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Celebrating 10 Years of Improving Health in Communities

Celebrating 10 Years of Improving Health in Communities

Celebrating 10 years of improving health in communities Can it really be 10 years since Health Exchange started?  It’s been a challenging and exhilarating journey – and one that looks set to continue as the need for health information and innovative solutions to health challenges becomes more pressing with NHS

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Living Well Taking Control wins contracts across England

Living Well Taking Control wins contracts across England

Health Exchange and Devon-based charity Westbank, working together as Living Well Taking Control (LWTC), have won a string of NHS contracts across England.  They will be delivering in six of 27 ‘first wave’ areas that are participating in the Healthier You: the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. Since March 2013 Health

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Jennifer Jones Rigby judges PESS challenge at UoB

Jennifer Jones Rigby judges PESS challenge at UoB

Jennifer Jones Rigby, Assistant Director at Health Exchange, has been invited by the University of Birmingham (UoB) to be a judge at its Postgraduate Enterprise Summer School (PESS). PESS provides an intensive week of training for postgraduates in a wide range of specialist areas.  Alongside professional skills training, participants take

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Health Exchange supports people with COPD

Health Exchange, South Central CCG and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust launched a new 48 week programme, called Breathe Well… Take Control, in July to support individuals living with C hronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and their carers. COPD is a major health problem in the UK.  Characterised by

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Chantelle shines a light on mental health issues at UCB

University College Birmingham (UCB) invited Health Exchange to provide a Keynote Speaker for its staff Teaching and Learning Showcase on mental health and wellbeing in education in July. Keynote speaker Chantelle Atkinson, from the Health Exchange, told the audience 50 per cent of mental health problems are established by the age of

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Customer Satisfaction Highlights (October 2015 – March 2016)

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A Conversation About Diabetes [Report]

On 10th December 2015, Health Exchange, in collaboration with the University of Warwick, hosted A Conversation About Diabetes. This event sought to bring together expertise from in and around Birmingham and the West Midlands to consider our approach to the prevention of Type 2 diabetes. To everyone who was able

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Join the Diabetes Conversation

Join the diabetes conversation… This December, Health Exchange will be inviting leading figures from the medical, public and voluntary sectors to get together and discuss approaches to tackling Type 2 diabetes in the West Midlands. The Conversation about Diabetes event, which will be held on the 10th December at The

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Customer Satisfaction Highlights (July – September 2015)

Introduction Between July and September 2015 we received 1130 surveys from clients accessing Health Exchange services. This presents a significant increase of 59% return of customer satisfaction survey in Quarter 2 compared to April-June 2015’s result. It also shows that greater emphasis is being placed on our clients’ feedback. Moreover,

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Health Exchange to launch comprehensive diabetes prevention programme

Later this month, Health Exchange will be welcoming the first group of participants onto its new and innovative pre-diabetes programme. The programme, which will serve several wards in Birmingham, aims to reduce the startling yet growing prevalence of diabetes in the city. It is estimated that if current trends in

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