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Carer’s Week 2018 – A Round-up of Events

Carer’s Week 2018 – A Round-up of Events

Carer’s Week 2018 Carer’s Week is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness for carers and caring roles, highlight any challenges for carers and recognise the contribution they make to the individual they care for, and society as a whole. Unpaid carers save the government £132 billion per year,

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How social enterprises are pioneering innovative solutions in health and social care services

Social enterprises have a long history in delivering, supporting and influencing health and social care provision in the UK. The number of social enterprises working in the health and social care sector is growing. They make up over a third of organisations registered to Social Enterprise UK, delivering mental health

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From the Facilitator’s point of view…

From the Facilitator's point of view...

Casper has been working for Living Well Taking Control since the Diabetes Prevention Programme first launched in St Helen’s in January 2017. He worked with some of the very first participant’s to join a programme in the area, including Cohort 22 (pictured above). Casper’s role is to facilitate the members

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Diabetes Prevention Week – Margaret’s Experience of the NHS DPP

Diabetes Prevention Week - Margaret's Experience of the NHS DPP

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme achieving great results in the West Midlands Margaret is one of 2,716 Birmingham, Sandwell & Solihull residents in the region to benefit from the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme; a free personalised tailored service for people at risk of Type 2 diabetes. The programme provides advice on

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Health Exchange Welcomes…

Health Exchange Welcomes...

We have been undergoing an exciting time of change at Health Exchange as we have said a fond farewell to Graham Beaumont after ten years of service and welcomed in our new CEO, Ron Owttrim. Ron comes to us with plenty of experience after over 20 years working in healthcare

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New Job Opportunity: Black Country Coordinator

New Job Opportunity: Black Country Coordinator

  JOB DESCRIPTION    Job Title: Black Country Coordinator Accountable to: Chief Operations Officer Responsible to: Operations Manager Location: Black Country Hub Salary: £21,000 per annum Hours: Full Time – 37.5 hours Closing date: Wednesday 7th March   Throughout the West Midlands Health Exchange CIC deliver Health and Wellbeing services

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Developing a new Health Consortium with USE-IT

Developing a new Health Consortium with USE-IT

As part of the USE-IT (Unlocking Social and Economic Innovation Together) project, Health Exchange is facilitating the development of a Health Consortium that will serve the Ladywood, Soho and Smethwick wards of Birmingham. The consortium will form part of a place-based stream of development that aims to improve the prospects

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Being a part of the NHS: DPP Success Story

Being a part of the NHS: DPP Success Story

The First progress report of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme for 2016/17 has been published by Public Health England, Diabetes UK and NHS England and it shows promising results. Although it is early days, with some of the 27 ‘first wave’ sites gradually coming on stream and gathering

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Happy Christmas from all of us!

Happy Christmas from all of us!

Wishing you a happy and healthy Christmas from everyone at Health Exchange. We hope the coming year is full of joy, success and good health for everyone.

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CEO Graham Announces His Retirement

CEO Graham Announces His Retirement

Time to move on… “I am announcing, with some sadness but great optimism and confidence, my decision to step down from my role as CEO at Health Exchange. How do I reflect on my time at Health Exchange? There are so many people to thank and so many good times

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