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 […]

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 […]

Inspectors praise ‘dramatic’ improvements in HMP Liverpool

HMP Liverpool has been praised for ‘remarkable improvements’ in a new report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP). The encouraging report follows on from an announced inspection in September last year – the prison’s first since it was criticised for overcrowding and poor living conditions in 2017. Praising Liverpool for ‘a remarkable achievement’ over […]

Spectrum’s Stella is ‘Nurse leader of the Year’

Huge congratulations to Stella Hannaway, our Head of Transformation in HMP Liverpool, who was crowned “Nurse Leader of the Year” at the Nursing Times Awards 2019! Stella attended the glittering Nursing Times ceremony in London last night, where she was joined by Belinda Loftus, our Cluster Manager for Sexual Health, and hundreds of other healthcare […]

Are you going for sober for October?

If you’re looking to kick-start your health with some simple changes this autumn, why not kick the booze for one full month and go sober for October? Throughout this month, Spectrum will be encouraging more people to go sober for October and enjoy the benefits of banishing the booze. To get involved this year, you […]