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Yearly archive for 2016

Wellbeing Co-ordinators deliver Christmas Hampers

Our Wellbeing Co-ordinator programme engages older people in conversations about their health and aims to make a positive impact on their mental, social and physical wellbeing. Over the Christmas period, our Wellbeing Navigators visited some of their most vulnerable clients to deliver a Christmas hamper designed to help them combat

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Merry Christmas!

Starting the New Year healthy is quite a challenge! With lots of delicious food, and catch-ups over a glass of wine, plus late nights watching festive movies it can be easy to get distracted from maintaining a balanced diet and exercising. We have prepared a festive calendar to keep you

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The Closing Event of the People’s History of the NHS project

On Monday 21st November The University of Warwick held the closing event of the People’s History of the NHS project at The Mac Birmingham. Health Exchange has been involved since the early stages of the project by convening nine sessions on the university’s behalf (read more here). During the event, all participants

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Pre-diabetes Self Referral Trial Starts in Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull

LWTC pre-diabetes check

In most parts of the country individuals can only join the Healthier You: the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme if they are referred by their GP, but in three specific areas of Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull people will be able to self refer from now until January 2017. Anyone aged 25

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10 Years of Improving Health in Communities

Graham Beaumont

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 resources stretched further each year. Starting out Although

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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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Health Trainer Karolina

My name is Karolina and I joined the Birmingham Health Trainer team last year as a Nutrition Science graduate. Since my background is in nutrition and well-being, I am always excited about helping my clients in changing their eating and lifestyle habits. My experience at Health Exchange has helped me understand the importance of looking

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Health Trainer Anne

Anne Thomas works at Health Exchange as a Health Trainer.  Anne is very passionate about her job role.  Here is what she has to say about working with a typical client: Background I started seeing Client X on 1st December 2015, she is a returning client and has struggled to

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A Conversation About Diabetes – read the report from our event

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

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