International Overdose Awareness Day

31st August marked International Overdose Awareness Day. Accidental overdose is a growing problem. In 2017, 3,756 people in England and Wales lost their lives to drug overdose – the highest figure since comparative records began in 1993. The Office for National Statistics estimates that of that number, almost 80% of deaths due to drug misuse […]

Spectrum hosts third Recovery College

On Thursday 30th August, Spectrum was pleased to host the third Recovery College event in Wakefield. Held in Wakefield Town Hall, “A Celebration of Recovery” was a learning and networking event aiming to showcase the best of recovery services across Yorkshire and the North East. Spectrum welcomed over 50 guests to Wakefield Town Hall, as […]

Spectrum celebrates at the Recovery Games 2018

Over the past 12 months, Spectrum has been developing our expertise in substance misuse across the North of England. As well as providing clinical services for people struggling with drugs and alcohol, we’re passionate about celebrating visible recovery – including in secure environments, where we provide non-clinical Recovery services. Our commitment to Recovery led us […]

Spectrum prison nurses win at the GP Awards 2017!

Spectrum’s Prison nurses in York have scooped a national healthcare award for their six-week programme supporting patients with chronic lung disease. The healthcare team at HMP Full Sutton was crowned “Clinical Team of the Year (Respiratory)” at the General Practice Awards 2017, held at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on 30th November. Their award-winning programme combines […]

Prison nurses make the shortlist for the Guardian Public Service Awards

We’re wishing the best of luck to Spectrum’s prison nursing team tonight, who are finalists for the Guardian Public Service Awards in central London. The Guardian Public Service Awards have been held annually since 2003, celebrating public servants across a range of sectors including care, housing, finance, recruitment and HR. With an expected audience of […]

Spectrum attends the 5th Health & Justice Summit

Spectrum will join clinical experts across the UK in shining a light on prison healthcare at the 5th Health and Justice Summit from 27th-28th November. The Health and Justice Summit is one of the largest networking events in the healthcare industry, bringing together clinicians from across the UK to discuss key areas of research, best […]

WY-FI Project Navigator is commended for supporting vulnerable people

A Navigator from Spectrum’s Wakefield WY-FI service has received a Commendation from West Yorkshire Police for the team’s work to build safer communities, including through supporting better access to services for vulnerable people. Jamie Hayward (pictured), a Navigator for West Yorkshire: Finding Independence (WY:FI) joined colleagues at the District Commander’s Awards on 22nd November, led […]

Spectrum is shortlisted for the GP Awards 2017!

Three Spectrum services have been shortlisted for the General Practice Awards 2017. This is a fantastic achievement for our community services, which have been shortlisted  for: Nursing Team of the Year Clinical Team of the Year (Sexual Health) Clinical Team of the Year (Respiratory) The GP Awards recognise excellence in general practice and nursing across […]

Spectrum shortlisted for the Nursing Times Awards

Spectrum Community Health has made the official shortlist for the Nursing Times Awards 2017, with five patient projects nominated for a national award! Spectrum teams are finalists in the following categories: Emergency and Critical Care Nursing in the Community Respiratory Nursing Managing Long-Term Conditions Celebrating hard work across a range of projects, this shortlisting is […]

Care Quality Commission publish report on healthcare services at HMP Full Sutton

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a new report of Spectrum’s healthcare services at HMP Full Sutton, a high-security male prison near York. Published on 14 December, the report found that all service improvements identified for Spectrum Community Health in May 2016 had been made. Spectrum would like to thank the CQC inspectors for […]