Hospital Services

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The Diabetes Service

The Diabetes Service is a fully integrated service providing services in the community and within the hospital setting.

The Diabetes Team is made up of Consultants & Specialist Doctors, Diabetes Specialist Nurses, High-Risk Foot Team Podiatrists, and Diabetes Dieticians.

Patients referred to this service benefit from a Consultant's review and management of diabetes control taking into account a fully holistic view and associated co-morbidities. This is provided in a community setting, ward round and also as an antenatal outpatient clinic. 

Diabetes Nurses also review and manage diabetes control. They are skilled in the most up to date diabetes medications and equipment. They can provide insulin starts and insulin pump advice. They also run a young person clinic from Ashton Primary care centre for patients aged 18 to 25. They attend jointly with Consultants to the antenatal outpatient clinic and will provide advice to wards, district nurses, care homes, GPs and other health professionals caring for patients with diabetes.

Nutrition and Dietetic Service

Tameside and Glossop provide nutritional advice and care for individuals with a wide range of medical conditions. You can find out more about the Diabetes X-PERT Programme or you can see what services are available locally by clicking here. You can contact the dX-PERT health team directly on 01422 847 871 or email admin@xperthealth.org.uk.

Podiatry

High-Risk Foot Team Podiatrists provide specialist interventions for patients with foot ulcerations. This can include scalpel debridement, specialist dressings such as Larvae therapy or topical negative therapies. They also cast patients to provide pressure relief for foot ulcers or Charcot neuroarthropathy treatment. To find out more have a look at the Tameside hospital website.

 

Community Services

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Support Groups

The Tameside and Glossop Diabetes Group support people with diabetes by organising a monthly meeting with organised speakers to talk about things related to diabetes. They are based in Stalybridge. You can contact them directly on 0161 338 2678 or email mail@dorothycartwright.org.uk

Weight Management Service

Be Well Tameside

We can support you to make those small changes that can have big benefits to your health and wellbeing. Contact the team on 0161 716 2000 or emaibewelltameside@nhs.net

Be Well Glossop

We believe that a little bit of social and physical activity does you good and we work with GP surgeries, schools, local sports clubs, and community groups to find ways to help people break the habits of inactivity, isolation, and loneliness. Have a look at the Be Well Glossop website for further information. 

Physical Activity Groups

Live Active Service

The service aims to improve your health and wellbeing, by working with you to become more active within your day to day life. The programme is designed to work individually with you to help manage your health conditions through a tailored physical activity programme, with ongoing support.

To contact the team directly phone 0161 366 4860 or email liveactive@activetameside.com

Stop Smoking

Be Well Tameside is a free service to all residents and people who work in Tameside which offers free specialist advice and support on how to quit smoking. You can contact the team directly on 0161 716 2000 or email bewelltameside@nhs.net.

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

NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (T&G CCG) are committed to putting the voice of patients and our local communities at the heart of decisions about how we deliver local services click here.

Support for Carers

The Tameside Carers Centre in Hyde is a dedicated resource where people who provide informal unpaid care can get help and advice to make life easier for them and the person they care for.

You can contact them on 0161 342 3344 or drop into the Carers Centre between 11 am and 2 pm on Monday - Friday at:

Hyde Town Hall
Market Street
Hyde
SK14 1AL

Health Research Opportunities

Help BEAT Diabetes is part of the Research for the Future family, an NHS campaign encouraging people in Tameside, Glossop 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.

Volunteering

Information and opportunities for volunteering can be found on the Tameside Metropolitan Borough website, or have a look at the Diabetes UK website to see if there are any opportunities near you.

To volunteer in Glossop have a look at the Bureau website or the Derbyshire council website for further information.