Enhancing Care Experience

Spectrum takes pride in providing exceptional quality of care for our service users through innovating new approaches to service design and the patient pathway, harnessing digital technology and demonstrating the very highest standards of healthcare delivery. Our staff are empowered to explore new approaches and champion their passions in healthcare and we are experienced in introducing new models of care and transformation.

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Transforming Services: Better Health Liverpool

In April 2018, Spectrum was appointed as the lead provider of healthcare services in HMP Liverpool – introducing a new partnership brand (“Better Health Liverpool”) and embarking on a long-term mission to transform patient services.

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Remote and Agile Working: leading the way

Spectrum is one of the earliest adopters of Remote and Agile Working (RAW) in prisons – a system which provides remote support to GPs, nurses and Advanced Practitioners and can significantly reduce pressures for on-site staff. Developed in 2016, Spectrum’s first pilot project focussed on providing clinical administrative support to prison staff to alleviate pressure on their time.

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Digital Innovation in Sexual Health Services

Spectrum has taken an innovative approach to communicating with our patients, including through digital innovation across our Sexual Health Services.

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Fundraising and Charity Support

Spectrum also gives back to our local communities through fundraising for local charities and hosting events, including: supporting volunteering through the work of our charity, Spectrum People, hosting Coffee Mornings for Macmillan Cancer Awareness, taking part in Bike Rides, Park Runs, relays and sponsored walks to raise money for charity.
Nurses in HMP Kirkham joined the ‘The Big Sleep Out’ to raise money for homeless charities in 2018, we host Health and Wellbeing Days with our mobile health unit, Spectrum Connects and our Chief Executive, Dr Linda Harris, is embarking on a sponsored ’10 Peaks Challenge’ in June

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Conferences

We have hosted three major conferences for NHS England, Public Health England and the Ministry of Justice. Which has provided prison staff, healthcare professionals, academics and researchers with the opportunity to network, review evidence-based research relating to their services and discuss ways to better equip healthcare practitioners to deliver the optimum care and safety to prisoners.

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Patient Individualised Nursing Care

Spectrum designed a new model of nursing care for patients with chronic disease at HMP Wakefield. Patient Individualised Nursing Care identifies patients with chronic or co-existing health conditions and tailors a care plan to suit their needs and assigns them with a nurse to monitor their progress. The initiative has broken down barriers to prisoners who were reluctant to engage with health services and encouraged them to become actively involved in decisions about their health.

We welcome working with others to provide Outstanding Care. Email us at: pr@spectrum-cic.nhs.uk. If you wish to work with Spectrum, as an employee, apprentice, student placement, email us at: pr@spectrum-cic.nhs.uk