North Manchester

 

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Patient Support Group Quick Links:

1. North Manchester Well Being Centre
2. North Manchester HeartBeat Group
3. The Strollers Group

Local Services Quick Links:

1. Active Case Management service
2. Age UK
3. British Heart Foundation (BHF) Heart Helpline
4. Bereavement
5. Community MacMillan Team
6. Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) – reducing the risk in Manchester
7. Expert Patient Programme (EPP)
8. Getting Active Through Exercise (GATE)
9. Health Trainers
10. Intermediate Care
11. Mental Health in Manchester
12. Meals on Wheels and meal services
13. NHS Direct
14. Out of Hours GP Access
15. Physical Activity and Community Exercise (PACE)
16. Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS)
17. Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)
18. Stopping Smoking Manchester
19. Talking Health
20. ZEST

North Manchester Patient Groups

 

North Manchester Well Being Centre

Old Wave
The North Manchester Well Being Centre in Harpurhey is a place where members of the public can attend to find either peace or company. There are opportunities to sit and read or to have a coffee and a chat with other local residents. There are also a wide range of activities which you can choose to take part in, which include:

  • Complementary therapies
  • Art
  • Knitting
  • Creative writing
  • Gardening, food growing and cooking


More Information

For more information about North Manchester Well Being Centre you can access their newly developed website via the link below:

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North Manchester HeartBeat Group

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The Manchester HeartBeat Group is based at the North Manchester Well Being Centre.

It initially started as an exercise group for people who have had a heart attack and wanted to follow an exercise programme in their local area.

The group is open to any members of the public who have heart conditions, including heart failure. The session is led by a qualified exercise tutor from the PACE organisation for more information about PACE click here >>>

Most members exercise to a tailored plan designed by the qualified exercise tutor, to maximise the use of the session. Although other people wanting to use this time as a weekly workout are also welcome.


Sessions Times

Every Monday 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Whilst the exercise session starts until around 1pm, many members get to the centre at 12.30pm to socialise before the class begins.


More Information

For more information please see the North Mancheter Well-Being Centre website by following the link below:



Cost

There is a minimal charge of £1 per session

Location

North Manchester Well Being Centre
93 Church Lane
Harpurhey,
Manchester
M9 5BG

Tel: 0161 205 0118

Bus Routes:
51, 81, 112, 118 to Upper Conran Street
17, 163, 124 along Rochdale Road
52 between Oldham and Pendleton stops on Rochdale Road near to Church Lane

Travelling by car: free parking is available


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The Strollers Group

Old Strollers
The Strollers Group was set up by the North Manchster Health Forum and Boggart Hole Clough’s park wardens back in 2000. This group is open to anybody who wants to enjoy some light walking as exercise, whilst having the chance to socialise with members of the public from the surrounding areas.

Boggart Hole Clough is classified as an ancient woodland and is steeped in history. It combines a number of picturesque cloughs varying from steep ravines to gentle sloping gullies. This Clough contains a variety of habitats. The woodland, meadows and lake provide important refuge for local wildlife. Squirrels and rabbits are common and a wide variety of birds and waterfowl can be seen. Members of the Strollers Group are accompanied through Boggart Hole Clough by the park wardens.


Session Times

Every Tuesday 1pm – 3pm

The meeting place is at Boggart Hole Clough Visitor’s Centre which is clearly signposted on arrival.


More information

For more information please see the North Manchester Well-Being Centre website by follwing the link below:


Cost

No charge – this is a completely free activity

How to get Involved

There is no need to book, just turn up at Boggart Hole Clough Visitors Centre at 1pm prompt


Location

Boggart Hole Clough Visitors Centre
Charlestown Road
Blackley
Manchester
M9 7DF

Tel: 0161 795 2560


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North Manchester Services

 
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Active Case Management Service

The Active Case Management Service operates across Manchester.

The service involves an initial assessment and encourages independence. The aim is to promote optimal health for patients who suffer from chronic diseases, and who regularly use health care services.


Referral

Referrals to the Active Case Management Service can be made from:

  • Any hospital in Manchester
  • GPs
  • District nurses
  • Any health care professional who believes that a patient may benefit from the service.


More Information

For detailed information and contact details for the Active Case Management Service please access the NHS Manchester website, via the link below:

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Age UK

Age Concern and Help the Aged have recently merged to create a new service called Age UK. They are concerned with the welfare of elderly people and they can provide advice on a wide range of services and benefits that may be appropriate.


