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Spectrum Community Health CIC
is a social enterprise
that delivers a range of community
and offender healthcare services
on behalf of the NHS, Local Authority Public Health Services and other partners.

Our journey in numbers

Over Spectrum’s 10 year journey, we have:

Awards won


Healthcare appointments


Patients across our service


Key milestones

2011 to 2012

Spectrum formed on 1st April 2011

Key services launched:
Wakefield Sexual Health Service
Healthcare services at HMP Wakefield and HMP & YOI New Hall
Wakefield Substance Misuse Services

2013 to 2014

Spectrum People awarded charity status (July 2013)

Key services launched:
Healthcare services at HMP & YOI Styal (April 2013)
Alcohol Liaison Service at Pinderfields General Hospital (June 2013)
Healthcare services at HMP & YOI Askham Grange (Apr 2014)
Wakefield WY-FI (Jun 2014)
Non-clinical substance misuse services at HMP Wakefield (Jun 2014)
Healthcare services at Manchester short-term Holding Facility (Sep 2014)
North Yorkshire Horizons (Oct 2014)
‘Death in custody service’ covering the north of England (Oct 2014)

2015 to 2016

Key services launched:
Barnsley Integrated Sexual Health Services (Apr 2015)
Healthcare services NE prison cluster (Apr 2015)
‘Inspiring Recovery’, SMS services in the Wakefield district (Apr 2015)
Clinical research directorate (May 2015)
Healthcare services at HMP Full Sutton (Jun 2015)
Sexual Health services at HMP YOI New Hall (Dec 2015)
On-Call contract for HMP Full Sutton (Sep 2016)

2017 to 2018

Key services launched:
North West Prisons contract – HMP Preston, HMP Lancaster Farms & HMP Kirkham (Apr 2017)
York Drug and Alcohol Services (Jul 2017)
Wigan and Leigh Sexual Health Services (Mar 2018)
County Durham Substance Misuse Service (Apr 2018)
South Tyneside Adult Recovery Service (Apr 2018)
Healthcare Services at HMP Liverpool (Apr 2018)
Spectrum Learn & Develop
Spectrum’s Remote & Agile Workforce service developed (Oct 2018)

2019 to 2020

Partnership with Tees, Esk and Wears Valleys and Humankind as a provider of Liaison and Diversion services in the North East (Apr 2019)

Launching Sexual Health Services in Wigan and Leigh and in April 2020

Healthcare services for the North East Prison cluster under the Reconnected to Health brand (Apr 2020)

World’s first COVID-19 antibody trial on behalf of AstraZeneca (March 2020)


West Yorkshire’s first large-scale COVID-19 vaccination centre (Jan 2021)

Spectrum celebrates its 10th anniversary

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The people that make it happen

Our core purpose from the outset has been to provide healthcare for all and especially the most vulnerable people in our communities. But we couldn’t do this without great staff who strive to make a real difference to the lives of our patients and services users every day.

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looking back with pride

Looking back with Pride

1 April 2021 marked 10 years since Spectrum first spun out of the NHS as a social enterprise.
We are looking back with pride, reflecting on our journey and acknowledging all those that have enabled us to deliver the best outcomes for our patients and drive forward excellence in healthcare.

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Looking ahead with ambition

We are a community interest company that understands the ‘primacy of place’. We deliver care within unique community back stories, respecting and embracing the histories of the local areas we serve, building on and enhancing community assets and harnessing the voice of lived experience as the key to any sustained change.

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