Spectrum wins at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards

Spectrum was proud to win the “Best Wellbeing and Staff Engagement initiative” Award at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards on 4th October.

This award for our Workforce Wellness Programme is a fantastic endorsement of the commitment Spectrum has to Staff Health & Wellbeing, which is one of our business priorities.

The Workforce Wellness Programme offers in-depth ‘Wellness Checks’ to over 1000 staff across Spectrum and two partner organisations, Wakefield Council and Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group. Each Wellness Check gives staff greater opportunity to take control of their health and make changes, from losing weight to quitting smoking.

The Wellness Programme is open to all staff at Spectrum and our partner organisations Wakefield Council and Wakefield CCG and offers a one-to-one, hour-long consultation which helps to build a picture of a person’s health status.The in-depth Wellness assessment includes: basic body measurements, blood pressure checks, body composition, blood sample (this will be a simple finger-prick test), a lung function test and a physical test.

Our Programme was commended by Nursing Times judges, who praised the Wellness Programme for being “owned by staff” and aligning with Public Health England’s national strategy on health and wellbeing. Since beginning in November 2016, the project has supported over 700 employees across the Wakefield District to access Wellness Checks. Staff also have the opportunity to:

  • Gain a better understanding of their health and wellbeing
  • Access free advice on making lifestyle changes
  • Each member of staff receives a personalised health report

The Workforce Wellness Programme also aims to increase staff engagement with support services and create a more “open” culture around wellness, encouraging staff to take an active role in looking after their health, share their progress and motivate others.