NHS Foundations – Passion Making a Difference

The NHS celebrates its 70th Birthday on 5th July 2018!

Spectrum is proud to be an NHS-contracted business, with its roots within the NHS, many of our staff having worked and trained within the NHS, and now delivering high quality healthcare across the North of England.

Before Spectrum was launched in April 2011, its staff were part of Wakefield NHS Primary Care Trust. Operating as WISMS (Wakefield Substance Misuse Service), Clinical Director, Dr. Linda Harris had ambitions to develop healthcare that looked after the most vulnerable people in our society, those who would fall through the gaps of traditional services.

Exercising the option to spin out of the NHS (the ‘Right to Request’), nurses, doctors, healthcare professionals and corporate staff took the brave step to be part of a new organisation… a new social enterprise, whose values were set by the NHS and whose passion made a difference.