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 […]

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 […]