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Health Hub initiative rolled out in Solihull libraries

This month, Chelmsley Wood and Hobs Moat libraries have celebrated the launch of their new Health Hubs, providing various facilities from which Solihull residents can benefit. In partnership with Solihull Public Health and Health Exchange, both libraries now have a designated health area which will enable residents to receive health

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Supporting young people’s mental wellbeing

Since 1st December 2014, The Feel-Good Service has treated 347 clients, 111 of whom were 16-25 year olds. The majority of our 347 clients have been from disadvantaged parts of the Midlands, which demonstrates our ability to reach out to, and assist, the most vulnerable members of society. Click on

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Customer Satisfaction Highlights (Jan – Mar 2015)

Introduction Customer satisfaction is an important step in making sure professional and informative health services are provided to all clients. We highly value our customers’ feedback since it enables Health Exchange to transform its services in order to meet client expectations. Between January and March 2015 we received 961 surveys

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New app launched to help children sleep

Sleep is very important to a child’s wellbeing; it is said to be vital for their development and future behaviour. There is no regimental amount of sleep that a child needs, but the NHS does have an approximate guide of sleep that each child should aim for.     Cue

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Making a difference to our communities – client feedback on Health Exchange

As a social enterprise, one of Health Exchange’s primary responsibilities is to ensure that the one-to-one support we provide does not stop with the individual, but ripples outwards, having positive implications for the wider communities we work within. The monthly data we collect from clients reveals the extent to which

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Northern Ireland Health Trainer visit

This month, Health Exchange was delighted to welcome Southern Health and Social Care Trust – a relatively new and ambitious Health Trainer service based in Northern Ireland. The purpose of their visit was to learn more about our Data Collection Recording Service and to glean an understanding of the way

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Community Navigator Service launched to assist Solihull’s elderly

The Community Navigator Service has been commissioned by the Solihull CCG to identify and respond to the health and wellbeing priorities of ‘pre-frail’ people in Solihull. The Community Navigators will be working with a cohort of patients who have been identified through their flu screening and 65+questionnaire. In doing conducting

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‘Army of pharmacists’ set to relieve GP pressure

Pharmacists should be employed in-house at GP practices across England, according to plans put forward by the Royal College of General Practice (RCGP). The proposals would see an “army” of pharmacists directly treating patients with common ailments, providing health advice and being able to prescribe medication once extra training had

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Health Exchange’s alternative model for diabetes care reveals encouraging preliminary findings

  Developed by Health Exchange, the Living Well, Taking Control (LWTC) program adopts a non-clinical approach to both preventing and managing type 2 diabetes. It is currently being delivered by four community and voluntary sector partner agencies in the North East, West Midlands and Devon. Between October 2013 and June

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£300 million pledged to make the UK a world leader in dementia research

David Cameron has pledged to spend more than £300m on research into dementia whilst promising that all NHS staff will undergo training into understanding the condition. The Prime Minister said that an international dementia institute would be established in England over the next five years in a bid to make

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