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 […]

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 […]

In 2007

August. The Community Safety Partnership launches the Wakefield Alcohol Treatment Requirement, a partnership between the Wakefield Alcohol Team and West Yorkshire Probation. A two year pilot, it aims to help motivate individuals to change alcohol related criminal behaviour through a combination of legal supervision and alcohol treatment.

In 2003

Wakefield Integrated Substance Misuse Services (WISMS) is established by Wakefield NHS Primary Care Trust. Dr. Linda Harris is its Clinical Director. Services were operated by 13 staff offering much needed treatment and advice services for people with drugs and alcohol-related problems in the local area.