Detecting Risk of Radicalisation: cross-sectional survey of GP confidence and competence

Key lines The research published today strengthens our understanding of GP’s confidence in and knowledge of Prevent. It highlights positive messages such as: most GPs recognise Prevent as part of their safeguarding duties and those who had completed Prevent training were more confident with the referral process. The results will contribute to the design of […]

Deep Vein Thromboses in Injecting Drug Users: Meanings, Bodily Experiences, and Stigma

Clinical Research Director for the Transform Research Alliance, Dr Nat Wright, has co-authored a new paper, published in Qualitative Health Research. The article, published in May 2019, explores meanings and experiences of Deep Vein Thromboses in injecting drug users. Following 19 interviews, themes were report pertaining to meaning, bodily experience and stigma. The most pertinent […]

Dental general anaesthetic pre-assessments completed by a specialist – does it change patient outcomes? A UK-based study.

Employees from City Health Care Partnership have published an article in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. The paper explores the outcome of dental assessments compled by a Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry after a referral for an exodontia (extraction) dental general anaesthetics by the patients’ General Dental Practitioner. Six hundred and fourty-two sets of notes […]

Spectrum is in the top 50 largest employee-owned companies in the UK

Spectrum is pleased to announce they feature in this year’s Employee Ownership Top 50 as one of the fifty largest employee-owned companies in the UK, ranking at 42 in the list. The Top 50, compiled annually by employee ownership advisers RM2 in partnership with the EOA, covers independent UK-registered companies that are at least 25% […]

Spectrum sponsors Wigan Councils Children in Care Awards

We are proud to announce that on Saturday 13 July we were sponsors of Wigan Councils Children in Care Awards 2019. Spectrum Health sponsored the Strongman Award which recognises young people who have faced challenges but who have made good choices to help keep themselves or others safe. Our director of operations, Debbie Ward said: […]

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 […]

Free condom scheme for young people launches in Wigan Borough

The district sexual health service is launching a new scheme in Wigan and Leigh to help young people aged 16-25 access free condoms and sexual health advice. Spectrum Community Health will introduce the C-Card scheme in August 2019, meaning the borough’s young people can register for free condoms and support with sexual health needs. Condoms […]

Raising awareness on Multiple Disadvantage Day

On 3rd July, Spectrum’s WY-FI Navigators will join 11 other organisations to mark the first ever Multiple Disadvantage Day – a day to recognise the challenges which face people with complex needs and raise awareness of support. ‘Multiple Disadvantage’ is the term used when a person experiences a combination of homelessness, addiction, re-offending or mental […]