18 March: Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day

Sunday 18th March is Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day. This day aims to highlight key issues surrounding CSE, encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero-tolerance approach to situations which put children at risk.   What is child sexual exploitation? Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual […]

Spectrum leads sexual health services in Wigan Borough

Today, Spectrum Community Health CIC begins as the new sexual health provider for Wigan Borough. Working in partnership with Wigan Council, Spectrum’s new service will deliver comprehensive sexual health support in several areas across the borough, providing: Advice on contraception and safe sex STI testing, treatment and support Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Chlamydia screening […]

Spectrum leads new sexual health service for Wigan Borough

In partnership with Wigan Council, Spectrum will be providing sexual health services across the Wigan Borough from March 2018. The Council has awarded Spectrum a five year contract to deliver all sexual health services across the borough. This change comes after a review identified opportunities for sexual health improvement across the area, and the local […]

Spectrum shortlisted for the Pamela Sheridan Award

Spectrum is one of six finalists for this year’s Pamela Sheridan Award, which recognises excellence in sex education programmes and projects for young people. Led by the Family Planning Association (FPA), the award celebrates innovation and good practice in relationships and sex education (RSE) within a wide range of settings, including high schools and youth […]

Spectrum is shortlisted for the GP Awards 2017!

Three Spectrum services have been shortlisted for the General Practice Awards 2017. This is a fantastic achievement for our community services, which have been shortlisted  for: Nursing Team of the Year Clinical Team of the Year (Sexual Health) Clinical Team of the Year (Respiratory) The GP Awards recognise excellence in general practice and nursing across […]

MHRA warn patients not to purchase unreliable “Hightop” HIV testing kits

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a warning to the public not to use or buy Hightop HIV Home Testing Kits because they may be unreliable and produce false results. The MHRA has seized 114 potentially unreliable products from suppliers in the UK and all sales of the product have been […]

Stay safe on Valentine’s Day

If you’re in the mood for love this Valentine’s Day, remember to protect your health and prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by practicing safe sex. Valentine’s is often described as the most romantic day of the year, and it’s a time when many couples are most likely to be intimate –  so making sure that […]

New number for Wakefield District

Spectrum’s sexual health service at the Trinity Walk Clinic, Wakefield has a temporary new phone number: 01924 846628 Patients looking for support with sexual health queries can also email: Wakefield.SHARP@spectrum-cic.nhs.uk.

HIV Testing Week and World AIDS Day – what did we do?

Our Sexual Health Teams in Wakefield and Barnsley have been very busy during the past few weeks with events such as National HIV Testing Week and World AIDS Day. Both teams organised several outreach events in the community and local colleges. Wakefield Sexual Health Team set-up stalls in Wakefield College City Campus and Castleford Campus […]

Spectrum’s Fiona is “Doctor of the Year” at the Yorkshire Evening Post Awards

Fantastic news at the Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards, where three of Spectrum’s services/staff were finalists in these regional celebrations, hosted in Leeds on Monday 5th December. Dr. Fiona Schneider, Clinical Lead at Wakefield Sexual Health Service, won the coveted title of Doctor of the Year! This is an amazing accolade for Spectrum’s […]