The link between educational attainment and positive health is well documented. However sometimes schools find that the incidence of health-related needs amongst their pupils requires more clinical support, in addition to that available from core services provided through local health commissioning.
Health commissioners provide a range of ‘core’ services supporting the public health needs of school age children. Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) is one of the largest NHS providers of commissioned community health services in the country, and our teams of clinical professionals possess a wealth of experience in meeting the health needs of children and young people of all abilities, gained over many years.
However schools sometimes find that the specific health needs in their school cannot be completely met by locally-commissioned core services alone.
BCHC Plus has been created to address this need and offers a portfolio of additional clinical services, provided by BCHC and supplementing core services. It enables schools to purchase additional clinical time and access more of the skills and experience of the NHS staff and services they know and trust, focused on schools’ individual health needs and desired outcomes.
BCHC Plus launched in 2014 as our Traded Services programme. Today some 150 schools and colleges have become BCHC Plus customers, the majority selecting additional School Nursing or Speech & Language Therapy services, and the specialist training we provide.
In response to growing demand our portfolio of services continues to expand and more recently we have added Specialist Nursing and Physiotherapy services.
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