissioners have in us to continue to provide high quality, confidential and non-judgemental sexual health services in the Wakefield District.”
Spectrum already provides sexual health services at Margaret Street Clinic (Wakefield City Centre) and a number of clinics and outreach services across the Wakefield District. The organisation also delivers Relationship & Sexual Education programmes into the majority of schools in the District. The addition of GUM services from 1st November will mean that the public will benefit from a more integrated sexual health service.