Trafford Diabetes Service
The Trafford Hospital Diabetes service, now allied to the Wythenshawe Hospital Diabetes team will provide specialist care as the patients condition dictates looking to provide a hub and spoke approach to those patients where long term community-based care is optimal and a holistic care package for those where their long term care is best served in the specialist sector.
Trafford Diabetes Centre provides specialist nursing and medical provision. There is a dedicated foot service, insulin pump clinic, smoking cessation, and nephrology clinic.
Nutrition and Dietetic Service
The X-PERT programme launched in Trafford in January. Courses now run in three locations – the diabetes centre at Trafford General Hospital, Sale Masonic Hall, and West Timperley Medical Centre – giving patients the option of choosing the one that is most convenient for them.
People with Type 2 diabetes can refer themselves to the course or ask their GP or practice nurse to refer them.
The podiatry service works in partnership with patients, their carers, primary and secondary health care teams to promote foot health, help people live more independently and minimise the risk of amputation for people with advanced or complex foot complications.
Trafford Psychological Services
Trafford Psychological Therapies provides talking therapy for adults of all ages: it is free, confidential, and proven to be effective. A referral is via GP or other healthcare provider or self-referral. We provide talking therapies for those experiencing difficulties with anxiety and depression based presentations.
There is a local support group that is run through Diabetes UK. You can find out more about this support group by clicking here.
The Trafford Co-ordination Centre is a central point of contact that coordinates health and social care for people with multiple needs. The whole ethos of the service is to equip people to manage their healthcare, keep them comfortable at home and offer non-medical options where appropriate.
The Trafford Co-ordination Centre (TCC) is a free NHS service for adults registered with a Trafford GP and resident in the area.
Weight Management Service
The Specialist Weight Management Service is available to people who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. People from a black or minority ethnic background can be referred from BMI 27.5 or more.
The Service is community-based across Trafford and is designed to support people to succeed with gradual permanent weight loss using a lifestyle approach.
- The Community Kitchen is a new project. Volunteers will meet every week at Partington Community Centre to cook and share healthy eating recipes.
- Man with a pan runs free cookery courses for older men where participants will learn how to cook healthy, nutritious meals, meet new people and gain essential cookery skills.
Exercise Referral Scheme
Trafford Leisure's Physical Activity Referral is a fantastic program to be able to signpost people to. It is specifically aimed at people who have a history of being inactive, or who have been active in the past but for health, reasons have become inactive and have no upper or lower age limit.
The Trafford Leisure Physical Activity Referral makes physical activity easily accessible and provides all relevant referrals with an 8 weeks subscription to physical activity for a nominal fee of £20.
Physical Activity Groups
- 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.
Get FREE local support to increase your chances of quitting smoking for good. The smoking cessation service offers:
- Free, expert advice and friendly support.
- Free, personal quit plan, tailored to your needs.
- Stop smoking treatments to help beat cravings.
- Motivational tips on how to stay on track.
- Choose the support you want, to fit your lifestyle.
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
Take part in research patient involvement team at Trafford General Hospital, click here for further information.
Support for Carers
Trafford Carers Centre is an independent registered Charity (1102075) that supports unpaid carers looking after someone who lives in the Trafford area
Health Research Opportunities
Help BEAT Diabetes is part of the Research for the Future family, an NHS campaign encouraging people in Trafford 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.