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Yearly archive for 2015

Health Exchange to Launch Comprehensive Diabetes Prevention Programme

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.

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Health Exchange’s Feel-Good Service exceeds the national average for treating young people with mental health issues

The latest statistics from our Feel-Good programme reveal that the recovery rate for 16 – 25 year olds receiving psychological support from Health Exchange is currently 14% ahead of the national average. Our Feel-Good team employs a diverse array of techniques including: traditional counselling, motivational therapy, dramatherapy, positive psychology and

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New Social Prescribing Directory launched for Solihull

Health Exchange has launched a comprehensive Social Prescribing Directory for Solihull residents, allowing them to search quickly and easily for a wide range of non-medical services in their area. The new online directory hosts services under the following categories: Healthy Eating Physical Activity Social Recreational Sexual Health Housing Arts &

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Health Hubs Launched in Two Solihull Libraries

This month Chelmsley Wood and Hobs Moat libraries have celebrated the launch of their new Health Hubs, created as a result of a partnership between Solihull Public Health and Health Exchange. Each library will have a designated health area, giving local residents the opportunity to receive a health check conducted by

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Supporting Young People’s Mental Wellbeing

Since 1st December 2014, our Feel-Good Service has treated 347 clients, 111 of whom were 16-25 year olds. The majority of the 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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Health Trainer’s Client Story of the Month

Client details My client is a 40 year old female who both lives and works within the Dudley area. The lady is living at her parents’ house whilst awaiting her own house to be renovated in London. Why was the client referred? Since moving in with her parents, my clients’

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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 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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