Spectrum’s Alcohol Liaison Service nominated for the HSJ Awards!

Spectrum’s Alcohol Liaison Service has been shortlisted for the Health Service Journal Awards, which will take place in London on 6th November. Reaching the final stages of the awards is a fantastic achievement for our nurse-led ALS Service, which supports patients in Pinderfields Hospital to learn about safer drinking and reduce their risk of alcohol-related […]

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 […]

Finalists in the Nursing Times Workforce Awards

On 25th September, two senior leaders from Spectrum were finalists at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards!  Heads of Healthcare Stella and Kelly (pictured) attended the glittering Nursing Times ceremony at the Brewery in London, where they were shortlisted for their fantastic work leading prison healthcare services. Although Spectrum didn’t win on this occasion, it’s a […]

Spectrum to lead new partnership for North East Prisons healthcare services

Spectrum Community Health CIC has been awarded the contract to lead and deliver healthcare services at 7 prisons in the North East. Spectrum will lead a partnership with key providers: Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) and Humankind. The new partnership will see further integration throughout healthcare in 7 prisons – HMPs […]

Outstanding: Care Quality Commission praises North Yorkshire Horizons

Clinical care in North Yorkshire Horizons, the specialist drug and alcohol service for the county, has been rated “Outstanding”, with outcomes that were above the national average, in a report published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In November 2018, a two-day inspection by the CQC found that clinical support provided by the substance misuse […]

New Liaison and Diversion service supports those with mental health and learning disabilities

Three health and social care agencies have joined forces to provide liaison and diversion services across the region, which supports those going through the criminal justice system who require mental health or learning disability support. Existing providers mental health and learning disability Trust, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), alongside new partners, […]

Top tips for staying safe over Christmas

Spectrum is urging partygoers to stay safe ahead of “Mad Friday”, the busiest party night of the year. Traditionally the last Friday before Christmas, “Mad Friday” marks the beginning of the festive party season but can often be marred by heavy drinking. It can be tempting to indulge when you’re out with friends and family […]

Alcohol Awareness Week: time to change your drinking?

19th-25th November is national Alcohol Awareness Week This year’s campaign focuses on alcohol and change, helping more people to seek support if they’re struggling with problem drinking and make small, manageable lifestyle changes to boost their long-term health. Across services, Spectrum is sharing key messages around: Recognising problem drinking Increasing access to support services Taking […]

Spectrum wins at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards

Spectrum was proud to win the “Best Wellbeing and Staff Engagement initiative” Award at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards on 4th October. This award for our Workforce Wellness Programme is a fantastic endorsement of the commitment Spectrum has to Staff Health & Wellbeing, which is one of our business priorities. The Workforce Wellness Programme offers in-depth […]

Wakefield charity GASPED receives a lifeline from Spectrum

Spectrum Community Health CIC has extended a lifeline to GASPED, a highly regarded Wakefield-based charity which supports the families of people affected by drug and/or alcohol misuse. GASPED had been facing closure following a significant reduction in the funding it receives. Under the new partnership arrangement, GASPED will see funding secured for a further 18 months from […]