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  • 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.
  • Jaden Powell and family Bright future for brave JadenFor 15-year-old Jaden, sitting his GCSEs this month will be just the latest test of determination in what has been a remarkable journey of recovery - with Birmingham Community Healthcare staff are walking with him every step of the way.
  • nurse in wellies Supporting our communities 24/7 - whatever the weather!Our nurses and therapists are committed to delivering compassionate, quality care for vulnerable people with a wide variety of clinical needs, 365 days a year. So there was no way the recent snow was going to stop them!
  • Victoria School charity makeover Mini makeover for special school meeting roomA doctor's consultation room in need of modernisation at a Birmingham special school has been transformed into a warm and welcoming private space for pupils, parents and nursing staff to meet thanks to a multi-coloured charity makeover.
  • Concepta Tracy - rapid response patient Where to care?BCHC is in the forefront of the search for solutions to the challenges the care system faces in Birmingham. Combining innovative and well established approaches, we aim to deliver personalised care closer to home.
  • NHS Employers chief executive Danny Mortimer with HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Trust among first NHS employers in veteran recruitment pledgeBCHC has become one of the first NHS organisations to sign up to a new national initiative to significantly boost the recruitment of military veterans.
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