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COVID-19 info

This page has useful information for patients, service users, relatives, carers, or members of the public about the latest COVID-19 situation including support available for people in Birmingham and the West Midlands. 

Click here for information about temporary changes to our patient and public privacy notice during our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Birmingham Community Healthcare has been administering vaccines to housebound patients only, based on referrals from our primary care networks (GPs). If you are housebound, please wait to receive a letter from us about your vaccination. If you have received your letter and need to contact us with an enquiry you can do so by calling 0121 466 7141. If you are not housebound and have a query about the vaccine please visit the Birmingham and Solihull vaccination website for more information.

Get NHS advice about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and self-isolation.

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others.

  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet

Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.

To ensure that our most vulnerable patients continue to receive the necessary care and stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have clinically assessed all services provided by the Trust to identify the most critical services which must be maintained. Click here (updating) to download a list of the current status of all of our services. (Please note that those operating at reduced capacity are still accepting referrals.)

Latest News

  • physio Paul Mills checks walking aids Walking Stick Check WeekAs part of our 'best care' mission, clinicians are encouraged to be innovative to keep communities healthy, safe and well supported. This month sees the second annual local Walking Stick Check Week, – the brainchild of cardiac health specialist Paul Mills, who is leading a drive to prevent avoidable falls caused by poorly maintained mobility aids.
  • care hone resident and district nurse Urgent community response team easing acute pressure as 999 first respondersAs part of our mission to reduce pressure on acute hospitals, a new urgent community response (UCR) team has been launched with BCHC clinicians serving as first responders to emergency calls from the public. The initiative sees advanced care practitioners and therapists providing urgent care in community settings within two hours of an initial 999 or 111 call to West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS).
  • Alis Rasul and Catherine Humphries at the 2021 VIP Awards VIP Awards - celebrating our valuesCongratulations to everyone nominated for our 2021 celebration of the many ways Team BCHC puts our shared values into practice.
  • Hanifa Shaikh supported by BCHC therapy hub Recovering from COVID at home – thanks to therapy hub supportA Birmingham grandmother who spent her 60th birthday in an induced coma after contracting COVID-19 has paid tribute to the “amazing” NHS staff who have cared for her.