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  • 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.
  • Patient John Charnock and community HCA Janet Drevey Patient profile - John CharnockIn a typical 24-hour period, Birmingham Community Healthcare's district nursing teams make around 2,500 visits – personalised care and support in homes across the city, easing pressure on acute hospitals. After receiving several regular home visits for wound care, retired bus driver John Charnock can't praise his “fantastic” district nursing team enough.
  • Paediatric physio at Allens Croft CDC. Profile - paediatric physiotherapist Abi BickleyPaediatric physiotherapist Abi Bickley always wanted to work in healthcare. Her grandmother was a midwife, her sister is a palliative care nurse and her mum is a dentist. So caring is a family affair.
  • Trish Lally Sharing the learning about diabetesOn World Diabetes Day, Birmingham resident Trish Lally shares her story as part of her commitment to help others make healthy lifestyle choices and reduce their risk of type two diabetes.
  • Kumbi Kariwo Kumbi's journeyOn the eve of BCHC's first Black History Month conference, we caught up with Kumbi Kariwo, manager of the sexual health service for young Birmingham people who have a learning disability or difficulty; or who are in care.
  • NHS Long Term Plan front cover NHS Long Term Plan 'strikingly consistent' with BCHC visionFollowing the recent publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, BCHC welcomes the opportunity offered to work closely with primary care to implement its aims and ambitions.
  • Neil Brooks Taking tai chi one step further for our patientsWith the support of BCHC Charity, a film of tai chi sessions at our Moor Green neuro-rehab outpatient clinic have been produced to enable patients to not only practice at home in between sessions but also continue long after leaving Moor Green.
  • Dancing with bubbles Dancing with bubbles exhibition at Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of DentistryDancing Bubbles brings together scientists and artists from the University of Birmingham to enter the world of cavitation bubbles. The exhibitions shows work made by scientists Nina Vyas and Damian Walmsley and sound artist Emma Margetson.
  • Mary Seacole Spotlight on Mary Seacole - a nurse to inspire Mary Seacole is regarded the world over for her commitment to community nursing services, and for having a huge impact in the way we approach care and compassion within the NHS.
  • CQC inspection reportBCHC chief executive Richard Kirby has issued a personal response to the report following our Care Quality Commission inspection in May-Jun 2018.
  • BNRT skydive group Moseley Hall neuro team takes the plunge for patients!Members of the Birmingham Neurological Rehabilitation Tema are set to take the plunge for charity as part of a fundraising drive organised by a grateful patient.
  • David Nabb and Dan Cahn at WMRC Musical motivation at rehab centre!A musical duo delighted staff, patients and visitors with a surprise performance at West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre.
  • Luke Butler rapid response nurse Spotlight on community rapid response nurse Luke Butler Every week at BCHC the rapid response service helps over 200 patients, who would otherwise need hospital admittance. Working in the front-line of community services, we talked to Luke Butler, senior rapid response nurse to find out more about his role, and how the service operates.
  • Wheelchair certificate Certificates for our wheelchair service shining starsYoung people attending Birmingham Wheelchair Service for a powered wheelchair assessments can now have their skills recognised with a new certificate funded through BCHC charity.
  • Patients at Ann Marie Howes enjoyed an activity day thanks to charity funds More patients benefit from our charity in 20172017 has been a successful year for the BCHC Charity. Since being an active charity, £89,000 has been raised and spent on making a difference for patients, their carers and the staff who support them.
  • Robo rehab Rex Robo-rehab assessmentPatients and staff at Moseley Hall Hospital have taken part in an evaluation exercise to explore the potential of a state-of-the-art robotic exoskeleton to support the rehabilitation of people recovering from a stroke.
  • Forward Steps launch family Family fun at Birmingham Forward Steps launchThousands of people enjoyed family fun in the sun at the official launch of Birmingham Forward Steps - the new health and wellbeing service for pre-school children.
  • Little Heroes Charity delivers comic boost for young patientsBCHC is delivering a boost to young people attending some of our clinical services by partnering with a charity dedicated to supplying comic-making kits for kids.
  • box Communication box pilot is a success
  • word production game aphasia research group Neuro-rehab word game researchBCHC patients whose ability to speak or understand speech has been impaired following a stroke or brain injury have taken part in research exploring the rehabilitation potential of team games which target word production.
  • BCHC colleagues at Heart FM BCHC colleagues take to the airwaves for NHS70!BCHC colleagues took to the airwaves when they appeared on the Heart FM breakfast show to help celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS.
  • Baby Check launch group Westminster launch for Baby Check appA Birmingham health visitor's simple idea for a baby health check app had a high profile, public launch at Westminster attended by MPs and guest of honour TV's Dr Ellie Cannon.
  • rapid response team at West Heath Hospital in Dying Matters Week. Dying Matters Week - what will matter to you?The adult community rapid response team at West Heath Hospital is holding a series of events as part of efforts to put dying, death and bereavement high on the national agenda in Dying Matters Week.
  • Children in care team water bottles Healthy lifestyle message in a bottleA series of healthy lifestyle promotion initiatives has been launched with the creation of BCHC-branded water bottles as 'giveaway' gifts for young people in care.
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