Better Care


BCHC Plus is a portfolio of additional clinical services from BCHC that can be purchased by schools and other settings to supplement core service provision.   

Birchfield Primary BCHC Plus SLT Yr 5

The link between educational attainment and positive health is well documented. However sometimes schools find that the incidence of health-related needs amongst their pupils requires more clinical support, in addition to that available from core services provided through local health commissioning.

Health commissioners provide a range of ‘core’ services supporting the public health needs of school age children. As one of the largest NHS providers of commissioned community health services in the country, our teams of clinical professionals possess a wealth of experience in meeting the health needs of children and young people of all abilities, gained over many years.

However schools sometimes find that the specific health needs in their school cannot be completely met by locally-commissioned core services alone.

BCHC Plus has been created to address this need and offers a portfolio of additional clinical services, provided by the trust and supplementing core services. It enables schools to purchase additional clinical time and access more of the skills and experience of the NHS staff and services they know and trust, focused on schools’ individual health needs and desired outcomes. 

BCHC Plus launched in 2014 as our Traded Services programme. Today some 150 schools and colleges have become customers, the majority selecting additional School Nursing or Speech & Language Therapy services, and the specialist training we provide.

In response to growing demand our portfolio of services continues to expand and more recently we have added Specialist Nursing and Physiotherapy services.

Click here to find out how the service works.

Click here to read about the key benefits of the service.

Click here for details of our School Nursing service.

Click here for details of our Speech and Language Therapy service. 

Click here to see some Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Us

To find out more about how we can benefit your school, pupils, families and staff, please contact:


0121 466 6266




BCHC Plus Team 
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Children and Families Division
Old Hall 
Moseley Hall Hospital
Alcester Road
B13 8JL

School Health