Health Improvement Services
As well as treating and caring for people who are ill, we also provide a range of services that help people to improve their lifestyle and prevent them from becoming ill in the first place.
We offer Health Improvement services in Tameside and Bury. Oral Health services in Oldham and Stop Smoking Services in Trafford.
Visit the Service Directory for more information about Health Improvement services in your area.
Stop Smoking Service
The Stop Smoking Service offers specialist support including weekly clinics and phone support to people wishing to quit.
Some of these clinics are by appointment only and some offer drop-in sessions. You can find out more on the local service directory pages.
Oral health promotion
The oral health improvement teams provide training, advice, support and resources where appropriate, to those who come into contact with families of young children, vulnerable young people and adults.
For example: health and educational practitioners, relevant social care teams and voluntary sector groups.
Oldham & Tameside
To access NHS dental services in your area see below:
Accessing urgent in hours dental care – 0161 476 9649 8.00am till 6.00pm (Mon – Fri)
Accessing urgent out of hours dental care – 0161 337 2246 6pm till 10pm (Mon-Fri)
(10am-10pm Weekends and Bank holidays)
Help with finding a NHS dentist contact www.nhs.uk or phone NHS 111
Physical activity and health training
Health Trainers support people to develop healthier behaviours and lifestyles in their own communities.
They offer practical support to change their behaviour to achieve their own choices and goals.
The ability to motivate people is a key part of the work of the health trainers, who see people on a one to one basis. Through the service they offer a programme of exercise sessions, aimed at sedentary people, at subsidised rates.
Through a combination of individual and group support, the service aims to help people lose weight at a steady pace, through healthy eating, portion size, reading food labels, exercise and help with stress and confidence issues.