Hospital Services

Integrated Community Diabetes Service

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

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.

They provide the majority of 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. They aim to empower people to optimise their health and well being and cover a range of health conditions.


Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections. They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear.

The podiatry service in Bury provides high-quality care to meet the needs of eligible patients.

Community Services

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Bury Directory

The Bury Directory contains a wealth of information and advice on services available in the area of Bury. 

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

Diabetes UK in the North of England 

Diabetes UK have a dedicated webpage for activity across North of England including information on the diabetes support groups in your area.

Join their peer support group on Facebook Diabetes UK chat: Your friends in the North

Weight Management Service

Bury Lifestyle Service provides a free Weight Management programme giving you the tools to manage your weight. 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

MoreLife run free adult 12 weeks weight management programmes for individuals with a BMI 35kg/m2 and above, you will need to be referred to the programme by your healthcare team. 

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 can 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 

Greater Manchester Moving website allows you to search for what activities are going on in your local area. 

Stop Smoking

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

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.

Social Prescribing

Social prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. Social prescribing schemes can involve a variety of activities which are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations. Examples include volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, cookery, healthy eating advice and a range of sports. You can find more information about Bury's service here. 

Patient Involvement Groups 

Bury CCG conducts a range of public consultations and engagement events. You can get involved in several ways and share your views, including surveys, arranging public meetings and focus groups. They also use social media, the internet, and local newspapers 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.