Sun Sand and (no) STIs

  This summer as many people are preparing to head off on their holidays Spectrum Health CIC is asking that they remember  the top five tips to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections (STIs)   Spectrums top-tips for reducing STI risk are:   Visit a clinic for an STI test before you go on holiday. […]

PrEP impact trial

Spectrum clinics in Wakefield and Barnsley have a limited number of places available for the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Impact Trial for people who are at high risk of HIV. If you are: A heterosexual man or woman at risk of HIV if you have partner(s) who are HIV positive and not currently on effective treatment […]

Sexual health survey

Together with our partners we are constantly looking at ways to improve our services. If you live in the Wakefield area it would be great if you would complete this short survey. It will help us to understand how you access sexual health services and you will also have the opportunity to help shape how […]

Have Your Say On Condom Access In Barnsley

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council wants to hear from 16-25 year olds in the area to better understand how they get, or wish to get condoms. The survey is aimed at young people who are in, or have been in a sexual relationship and live, work or study in Barnsley borough. The survey takes around 5 […]

Mens Health Week: A focus on numbers

From 10-16 June Spectrum is marking Men’s Health Week, with a focus on ‘health by numbers’. We are highlighting some key facts and figures relating to men’s sexual health: STIs In 2015, 94% of all syphilis diagnoses were men Since 2008,syphilis diagnoses have risen by 148% (from 2,874 to 7,137), mostly among gay, bisexual or […]

Success for Upskirting campaign as new law passes

A new law on ‘Upskirting’ has been introduced today that can see perpetrators face two years in prison and be added to the sex offenders register. Upskirting is a term used when someone takes a photograph under another person’s clothing without their knowledge or permission – with the intention of viewing their genitals or buttocks. […]

Wakefield sexual health project shortlisted for two awards

A project by Spectrum which is dedicated to the sexual health and wellbeing of commercial sex workers has been shortlisted for a HSJ Patient Safety Award and a RCNi Nurse Award. Led by Elaine Gallagher, Spectrum’s Outreach Coordinator, the project builds trusting relationships with sex workers to deliver services such as STI testing, health promotion, […]

Young People in Barnsley to have more access to emergency contraception

Young people under 25 can pick up free Emergency Hormonal Contraception – commonly known as ‘the morning after pill’ – at a growing number of pharmacies in Barnsley thanks to a new sexual health scheme. The Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) Scheme is a new partnership between Spectrum Community Health, Barnsley Council and local pharmacies to […]

Young People in Wakefield to have more access to emergency contraception

Young people under 25 can pick up free Emergency Hormonal Contraception – commonly known as ‘the morning after pill’ – at a growing number of pharmacies in Wakefield thanks to a new sexual health scheme. The Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) Scheme is a new partnership between Spectrum Community Health, Wakefield Council and local pharmacies to […]

Increased access to Sexual health services for Wigan and Leigh patients

To address increasing demand for sexual health services, from Monday 4th March Spectrum Community Health has increased appointments at the Galleries Shopping Centre clinic and introduced an additional walk-in service at Leigh Health Centre. The Galleries clinic now has a greater capacity to manage demand for procedures such implants, coil fittings and some STI treatments […]