More Information

For detailed information about how Age UK may be able to assist with your general needs please access the Age UK website, via the link below:


Local Contact

Age UK Manchester
77 Lever Street
Manchester
M1 1FL

Tel: 0161 833 3944

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Bereavement

There are a number of community bereavement services which operate across Manchester.


Referrals

Referrals can be made into the service by:

  • Self referral, by contacting the service via the link below
  • Any health care professional


More Information

For detailed information and contact details for bereavement services please access the NHS Manchester website, via the link below:

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British Heart Fundation (BHF) Heart Helpline

The BHF Heart Helpline is a service offering information and advice to anybody about any heart-related condition. The phone line is manned by cardiac nurses and heart health advisors who are on hand to help answer any questions or concerns about heart health and heart conditions.

Call the BHF Heart Helpline on:

0300 330 3311

Lines are open 9am-6pm Monday-Friday (calls charged at local rate).

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Community MacMillan team

The Community MacMillan team operate throughout Manchester. The MacMillan team is usually associated with cancer patients, however the team also provides support for other conditions, including heart failure, within the home.


More Information

For detailed information and contact details for the Community MacMillan services please access the NHS Manchester website, via the link below:

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Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) – reducing the risk in Manchester

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is common across Manchester – many heart failure patients may also have CHD. The Manchester Public Health Development Service (MPHDS) is working hard to reduce the risk of CHD.


More Information

For detailed information about the Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) work of Manchester Public Health Development Service please follow the link below:

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Expert Patient Programme (EPP)

The Expert Patient Prgramme (EPP) helps people living with long term conditions (including heart failure) to maintain their health and improve their quality of life.


More Information

For more information about the Manchester Expert Patient Programme, please see the EPP section of this website by clicking here >>>

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Getting Active Through Exercise (GATE)

The Getting Active Through Exercise (GATE) team promotes the benefits of exercise in over-65 year olds to improve health and prevent falls. The project offers exercise opportunities to all Manchester residents over the age of 65.


More Information

For more information please access the Manchester Public Health Development Service website, via the link below:


Contact Information

The service is provided by two public health development advisors who have specialist roles in exercise and postural stability in older people.

Maureen Brimley
Tel: 0161 861 2908
Fax: 0161 203 5817
Email: maureen.brimley@manchester.nhs.uk
Melinda Barone
Tel: 0161 861 2907
Fax: 0161 203 5817
Email:melinda.barone@manchester.nhs.uk

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Health Trainers

The Manchester community health trainers are local people who have been trained to offer support and guidance to help you make a difference to your lifestyle.

Some of the key topics include:

  • Food and nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Stop smoking
  • Safer drinking
  • Sleeping more soundly
  • Relaxation and tackling stress
  • Socialising


More Information

For more information please access the Manchester Public Health Development Service website, via the link below:

  • Manchester Public Health Development Service – Health Trainers click here >>>


Referral Information

Health trainers are based across the city. You can be referred by:

  • Self referral
  • Any health care professional i.e. GP, Nurse, Consultant etc.


Contact Information

For more information or to find your local health trainer contact:

Aurora Robb

Tel: 0161 861 2902
Email: aurora.robb@manchester.nhs.uk

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Intermediate Care service

The Intermediate Care service works with patients discharged from hospital who require additional rehabilitation to enable them to remain at home, rather than being admitted to hospital or long term care.

Services can be delivered in a patient’s own home, in a setting providing 24 hour care or in a setting with 24 hour nursing care.

The service provides medical cover by consultant geriatricians and GPs. The service includes nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social work input.


More Information

For detailed information and contact information please access the NHS Manchester website, via the link below:

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Mental Health in Manchester

The Mental Health in Manchester website provides information about all aspects of mental health, offering a number of tips and advice. This includes information about:

  • Reducing stress
  • Sleep
  • Food and mood
  • Top tips

Mental Health in Manchester acknowledge that at times everyone’s emotional health suffers, that could be stress at work, bereavement etc.


More Information

For more information about specific mental health related problems please access the Mental Health in Manchester website via the link below:

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Meals on Wheels and meal services

Hot meals are available for some people who are unable to cook for themselves.

The service is primarily aimed at older residents who want to remain independent, but other groups can make use of the service too, for example those who have physical disabilities.


