Kim and Sue, our incredible two!

Congratulations are in order for Kim Hogg, Interim Head of Healthcare at HMP Low Newton, and Sue Thornley, Head of Healthcare at HMP Kirkham, who have both been shortlisted in the Nurse Manager of the Year category at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2021! Kim As a pivotal figure at Low Newton, Kim was nominated […]

Nursing team transforms prison healthcare to land national award

  Spectrum Community Health CIC is celebrating after one of their primary care nursing teams were awarded silver medals from the prestigious Chief Nursing Officer awards. The team were rewarded for their outstanding work in transforming the prison health service at HMP Liverpool, a prison that had previously been monitored under special measures. Spectrum is […]

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 […]

Nurse Leader of the Year receives an MBE

Spectrum Community Health CIC’s Head of Transformation at HMP Liverpool, Stella Hannaway, has been awarded an MBE for services to prison healthcare. Her MBE was announced in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, released on Friday 11 June. Stella joined Spectrum in 2015 from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is currently leading health and social […]

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 […]

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Impact Report 2020

Impact Report 2020 Spectrum has published its latest Impact Report, detailing some of the key achievements and innovations delivered by the award-winning social enterprise, as it looks forward to celebrating 10 Years on 1st April 2021. Highlights include: Being in the Top 50 largest Employee-Owned companies in the UK (for the 3rd year) Glowing Staff Survey […]

Spectrum’s ‘Fab Four’ make the Nursing Times shortlist

Spectrum is delighted to have achieved a fantastic four finalists in the Nursing Times Awards 2020! Following the announcement of the official Nursing Times shortlist, Spectrum staff are now finalists in the following categories: “Team of the Year” – North Yorkshire Horizons “Nurse of the Year” – Helen Bishton (HMP Lancaster Farms)  “Managing Long-Term Conditions” […]

Spectrum services mark World Hepatitis Day

On Tuesday 28th July, Spectrum marked World Hepatitis Day with a host of events across our secure and community services. Secure Services In HMP Durham, we worked alongside Humankind and the Hepatitis C Trust and managed to test 170 men throughout the day. Spectrum staff visited all wings encouraging men to take part in the […]