Hospital Services

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, the service is provided in a community setting, ward round and also as an antenatal outpatient clinic. 

Diabetes Nurses review and manage diabetes control and 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 provides nutritional advice and care for individuals with a wide range of medical conditions. For individuals with Type 2 diabetes they offer the Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) programme. DESMOND will provide you with up to date information and practical skills which you may find helpful in managing your diabetes. Further information can be found here. 


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.

High-Risk Foot Team Podiatrists provide specialist interventions for patients with foot ulcerations. To find out more have a look at the Tameside hospital website.

Community Services

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Support Groups

The Tameside 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

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

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

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

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

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 Clinical Commissioning Group are committed to putting the voice of patients and our local communities at the heart of decisions about how we deliver local services. 

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
SK14 1AL

Health Research Opportunities

Help BEAT Diabetes is part of the Research for the Future family, an NHS campaign encouraging people in Tameside 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 Tameside Metropolitan Borough website, or have a look at the Diabetes UK website to see if there are any opportunities near you.