Hospital Services

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Integrated Community Diabetes Service

We are the Bury and Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) Diabetes Service. We are a team of community and hospital diabetes staff who work together as one single service, to ensure people's care is joined up.

The service is for adults, aged 18 years and above, who have diabetes and are registered with a GP in Bury or the Rochdale borough.

We provide the majority of your diabetes care within the local community. Depending on your needs and the complexity of your condition, you could be cared for by the Bury and HMR Diabetes Service directly, or even by your GP or practice nurse.

You need to be referred to the service via your GP.

Nutrition and Dietetic Service

The Bury Nutrition and Dietetic Service provide integrated nutrition and dietetic service for adults & children in Bury. We aim to empower people to optimise their health, wellbeing and independent living and cover a range of health conditions.


Community Services

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Support Groups

The Bury Diabetes Support Group is for anyone that has been affected by diabetes. You can contact them on 0161 796 5165 or email

Weight Management Service

Bury Lifestyle Service provides a free Weight Management Programme to provide you with the tools you need to improve your weight management. They can help you:

  • Take control and lose weight
  • Identify unhealthy eating habits
  • Understand the benefits of a balanced diet
  • Meet others and feel supported
  • Learn how to make healthier choices

You can contact them directly on 0161 253 7554 or email

Exercise Referral Scheme

BEATS is an exercise referral scheme for people with a recurring illness or medical condition who would benefit from a personal exercise programme.
It is a partnership between NHS Bury and Bury Leisure. Doctors, practice nurses and specialist health professionals within Bury refer suitable patients to join the BEATS programme.

BEATS is a twelve-month programme with a close supervision period for the first twelve weeks. Patients referred to BEATS get advice and support on how to improve their general health and well being through physical activity. This can take place at home, outdoors or at a local leisure facility.

Physical Activity Groups

Bury Council Sport and Physical Activity Service work with all members of the community to give you advice on:

  • Where you can take part in a particular activity
  • Local sports clubs and community groups 
  • How to start your own sports club or activity
  • Funding opportunities
  • Development opportunities such as coaching and volunteering

You can contact them directly on 0161 253 5893 or email 

Stop Smoking

Healthy Bury - Stop Smoking is a free personalised service supporting people to stop smoking.

Our specialist advisors can offer support on a one-to-one basis, or informal group basis, in your local area or workplace. Support in giving up smoking during pregnancy is also offered by specialist stop smoking advisors.

You can contact them directly on 0161 253 7554 or email

Have a look at the GM Health Hub website which has lots of great resources to support people across Greater Manchester to stop smoking.

Patient Involvement Groups

Bury CCG conducts a range of public consultations and engagement events. We ensure there are several ways that you can get involved and share your views, including surveys, arranging public meetings and focus groups. They also use social media, the internet, and local newspapers along with other mechanisms to share information and seek feedback. 

To find out what opportunities are available to get involved in click here.

Support for Carers

Bury Carers Service is a service for carers who provide unpaid care or assistance for a relative, friend or neighbour who is frail, has a disability or a long term physical or mental illness.

You can contact them directly on 0161 763 4867 or email

Health Research Opportunities

Help BEAT Diabetes is part of the Research for the Future family, an NHS campaign encouraging people in Bury and across Greater Manchester to get involved in health research. 

Health research has the power to change lives.  It is through research that the NHS is able to develop better treatments, as well as improve diagnosis, prevention, care and quality of life. Be part of the change and help develop medicines for the future.


Information and opportunities for volunteering can be found in the Bury Directory, or have a look at the Diabetes UK website to see if there are any opportunities near you.