Inspiring Recovery receives a “Good” rating from CQC inspectors

Inspiring Recovery, the Wakefield substance misuse service, has been rated “Good” across all five quality standards assessed by the Care Quality Commission. The substance misuse service is delivered by Turning Point in partnership with Spectrum and was inspected by the CQC in November 2019. In their official report, inspectors praised the service for involving clients […]

Inspectors praise ‘dramatic’ improvements in HMP Liverpool

HMP Liverpool has been praised for ‘remarkable improvements’ in a new report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP). The encouraging report follows on from an announced inspection in September last year – the prison’s first since it was criticised for overcrowding and poor living conditions in 2017. Praising Liverpool for ‘a remarkable achievement’ over […]

Banish the booze for Dry January

Spectrum is getting off to a healthy start in 2020 by supporting ‘Dry January’ – the national campaign to help more people ‘banish the booze’ for 31 days and feel the benefits of drinking less. Whether you’re a weekend drinker, ‘social drinker’ or just like to unwind with an occasional glass of wine, cutting out […]

North Yorkshire Horizons is rated “Outstanding” by CQC

North Yorkshire Horizons is now officially rated as “Outstanding” overall by the Care Quality Commission. The drug and alcohol recovery service, commissioned by North Yorkshire County Council, received the coveted accreditation following an inspection in August of the Humankind treatment element of the contract.The clinical component of the service, run by Spectrum Community Health CIC, […]

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 […]

We’ve all got ‘Sex-ability’!

We’ve all got ‘Sex-ability’! 16th-22nd September is Sexual Health Week and this year, we’re aiming to get everyone talking about ‘Sex-Ability!’ Spectrum’s ‘Sex-Ability’ campaign demonstrates our belief that everyone has the ability to form and enjoy intimate relationships, including people with disabilities. We’re aiming to challenge common myths around sex and disability and promote better […]