Please note - due to the current coronavirus pandemic there may be a pause on face to face services, some service may be offering remote alternatives, please speak to the individual service for more information.
Oldham Diabetes service provides support to people with diabetes who have problems that are too complex to be managed by their GP practice alone, or when a second opinion is requested.
Nutrition and Dietetic Service
Community dietetic service provides assessment and management of patients where improved diet and nutrition will improve or prevent a medical condition.
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 Oldham provides high-quality care to meet the needs of eligible patients.
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.
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
The Healthy Weight Team is part of the Community Nutrition and Dietetic Team and supports children and adults to prevent or reduce any weight gain. 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. They offer a range of programmes and courses designed to help families, adults, and children looking to achieve a healthier weight.
Physical Activity Groups
- Greater Manchester Moving website allows you to search for what activities are going on in your local area.
- 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?
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.
Have a look at the Diabetes UK website to see if there are any opportunities near you.