Spectrum receives Bronze Award for Lived Experience Charter pilot

Spectrum CIC has received a Bronze Award for our commitment to the Lived Experience Charter, improving opportunities for people with lived experience of criminal justice. Spectrum is one of six organisations to take part in NHS England’s Charter pilot project, which asked organisations to review their policies, practices and environment to better support the inclusive […]

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!

10 Peaks Commemorative Booklet

As part of Spectrum’s 10 year celebrations, Chief Executive, Dr Linda Harris, undertook a ‘10 Peaks In 10 Days’ challenge this summer to raise funds for our chosen charity of the year – Cancer Research UK (CRUK). Between 18th – 27th June, Dr Linda climbed ten of the most iconic mountains/fells in the Lake District, […]

Spectrum’s Kim crowned “Nurse Manager of the Year”!

Congratulations to Kim Hogg, Acting Head of Healthcare in HMP Low Newton, who was named “Nurse Manager of the Year” at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards last night! Kim won this Award for her excellent work in improving care for women during her career at HMP Low Newton, where she has worked since the mid-2000s. […]

Success at ‘Connected on Inclusion’ Awards

Spectrum’s Head of Marketing, Nasar Haq, was awarded ‘Role Model of the Year’ at West Yorkshire and Harrogate Race Equality Network’s ‘Connected on Inclusion’ Awards 2021, on Friday. The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of those who have made a difference to race equality across the region. Nasar was nominated for ‘Role Model of […]