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  • Hassan Mahmood Celebrating South Asian HeritageAs we reach the halfway point of the UK's first South Asian Heritage Month, Hassan Mahmood reflects on what this opportunity to reflect and to celebrate means to him.
  • school gate BCHC enlists Birmingham schools to help with COVID-19 researchThe BCHC research team is visiting schools across Birmingham to test staff and pupils for COVID-19 as part of a national study to help build a better understanding of the virus.
  • Matthew Winn (3rd from right) with Birmingham early intervention colleagues. National praise for early intervention initiative Birmingham's new early intervention community team model has won praise from NHS England and Improvement director of community health Matthew Winn, following a visit to see the initiative in development.
  • Disability and Neurodiversity Equality Review Equality and diversity reviewDemonstrating a commitment to equality and diversity is a priority for BCHC. An action plan designed to assure equality of opportunity and diversity of representation across the organisation is currently in advanced stages of preparation.
  • Values Vision, values and strategyBirmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has a corporate vision, shared values and strategic objectives to equip it to meet the needs of the communities it serves.
  • Makara & the Mountain Dragon theatre at Edgewood Rd Makara and the Mountain DragonThanks to a generous donation from the Boshier-Hinton Foundation, the children at Edgewood Road Children's Home were treated to an amazing in-house performance by the Bamboozle Theatre Company.
  • Nurses Getting ready for winterPlanning is well under way with our partners for the 2019/20 winter season and the anticipated increase in demand for services right across the health and social care system.
  • Creating inclusive services, overcoming barriers of language and cultureThis study day is intended for all Allied Healthcare professionals, service managers and commissioners. We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers.
  • falls prevention CQUIN - standing blood pressure check BCHC adopts national patient safety standardFollowing highly effective work to reduce falls in inpatient areas, the adults and specialist rehabilitation division aims to improve patient safety even further with the implementation of the new national falls prevention CQUIN standards.
  • Frankley Plus Children's Centre Birmingham Forward Steps - one year onThe health and wellbeing service for Birmingham's pre-school children reaches its first birthday this week. Integrating support available from health visitors and children's centres is at the heart of its development journey.
  • Neil 15 hours of fundraising!On Saturday 8 June, Neal McCathie (Community Paediatrician and Divisional Medical Director for Children & Families) took on the Race To The Tower in support of BCHC Charity's soon-to-be-launched Play Appeal.
  • Barry Henley Dr Barry Henley appointed Chair of Birmingham Community HealthcareDr Barry Henley has been appointed as Chair of Birmingham Community Healthcare. He will take up the role from 1 June, succeeding Tom Storrow on his retirement in May.
  • VIP April 2019 Group photo wave Caring colleagues get the 'VIP' treatmentColleagues have been recognised for going 'above and beyond' at our Values in Practice (VIP) Awards.
  • Alina Rashid birthday party group Birthday treat is extra sweet as nurses lay on right royal 16th celebrationBig-hearted BCHC nurses gave a teenage patient a day to remember when they threw a surprise 16th birthday party including a live performance by her favourite musician.
  • Anupurba Saha Anupurba SahaAfter spending the first 17 months of her life in hospital, Anupurba takes most challenges in her stride. Now, thanks to a new running blade, the bubbly seven-year-old is adding an extra surge of energy into her favourite street dancing routines.
  • Colleagues in mindfulness workshop at LiA 'pass it on' event Passing it on!Dozens of colleagues attended an event at Villa Park where pioneering teams who have begun making measurable improvements to the way they work as part of their 20-week, seven-step Listening into Action journey took the opportunity to showcase their achievements and 'pass it on'.
  • Approachable Parenting course presentation group Culturally sensitive parenting supportA bespoke health visitor-delivered programme to support the mental health of Muslim parents has celebrated the achievements of its first group of 'graduates'.
  • Amy Iche and Lucy Woodfield Breathing better and beyond!Community exercise and education courses run by BCHC physiotherapists are helping patients with chronic lung conditions learn techniques and exercises to improve their breathing and all-round quality of life.
  • Sheldon garden makeover Charity boxing night boosts hospital garden makeover appealA Walsall man is set to deliver a 'thank you' gesture that really packs a punch when he stages a charity boxing night to raise funds for a garden at the hospital that cared for his mum in the last days of her life.
  • Suzanne Cleary Executive director appointmentsWe are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Suzanne Cleary as our director of strategy and partnerships, following a highly competitive recruitment process.
  • District Nurse VIP staff awards deadline extendedThe deadline for nominations in our Values in Practice staff awards has been extended - submit your entry by 5pm on Friday, 22 March.
  • Liz Blackham Above and beyond the call of dutyThey say that nursing is a calling. Birmingham Community Healthcare nurses demonstrate their compassion and commitment to caring in everything they do - including using their skills and experience when not on duty.
  • Wendy Taman receiving her honorary iHV fellowship. Double recognition for health visitorsCongratulations to two colleagues in our health visiting service after their achievements in Birmingham saw them earn national recognition.
  • Tom Storrow BCHC chair to retire in May 2019Tom Storrow has announced that he will be retiring from his role as chair of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust at the end of May 2019.
  • Anu and Lois declared the therapeutic playground and walkway officially open. Therapy area officially open after charity appeal successA therapeutic play area and walkway has been officially unveiled at West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre thanks to the generosity of donors to a BCHC Charity appeal.
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