Entries by Amy Johnson

Inspiring Recovery receives a “Good” rating from CQC inspectors

Inspiring Recovery, the Wakefield substance misuse service, has been rated “Good” across all five quality standards assessed by the Care Quality Commission. The substance misuse service is delivered by Turning Point in partnership with Spectrum and was inspected by the CQC in November 2019. In their official report, inspectors praised the service for involving clients […]

Inspectors praise ‘dramatic’ improvements in HMP Liverpool

HMP Liverpool has been praised for ‘remarkable improvements’ in a new report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP). The encouraging report follows on from an announced inspection in September last year – the prison’s first since it was criticised for overcrowding and poor living conditions in 2017. Praising Liverpool for ‘a remarkable achievement’ over […]

North Yorkshire Horizons is rated “Outstanding” by CQC

North Yorkshire Horizons is now officially rated as “Outstanding” overall by the Care Quality Commission. The drug and alcohol recovery service, commissioned by North Yorkshire County Council, received the coveted accreditation following an inspection in August of the Humankind treatment element of the contract.The clinical component of the service, run by Spectrum Community Health CIC, […]

Spectrum’s Alcohol Liaison Service nominated for the HSJ Awards!

Spectrum’s Alcohol Liaison Service has been shortlisted for the Health Service Journal Awards, which will take place in London on 6th November. Reaching the final stages of the awards is a fantastic achievement for our nurse-led ALS Service, which supports patients in Pinderfields Hospital to learn about safer drinking and reduce their risk of alcohol-related […]

Finalists in the Nursing Times Workforce Awards

On 25th September, two senior leaders from Spectrum were finalists at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards!  Heads of Healthcare Stella and Kelly (pictured) attended the glittering Nursing Times ceremony at the Brewery in London, where they were shortlisted for their fantastic work leading prison healthcare services. Although Spectrum didn’t win on this occasion, it’s a […]

Raising awareness on Multiple Disadvantage Day

On 3rd July, Spectrum’s WY-FI Navigators will join 11 other organisations to mark the first ever Multiple Disadvantage Day – a day to recognise the challenges which face people with complex needs and raise awareness of support. ‘Multiple Disadvantage’ is the term used when a person experiences a combination of homelessness, addiction, re-offending or mental […]

County Durham service offers new Naloxone training for custody officers

Members of the Durham Drug and Alcohol Service have been involved in delivering pioneering Naloxone training to custody officers from the Durham Constabulary. Naloxone is a powerful opioid reversal drug which can reverse the effects of an overdose within seconds – and can even save lives. Although it is typically administered by paramedics and other […]