Yorkshire vaccination centre reaches 50,000th patient

On 26th January, local healthcare services opened West Yorkshire’s first large-scale COVID-19 vaccination centre. Three months on, staff have vaccinated 50,000 people at the Wakefield site.  Wakefield together against COVID-19 The vaccination premises (Navigation Walk) is the corporate headquarters of Spectrum Community Health. Converted from office space into a vaccination hub, the first floor of the […]

Build the Future: National Apprenticeship Week

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! To support the national ‘Build the Future’ Apprenticeship campaign, Spectrum will be sharing information about all things apprenticeship this week – including showcasing some of our own apprentices and sharing information about national and NHS pathways. So what are Apprenticeships? Apprenticeships are learning opportunities which can help you to develop further […]

West Yorkshire’s first large-scale Vaccination Centre launches in Wakefield

On Tuesday 26th January, Navigation Walk (Spectrum’s Head Office) opened its doors as the first large-scale vaccination centre in West Yorkshire. Transformed into a clinical setting, the first floor of Navigation Walk is the first of four COVID-19 Vaccination centres to open in West Yorkshire – meaning thousands more appointments can be offered to patients […]

Sign up to help us find a COVID-19 Vaccine

As Wakefield enters Tier 2 lockdown, it’s now more important than ever that local residents join the fight against COVID-19 – and you can play your part by signing up to the NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Research Registry. Anyone 18 or over can sign up through the NHS website by visiting www.nhs.uk/sign-up-to-be-contacted-for-research – the process takes around […]

Raising awareness of CSE: our early intervention Programme

Spectrum’s Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) team are finalists in the 2020 Patient Safety Awards, which will take place in November. The team were shortlisted in the “Education and Training” category for their new CSE Respect Programme, which offers 1:1 and group support for vulnerable young people who have risk factors for child sexual exploitation […]

Spectrum leads Wakefield WY-FI

​​​​​​​After receiving 12 months of funding through Wakefield Council, Spectrum is now leading Wakefield WY-FI. ​​​ What is WY-FI? West Yorkshire: Finding Independence (WYFI) launched in 2014, aiming to support vulnerable people who faced barriers in accessing services. Originally funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the project linked agencies across the county to help […]