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Learning Resources

Learning Resources
BCHC  is large Trust providing in excess of one hundred clinical services in over 300 clinics,
health centres, hospitals and of course in patients and service user homes. Obviously the variety of placements that we offer in partnership with other providers reflects this diversity.  The opportunities for you to learn are vast and we hope that you enjoy your time with us and of course once qualified that you want to return to work with us!

The resources here in this section of the Hub are aimed to help you find your way, understand the work of a community Trust and perhaps add some context for you as you work with your supervisors and mentors.
We offer a huge range of services across the city please take your time to explore these and familiarise yourself with what we do.

Patient Experience


The work of the Trust ‘Patient Experience Team’ is vital. Understanding how important this is for the Trust will help you focus on the impact that you personally can have on the Patient Experience whilst you are here with us.

  • Patient Experience

Working with such an ethnically, culturally and geographically diverse population is exciting but can present challenges to clinical service providers. Having a clear understanding of this diversity will help you to appreciate the needs of the patients/clients and service users that you will meet here in Birmingham. The City Council provides us with some helpful information about Birmingham: demographic information by ‘wards’, health and well being information and information about the services and facilities it provides for health, education and social Care.


The Mapping Race and Poverty in Birmingham study will also help you to understand the complexity of providing health and social care in a large city.

Remember the value of keeping up to date with current news about health and social care issues in the West Midlands, the UK and around the world.


Placement opportunities are geographically disparate. Locating you allocated placement area is easy. Click here for a comprehensive list of all placements, with post codes and telephone numbers. Once you have found out where you will be on placement if you are using public transport this link offers a comprehensive guide to travelling around the city- offering timetables, cost, options etc. 

Planning your journey will help reduce stress and again enable you to get the most from the experience. If you are not familiar with Birmingham or maybe you are visiting us from overseas be sure to ask at ticket offices about current options for buying monthly bus/train/tram passes. 

There are lots of different options/offers available to you so it is always wise to check with ticket offices just before or when you wish to purchase tickets as offers change all the time. 

If you would like to set up your IT account to use BCHC computers whilst on placement, please access the form on the Pre-Registration Student Area on the Professional Development pages.

To access library resources and services you will need to complete and return this Registration Form by clicking to download, completing it then returning it to the Library - the address is listed at the top of the form.

You will then be given a user name and password which you can use to access the library portal which you can access from the intranet pages of our site.