Integrated Community Diabetes Service - Bury Community, Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale (HMR) Community

The integrated community diabetes services (ICDS) will deliver high quality care to individuals who have diabetes and are registered with a Gp in Bury and Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) support will also be provided to their carers.

The services multi-disciplinary team comprises of diabetes specialist nurse dietitians and consultant diabetologists and a GP with a specialist interest in diabetes

We provide the majority of your diabetes care within the local community, 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 for example pregnant, Active Foot, and Diabetes Pump patients  Each referral will be triage and allocated to the most appropriate clinic. 

We 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.

We will also provide you with support to manage your condition through a nationally accredited programme.

You need to be referred to the service via your GP.

The 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.  We work as part of a township team, but we provide care across the borough.

A warm welcoming service which will provide support for patients, there relatives and carers. Full advice will be provided on first visit.

You need to be referred to the service via your GP.

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