Hospital Services

Integrated Community Diabetes Service

The Bury and Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) Diabetes Service 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.

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.


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 HMR provides high-quality care to meet the needs of eligible patients.

Community Services

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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

There are several programmes to help improve your health and lifestyle. Have a look at the Living Well Rochdale website to see what's available.

Community Cooking Classes

The project encourages healthy options when it comes to diet, and cooking/preparation of healthy low budget meals. This project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of local people and communities who would otherwise develop ill health caused by type 2 diabetes, obesity, poor diet, poor mental health and wellbeing through lack of physical exercise. Bilingual sessions will also be run to support individuals as required. 

For further information, guidance, and services please click the link below:

Physical Activity Groups

Stop Smoking

Our Stop Smoking Service offers one to one support at many local GP clinics as well as community venues. Our professional stop smoking advisers will help you understand what triggers you to smoke, how to cope with cravings and offer practical support with things like nicotine replacement options, so you can cut back, stop and make it stick.

You can get in touch with them directly on 01706 751190.

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

Some GP practices have patient involvement groups, please ask at your GP surgery to see whether they offer one. To find out more about ways of getting involved click here.

Support for Carers

If you look after a family member or friend who is elderly, ill or has a disability or addiction, then you are a carer. Find out what support is available for carers by clicking here.

Health Research Opportunities

Help BEAT Diabetes is part of the Research for the Future family, an NHS campaign encouraging people in Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale 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 on the Diabetes UK website.