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  • nasal flu vaccination at Kings Norton Primary Birmingham children urged to join the Flu Busters!In winter 2015/16, every child in the UK in school years 1, 2 and 3 will be entitled to a free nasal flu vaccine to protect them from catching the virus and help prevent it spreading to other members of their family and community.
  • Shaw Hill Primary School FoodNet Healthier lifestyles on the menu after successs of citywide school schemeA Birmingham school has found the recipe for success in helping pupils and parents pursue healthier lifestyles thanks to an innovative partnership with a programme promoting good nutrition across the city.
  • stroke survivors at the Village. Trip to pub serves up stroke survival boostA new 'stroke survivors' group at Moseley Hall Hospital's outpatient brain injury service have designed a leaflet to help communicate their needs in everyday public situations – with a little bit of help from staff at the local pub!
  • Clients in Willow House serve themselves breakfast 5-star rating for hospital food West Heath Hospital has been awarded the maximum five stars for the standard of food supplied to patients and visitors.
  • Oct VIP 2016 group Shining stars announced at staff awardsThe latest group of staff to be awarded 'VIP status' at the twice-yearly staff awards ceremony were announced on Thursday, 20 October.
  • BCHC arch graphic Birmingham and Solihull publish plan to improve health and wellbeingNHS organisations, Birmingham City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council have published a draft Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), setting out how they aim to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Birmingham and Solihull.
  • Pictured at the launch of the sensory integration room at Sutton Cottage are (back row) Sanjeev Badwal; Birmingham Commissioning Centre for Excellence clinical lead Joanne Durrant; Laura White; (front row) head of learning disability service Faye Pem Sensory integration boost for learning disabilities therapyA new 'sensory integration' room is set to deliver a major boost to assessment and therapy of people with learning disabilities thanks to the “vision and passion” of two BCHC occupational therapists.
  • Dementia lead Sinead Henson (left) and carers' support officer Joan Walker-Fearon have a range of advice and support to help people understand dementia. Raising dementia awareness in World Alzheimer's MonthOur clinical dementia lead Sinead Henson and carers' support office Joan Walker-Fearon are holding a series of drop-in sessions for patients, carers, colleagues, friends and family to mark World Alzheimer's Month.
  • graphic device no strapline Vote for your representativesIf you are a member and live in East and North Birmingham, or belong to one of the staff groups where we are holding our governor elections you will receive your voting pack after 13th September to have your opportunity to decide who should represent you.
  • HSJ Awards 2016 BCHC bidding for HSJ hat-trick!BCHC is proud to announce that the Trust has been shortlisted three times in the prestigious HSJ Awards 2016.
  • Moseley Hall now Delve into the past of our most historic site!Parts of the historic Old Hall at Moseley Hall Hospital will be open to the public this Sunday, 11 September as part of a national programme of heritage open days.
  • Ola Hassan Giving extra time to fix broken smilesBCHC dentist Ola Hassan has a special place in her heart for supporting refugees. She started life as one herself and now, as a qualified dentist, spends her spare time providing emergency dental care to Syrian, Iraqi and Afghani refugees.
  • Nail care / Podiatry Interested in becoming a nail carer?Birmingham Metropolitan College is recruiting learners to its next course due to start in Sept/Oct 2016. The programme, which runs for one day a week for 15 weeks, will equip learners with the skills to safely manage basic toenail care.
  • MSK appointments Changes to Aston Pride Musculoskeletal ClinicBirmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust wants to ensure that our services are delivered in the heart of the community. Our team are about to make some changes which may affect you.
  • Zakera Reyes Delight as diet brings pain relief at lastAdvice and support from a BCHC dietitian brought rapid pain relief for mechanical engineer Zakera Reyes after years of suffering from IBS.
  • Birmingham School Health Advisory Service launch Mayoral praise for school nurse ambassadorsThe Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Carl Rice, was guest of honour at the official launch of the city's new school health advisory service.
  • Sister Lisa Miles receives her Birmingham Mail Pride of Nursing Award at Moseley Hall Hospital with rehabilitation services colleagues. Rehab sister is pride of nursing!Rehabilitation ward sister Lisa Miles has received a Birmingham Mail Pride of Nursing award after being nominated by a grateful admirer of her dedication to caring.
  • breastfeeding Trust takes 'baby friendly' approach up a levelBCHC has become the largest community trust in the country to achieve UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) stage 2 status.
  • Health visiting interpretation Compassionate community healthcare? You're speaking our language!Delivering services that meet the diverse needs of Birmingham's communities is at the heart of our mission - and that includes tackling language barriers to make sure families have access to the support they need.
  • school nursing Single child health info system for West Midlands regionBCHC is to provide a single child health information system for the whole West Midlands region after securing an NHS England contract to provide the service.
  • Josie McHale-Owen (second left) pictured with nurses from Moseley Hall Hospital Hand hygiene in the limelightBirmingham Community Healthcare's (BCHC) infection prevention and control team have been shining a light on the importance of hand washing this week, by taking part in a national torch relay.
  • Smoothie bike Young ambassadors lead the way in healthy livingSchool pupils from across Sandwell came together to celebrate their achievements in promoting healthy lifestyles as part of an established school nurse ambassador project (SSNAP) in the borough.
  • WMAHSN innovation awards Double commendation for spirit of innovation!BCHC has earned double recognition in the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMASHN) Celebration of Innovation Awards.
  • BCHC arch graphic BCHC to deliver Regional Paediatric Sexual Assault ServiceBirmingham Community Healthcare has been successful in its bid to deliver the Regional Paediatric Sexual Assault Service (PSAS) from October 2016.
  • BCHC and partner colleagues collecting their HSJ Value in Healthcare Award Child health system wins national award BCHC's successful contract to provide a single child health information system (CHIS) across the West Midlands region has been recognised at the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards.
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