Diabetes (Bury, Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale)
Who is the service for?
The service is for adults, aged 18 years and above, who have diabetes and are registered with a GP in Bury or the Rochdale borough.
What does the service provide?
The Bury and Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) Diabetes Service launched in September 2014.
It has seen community-based diabetes staff join together with diabetes staff from Fairfield General Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary join together form a new single service.
The new service means that the majority of your diabetes care will now be delivered within your local community, at a health centre, clinic or GP practice.
Depending on your needs and the complexity of your condition, you could be cared for by the Bury and HMR Diabetes Service directly, or even by your GP or practice nurse.
Only people needing the most complex and specialist services will now receive their care at Fairfield General Hospital or Rochdale Infirmary.
The service will also provide training and education for GPs and primary care clinicians to support them to effectively manage your condition and reduce the risks of any further complications.
You will also be supported to improve your ability to manage your condition through a nationally accredited programme.
The new service will benefit you in many ways, including:
- A better experience overall
- Better quality of care
- Improved co-ordination of your care
- Reduced risk of needing to be admitted to hospital
- Care closer to home for many people
- Greater support to manage your condition
- Faster access to any specialist care you may need
There are also many benefits to the NHS, for example improved partnership working and being more cost effective.
You will need to be referred to the service via your GP.
When is the service available?
Monday – Friday 8am to 8pm.
Where is the service provided?
Bury and HMR Diabetes Service
People requiring the most complex services will continue receive their diabetes care at Rochdale Infirmary or Fairfield General Hospital, where clinical staff will have greater capacity to focus on their specialist needs.
Referrals to the service must be made by a GP, via the Choose and Book system.