Spectrum ranks 22nd in The Employee Ownership Top 50 of 2022

Spectrum has climbed the rankings in ‘The Employee Ownership Top 50’ for 2022, securing a number 22 spot in the list of UK’s largest employee-owned companies. It is an impressive increase on last year’s ranking of 31st largest, and a jump of 11 spots since the pandemic began in 2020. Dr Linda Harris OBE, Spectrum’s […]

Winners at the NIHR Research Awards!

Congratulations to our Clinical Research team and all partners in the Wakefield Together Research Partnership, joint winners at the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Research Awards last night! The Partnership won the “Contribution to COVID-19 Research” category for their work on the Phase III PROVENT Antibody Study – a trial which recruited the first patient in […]

Spectrum’s clinical services rated “Good” in County Durham

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Spectrum’s clinical provision as “Good” in County Durham Drug and Alcohol Service. During an inspection of Spectrum’s clinical services in February, inspectors assessed the service against the five key criteria, ensuring that it was: Safe Effective Caring Responsive Well-Led Spectrum’s clinical service was rated “Good” across 4 of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spectrum’s Belinda becomes Nurse Representative

Belinda Loftus (Cluster Manager for Spectrum’s Sexual Health Services) has been appointed as a Nurse Representative to the Board of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH). This important role helps to ensure that nurses have a voice in organisations which are medic-heavy, as nurses make up the majority of the Sexual Health […]

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 […]

Navigation Walk Vaccination Centre reaches one-year anniversary

West Yorkshire’s first large-scale vaccination centre marks 12 months of providing life-saving COVID-19 jabs to people across Wakefield today. Thousands of people have been vaccinated since Navigation Walk, headquarters of Spectrum Community Health CIC, opened its doors on 26 January 2021. Staff from The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Spectrum Community Health CIC have […]

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 […]

Season’s Greetings!

All of us here at Spectrum Community Health CIC wish our amazing staff, partners, service users and volunteers happiness and peace this festive season. In warm appreciation of your support during the past year, we extend our very best wishes to you and your loved ones. Merry Christmas!