More Information

For more detailed information please access the Manchester City Council website, via the link below:


Contact Information

To find out more, speak to the Contact Service for Social Care on the number below:

Adult and Children’s Social Care Contact Service
Pink Bank Lane
Longsight
Manchester
M12 5QN

Tel: 0161 255 8250
Fax: 0161 255 8266

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NHS Direct

The NHS Direct service provides 24-hours a day, 365 days a year help and support.

The information that NHS Direct offers includes:

  • Nearest GP, Dentist, Pharmacy and A & E
  • General Health Advice
  • Symptom Information
  • Patient Experience Forum/Blog


Contact Information:

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Out of hours GP access

If you need to access your GP outside normal surgery hours, call your usual surgery telephone number and you will be directed to the out of hours service.

Alternatively you can call NHS Direct, the 24-hour helpline which is staffed by nurses and provides confidential advice on health care on 0845 46 47

You can also phone the BHF Heart Helpline where cardiac nurses and heart health advisors are on hand to help you answer any questions or concerns you have about heart health conditions.

Call the BHF Heart Helpline on 0300 330 3311. Lines are open 9am-6pm Monday-Friday (calls charged at local rate).

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Physical Activity and Community (PACE)

The PACE team aims is to improve the health and well-being of the people of North Manchester through increased physical activity.

There are many activities which take part in various locations in and around the North Manchester, these include:

  • Gentle exercise classes
  • Short health walks
  • Nordic walking
  • Badminton
  • Fitness centre workouts
  • Cycling sessions
  • Indoor walks
  • Green exercise sessions at the community allotment



Referral Information

You can access the service through a number of different routes, these include:

  • Self referral
  • Referral by any health care professional i.e. GP, Nurse, Consultant etc.


More Information

For detailed information, contact details and activity locations please access the NHS Manchester website, via the link below:


Contact Information

Please contact the PACE team at:

PACE Team
Newton Heath Health Centre
2 Old Church Street
Newton Heath
Manchester
M40 2JF

Tel: 0161 681 0940
Email: man-pct.pace@nhs.net

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Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS)

As a patient, relative, carer, friend of a patient, or any other member of the public, you may have questions about local health services. If you need someone to turn to for ‘on the spot’ help and advice, or if you have a complaint then PALS can help.


More Information

For detailed information please access the NHS Manchester website, via the link below:


Contact Information

You can write to:

Patient Advice and Liaison Service
Newton Silk Mill
Holyoak St.
Manchester
M40 1HA
Tel: 0161 219 9451

You can Email PALS at:

Email: PALS@manchester.nhs.uk

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Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)

The views of Manchester patients are important to the continued improvement of local health services.

The customer experience team assists in building and maintaining relationships with key community and voluntary sector organisations, key stakeholders, commissioners and partner service providers across Manchester.


More Information

For detailed information and contact details please access the NHS Manchester website, via the link below:

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Stopping Smoking Manchester

The Stop Smoking Manchester service provides free NHS support to help you quit smoking.

Support is available from trained professional advisors at venues across Manchester, including:

  • Pharmacies
  • GP practices
  • Community centres
  • Local markets

The service is open to anyone who lives or works in Manchester.


More Information

For more information please access the Stop Smoking Manchester website, via the link below:


Contact Information

If you need more information or help to quit, call Manchester Stop Smoking Service on

0161 205 5998

If you would like support to stop smoking, more information about the service is available from:

Manchester Stop Smoking Service
Public Health Development Service
MCH, NHS Manchester
Victoria Mill
Lower Vickers Street
Miles Platting
Manchester
M40 7LJ
Tel: 0161 205 5998

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Talking Health

Talking Health has been set up by NHS Mancester to offer local people a chance to have a say in how local health services are planned, developed and delivered.

You can sign up to the NHS Manchester’s membership scheme, myNHSmanchester via the Talking Health website. This provides you with an opportunity to find out about what is happening in your local NHS and how you can get involved.

Anyone living or working in Manchester can become a member of myNHSmanchester and membership is free.


More Information

For more information about Talking Health and the benefits of becoming a member of myNHSmanchester please access the Talking Health wesbite via the link below:


Contact Information

NHS Manchester Engagement Team
FREEPOST RRSS-EKKJ-RRKY,
Baguley Clinic,
Hall Lane,
M23 1NA

Tel: 0161 765 4160
Email: talkinghealth@manchester.nhs.uk

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ZEST

Zest is a healthy living project in North Manchester.

It aims to improve the health and well-being of the people in the area, promoting of healthy living via a mix of social interaction and lifestyle advice.


More Information

For more information and contact details please access the NHS Manchester website, via the link below: