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Keep up to date with our latest news and blog posts.

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

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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Connecting Carers Event – 23rd March

Carers are an incredibly important asset to the NHS, saving it £132 billion per year (Carers UK). However, carers often do not receive the recognition or support that they deserve, and need. The NHS is now setting out a plan to respond to the needs of carers and support them

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Customer Satisfaction Report – January 2018

We offer all of our clients the chance to complete a Customer Satisfaction Survey in order to review the impact of our services on the people that use them. Below is the outcome from January 2018  

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Combatting the Type 2 diabetes challenge

Type 2 diabetes is one of the greatest healthcare challenges faced by modern society but many of the consequences of the condition, both medical and financial, can be avoided through better management of the condition. At Health Exchange we are using education and innovation to combat the Type 2 diabetes

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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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The first Health Consortium workshop: market opportunities and key priorities

On Tuesday 6th February, Health Exchange, as part of the USE-IT project, hosted the first workshop in the development of a new health consortium. The aim of the workshop was to bring together potential members of the consortium to discuss market opportunities and key priorities. Graham Beaumont, CEO of Health

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Customer Satisfaction Report – November & December 2017

We offer all of our clients the chance to complete a Customer Satisfaction Survey in order to review the impact of our services on the people that use them. Below is the outcome from November & December 2017

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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

LWTC pre-diabetes check

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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