Find out what services are available in your borough by visiting the NHS Pennine Care website.
Nutrition and Dietetic Service
Community dietetic service that provides assessment and management of patients where improved diet and nutrition will improve or prevent a medical condition.
The podiatry service provides a range of podiatric assessments and treatments for problems with the foot and lower limb. The site provides a library of resources to help people look after their feet.
Oldham Diabetes Voluntary Support Group is run by people who have diabetes. We provide practical help, advice, and support to fellow sufferers, their families, friends, and carers.
Weight Management Service
The Trust’s Healthy Weight Team is part of the Community Nutrition and Dietetic Team and supports children and adults to prevent or reduce any weight gain in Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale and the Pennines. The services provided are part of the Living Well Programme delivered by Big Life.
The team consists of registered dietitians, nutritionists, an active lifestyle advisor, and dietetic assistants. We have a range of programmes and courses designed to help families, adults, and children looking to achieve a healthier weight.
Physical Activity Groups
- Picture of Health is produced by Tameside’s Population Health Team. Its goal is to find ways to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of the people living in Tameside, to give them happier, healthier and longer lives.
- For all of GM then have a look at the Greater Manchester Moving website.
- The NHS Get Fit for Free includes details of local walking groups.
The Stop Smoking Service has helped local people to quit smoking for many years.
They offer free, tailored support:
- Individual sessions
- Telephone and text message support
- Access to Nicotine Replacement Therapy and other stop smoking aids
- Tips and advice to support you on your journey to quit
To start your stop smoking journey contact the team on 0800 288 9008.
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
Want to be involved in shaping health & social care services in Oldham?
NHS Oldham CCG has adopted three key principles to guide our engagement work. They set out an ethical framework against which we invite our communities to judge our involvement activity against:
- Accessibility, equitability and supporting involvement
- Honesty, accountability and transparency
- Responsive engagement with clear outcomes
Join our Health Huddle by visiting their website or by phone on 0161 622 6617.
Support for Carers
Oldham Community Leisure offer the largest range of leisure facilities, gyms, and activities in Oldham
Health Research Opportunities
Help BEAT Diabetes is part of the Research for the Future family, an NHS campaign encouraging people in Oldham 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.