HMP Holme House Hero Volunteers At The Ukrainian Border

An Urgent Care Co-ordinator at Spectrum has been providing vital support for war victims at the Polish-Ukrainian border. John Robinson, from HMP Holme House, completed the self-funded trip after being inspired by a friend’s son, who set up a fundraising project to provide first-hand aid at Przemyśl Ukrainian Refugee Camp. With the support of his […]

Spectrum receives Bronze Award for Lived Experience Charter pilot

Spectrum CIC has received a Bronze Award for our commitment to the Lived Experience Charter, improving opportunities for people with lived experience of criminal justice. Spectrum is one of six organisations to take part in NHS England’s Charter pilot project, which asked organisations to review their policies, practices and environment to better support the inclusive […]

Prisoner Healthcare Peer Mentoring Programme Scoops National Award

Spectrum CIC has scooped a prestigious Our Health Heroes Award for its breakthrough work in establishing peer mentoring programmes in 7 prisons across the North East. The team beat out stiff competition to scoop the ‘Best Healthcare Initiative in a Community or Criminal Justice Setting’ prize, with judges commending them highly for their transformational impact […]

Art Therapy By Prisoners Showcased At HMP Preston Exhibition

HMP Preston is hosting a month long art exhibition of work produced by prisoners, following art therapy sessions during the pandemic. Held between 1st January and 1st February, the exhibition came about following art classes run by Spectrum. Paintings and drawings by the men at the prison are being displayed within their art room and […]

Vote for Kim: Our Health Heroes Awards

A Durham nurse who returned to the NHS frontline to fight COVID-19 has been nominated for an Our Health Heroes lifetime contribution to healthcare award in recognition of a stellar 42-year career. Before reversing her decision to retire in March 2020, Kim Hogg (below) spent 17 years working at women’s prison HMP Low Newton, where […]

Spectrum’s Kim crowned “Nurse Manager of the Year”!

Congratulations to Kim Hogg, Acting Head of Healthcare in HMP Low Newton, who was named “Nurse Manager of the Year” at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards last night! Kim won this Award for her excellent work in improving care for women during her career at HMP Low Newton, where she has worked since the mid-2000s. […]

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 […]