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  • The Sheldon Unit Respite service is a 'lifeline' for carersFor people caring for loved ones at home all day, every day, respite can be a lifeline. Read one carer's story of using our Health Respite Service, which offers short breaks for adults for up to two weeks at a time.
  • Health visiting film Health visiting in the spotlight!A new film produced in partnership with the Institute of Health Visiting captures the often moving stories of eight young mums and a granddad in conversation with the health visitors who have supported their early years journeys.
  • school nursing New health advisory service launched in Birmingham schoolsA new school health advisory service has been launched to support children and young people throughout Birmingham.
  • BCHC arch graphic Foundation Trust status is 'great platform' for careBirmingham Community Healthcare has been officially confirmed as an NHS Foundation Trust (FT), taking effect from 1 April, 2016.
  • Patients welcomed into new dental hospital and school New Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry opens its doors to the publicThe first patients were welcomed into the new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry on Thursday, 31 March.
  • Child sexual exploitation named nurse team Health partners unite against child sexual exploitationThe city's health providers have joined together in the fight against child sexual exploitation (CSE), with a newly-formed CSE named nurse team in place to support frontline staff.
  • Birmingham safer sleeping campaign logo Birmingham safer sleep campaign - ''keep me safe while I sleep.''Birmingham Community Healthcare is joining forces with fellow care providers, charities and community organisations to launch a major campaign to keep children safer while they sleep.
  • Parking Hospital car parking is changingWe want to provide better and safer parking for patients, relatives, carers, and staff. To do this, we need to make some changes to car parking at Moseley Hall Hospital and West Heath Hospital.
  • mental health services Mental health partnership launchedPatients in Birmingham and Solihull will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care, as one of only seven areas in a national pilot scheme.
  • Patient Feedback Did we get it right? Could we improve?Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust delivers a wide range of services across Birmingham and the West Midlands. We want to hear your views. Please follow this link and read the full story.
  • schoolgirls New health advisory service for Brum schoolsBCHC has been awarded the contract to provide a school health advisory service for the city of Birmingham from 1 April 2016.
  • rapid response patient Bob Plimmer and advanced nurse practitioner Patrick Turbitt. Home support sparks rapid recoveryWith NHS services under pressure, it's more important than ever that care can be delivered promptly and flexibly in people's homes. Our rapid response team provides urgent care within two hours in a patient's home as a direct alternative to acute hospital admission.
  • Tyrone Williams prepares to throw the discus Rehab helps Tyrone strike gold at games!Specialist support at West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre has helped a young athlete fulfil his dream of winning Gold in his first major international athletics competition.
  • NHS logo New NHS partnership announced Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust have announced plans to form a new partnership.
  • Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry Pebble Mill entrance Be a part of the future of dentistry in the West MidlandsThe new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry will soon open its doors to patients and is looking for members of the public to register their interest in volunteering at the landmark development.
  • Amy Wood and her parents with the Ward 8 team at Moseley Hall Hospital. Family pays tribute to carers on long road to recoveryWhen Amy Wood suffered a severe head injury, it marked the beginning of a long rehabilitation road. Amy's family recall the skill and compassion of the many healthcare professionals who have cared for her.
  • quality care What does 'quality care' mean to you?We're always looking for ways to improve our care so that we can provide a consistently high quality service to patients, their families and carers. To do this we need your help.
  • Winter 15 VIP awards winners and finalists Values in Practice award winners announcedAt the Winter 2015 'VIP' awards, staff and teams from across Birmingham Community Healthcare were recognised for their ability to go 'above and beyond' for patients, service users and colleagues.
  • Sandwell school nurses collecting Nursing Times 2015 team of the year award. Sandwell school nurses scoop team of year awardThe Trust is delighted to announce that the Sandwell school nursing service has won the prestigious title of Nursing Times Awards team of the year.
  • Baby Check App New app helps parents decide if their baby needs to see a doctorThe Lullaby Trust Baby Check app, developed in partnership between Birmingham Community Healthcare and the Lullaby Trust, launched on Tuesday, 10 November at Castle Vale children's centre.
  • Children and Families Are you a teenager or young adult? Healthwatch wants to hear your views...Healthwatch Birmingham is aiming to give children, teenagers and young adults a voice, by finding out more about the level of care and compassion they receive from health professionals. If this affects you, click here to complete their short, online survey.
  • inpatients and nurse Five years, 10 million ways to careOn our fifth birthday, we take the opportunity to reflect on some of the landmarks on the BCHC journey - and speak to two families who have been with us since Day One!
  • Norman Howell, MBE Norman Howell MBE, BCHC GovernorIt is with deep regret that we must inform members and staff that Norman Howell MBE, BCHC Public Governor, has sadly passed away.
  • Getting to grips with the new health visitor app. A health visitor in your pocket!A ground-breaking mobile app to provide mothers of young children with a wide range of healthcare advice and information at the touch of a button is to be launched on 15 October.
  • Linda Bridgewater and district nurse Paula Bennett Compassion and care bring comfort in final daysThe final days of a beloved relative are among the most testing that any family will experience. When Don Bridgewater's health began to fail, Birmingham Community Healthcare's district nurses became a source of valued practical and emotional support, attending to his medical needs and giving his wife Linda whatever assistance she needed.
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