Entries by Amy Johnson

Spectrum’s Belinda becomes Nurse Representative

Belinda Loftus (Cluster Manager for Spectrum’s Sexual Health Services) has been appointed as a Nurse Representative to the Board of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH). This important role helps to ensure that nurses have a voice in organisations which are medic-heavy, as nurses make up the majority of the Sexual Health […]

Navigation Walk Vaccination Centre reaches one-year anniversary

West Yorkshire’s first large-scale vaccination centre marks 12 months of providing life-saving COVID-19 jabs to people across Wakefield today. Thousands of people have been vaccinated since Navigation Walk, headquarters of Spectrum Community Health CIC, opened its doors on 26 January 2021. Staff from The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Spectrum Community Health CIC have […]

Vote for Kim: Our Health Heroes Awards

A Durham nurse who returned to the NHS frontline to fight COVID-19 has been nominated for an Our Health Heroes lifetime contribution to healthcare award in recognition of a stellar 42-year career. Before reversing her decision to retire in March 2020, Kim Hogg (below) spent 17 years working at women’s prison HMP Low Newton, where […]

Success for Wakefield Research partners at the Pharma Times Awards!

Congratulations to our partners across the Wakefield Together network, who were collectively crowned “Clinical Site Team of the Year” at the Pharma Times Awards in September! The Wakefield Research network picked up the top prize for their work co-delivering the PROVENT COVID-19 Antibody Trial in 2020.  Spectrum was a key delivery partner in the PROVENT project, led […]

Cervical screening programme is a success in Styal

An innovative cervical screening system implemented by Spectrum in HMP Styal has seen a dramatic rise in the number of prisoners being tested. Specialist nurse practitioner Nicola Shufflebotham and health promotion lead Jo Harwood, both from Spectrum, set up a more targeted and personal approach to  improve cervical screening uptake at the prison for female […]

Spectrum’s Chief Executive joins top SME Leaders 20

Spectrum’s Chief Executive, Dr Linda Harris OBE, has been named amongst the SME Leaders 20! The SME Leaders 20 (Small and Medium Enterprises) is a ‘leaderboard of business excellence’ created to identify and celebrate the achievements of individual and business leadership teams before, during and as we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Judges were […]

Yorkshire vaccination centre reaches 50,000th patient

On 26th January, local healthcare services opened West Yorkshire’s first large-scale COVID-19 vaccination centre. Three months on, staff have vaccinated 50,000 people at the Wakefield site.  Wakefield together against COVID-19 The vaccination premises (Navigation Walk) is the corporate headquarters of Spectrum Community Health. Converted from office space into a vaccination hub, the first floor of the […]