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Advice and Information for a healthier lifestyle

Health Matters

Below is where you can get advice and information for a healthier lifestyle.

Feeling good doesn't necessarily depend on spending money. Evidence suggests that there are Five Ways to Wellbeing and making a positive difference to your life.

Drug/Alcohol awareness

The Pennine Care Trust Link to External Website has a Substance Misuse Team who's aim is to provide a high quality, confidential and user-friendly service. The service offers information, advice on substance misuse Link to External Website, support, treatment and counselling for drug/alcohol users and training and consultancy for other agencies in the Borough.

Addiction Dependency Solutions Link to External Website if you need help with alcohol or drug problems, Addiction Dependency Solutions (ADS) offers a wide range of support and treatment. The first step is to make contact with the Tameside ADS centre most convenient to you.

Health ImprovementA group of walkers

Tameside and Glossop Primary Care Trust offer a range of services to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. One of them is the Health Improvement Service which covers subjects such as stopping smoking, lifestyle courses and healthy eating.

In touch with Health

Reliable health information on local health and support services, medical conditions, surgical operations, healthy living and support groups. You can either access In Touch with Health online Link to External Website or visit one of the Health Terminals at the addresses below.

Hyde Library
Hattersley Library
Tameside Central Library

Keep Warm Keep Well

The Government has launched its annual Keep Warm Keep Well Link to External Website Campaign which contains advice on staying warm over the winter.

Local NHS Services

Dentists Tameside and Glossop Primary Care Trust is responsible for local NHS dental services.

Doctors Your local Doctors' surgery (or GP practice) provides a wide range of family health services.

Hospitals Link to External Website NHS hospital services are run and managed by Acute Trusts, which make sure that hospitals provide high quality health care, and that they spend their money efficiently. They also decide on a strategy for how the hospital will develop, so that services improve.

Opticians Optometrists will test your sight, examine the health of your eyes and check for any abnormalities and diseases that are revealed in the eye.

Health Information Centre Link to External Website - is based at Tameside General Hospital providing a variety of information to both patients and carers.

Pharmacies (sometimes called Chemists) are experts in medicines and how they work.

Tameside General Hospital Link to External Website - The hospital provides all the specialties associated with a District General Hospital, with the exception of Mental Health Services, which form part of the Pennine Care NHS Trust Link to External Website.

If you have would like some advice and help on resolving problems and issues with NHS Services please contact the relevant organisation.

Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Link to External Website

Page last updated: 7 October 2014