Success at ‘Connected on Inclusion’ Awards

Spectrum’s Head of Marketing, Nasar Haq, was awarded ‘Role Model of the Year’ at West Yorkshire and Harrogate Race Equality Network’s ‘Connected on Inclusion’ Awards 2021, on Friday. The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of those who have made a difference to race equality across the region. Nasar was nominated for ‘Role Model of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Transform Research Alliance: ‘Rapid Review’ explores domestic abuse

Spectrum’s Transform Research Alliance publishes Rapid Reviews which explore research on diverse topics. This month, we’re taking a look at Domestic Abuse. September’s Rapid Review began by analysing the results of 33 published journal articles and reviews  on intimate partner violence (IPV) against women. Risk and protective factors The research identified positive risk factors for […]

Sexual Health Week: spotlight on RSE

To celebrate Sexual Health Week, Spectrum is spotlighting Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and exploring ways that we can support teachers, parents and young people in recognising the value of RSE. We believe passionately that everyone has the right to learn about relationships and sex education in a safe and supportive environment, where they feel able […]

Spectrum leads the Recovery in Prisons Conference

Following our successful ‘Safer Care in Prisons’ event in 2018, Spectrum joined NHS England and HMPPS to co-host the ‘Recovery in Prisons’ Conference on 28th January. Almost 300 guests attended this year’s conference at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds, bringing together academics, researchers, prison staff and partners to share their reflections on recovery. Guests heard […]

Mens Health Week: A focus on numbers

From 10-16 June Spectrum is marking Men’s Health Week, with a focus on ‘health by numbers’. We are highlighting some key facts and figures relating to men’s sexual health: STIs In 2015, 94% of all syphilis diagnoses were men Since 2008,syphilis diagnoses have risen by 148% (from 2,874 to 7,137), mostly among gay, bisexual or […]