Entries by Amy Johnson

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 […]

Love in lockdown: Valentine’s campaign

Valentine’s Day may look a little different this year – how we interact with each other, the way we celebrate the day and even the way we feel may be affected. COVID-19 and lockdown can put a huge strain on relationships, but this Valentine’s day we’re making sure it’s still enjoyable in a safe, fun […]

Build the Future: National Apprenticeship Week

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! To support the national ‘Build the Future’ Apprenticeship campaign, Spectrum will be sharing information about all things apprenticeship this week – including showcasing some of our own apprentices and sharing information about national and NHS pathways. So what are Apprenticeships? Apprenticeships are learning opportunities which can help you to develop further […]

West Yorkshire’s first large-scale Vaccination Centre launches in Wakefield

On Tuesday 26th January, Navigation Walk (Spectrum’s Head Office) opened its doors as the first large-scale vaccination centre in West Yorkshire. Transformed into a clinical setting, the first floor of Navigation Walk is the first of four COVID-19 Vaccination centres to open in West Yorkshire – meaning thousands more appointments can be offered to patients […]

New Year’s Honours: Dr. Linda Harris receives an OBE

Spectrum’s Chief Executive, Dr. Linda Harris, has been awarded an OBE for services to the NHS – an amazing achievement which marks a continuing commitment over a 30-year career. Before establishing Spectrum in 2011, Linda had a distinguished career in the NHS initially as a local Wakefield GP before going onto help establish community substance […]

Sign up to help us find a COVID-19 Vaccine

As Wakefield enters Tier 2 lockdown, it’s now more important than ever that local residents join the fight against COVID-19 – and you can play your part by signing up to the NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Research Registry. Anyone 18 or over can sign up through the NHS website by visiting www.nhs.uk/sign-up-to-be-contacted-for-research – the process takes around […]