Be Well – Here for Men

Feeling stressed, under pressure, alone, or facing mounting money, family or job worries?

Be Well is here for men too.  We:

  • listen and point you in the right direction;
  • have your back with one on one support;
  • build on your strengths so you can find your own way forward.

It’s free, close to home and personal to you.

For more information call 0161 470 7120 or visit

PCN Dietitian and Social Prescriber

Our Primary Care Network (PCN) offers a Dietitian (Chloe) and a Social Prescriber (Zoe) who support people living with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes (also called non-diabetic hyperglycaemia) and obesity. They can help you to take control of your health and wellbeing and make positive changes to your lifestyle.

They offer one-to-one sessions at a local practice, group education sessions in a community venue and diabetes education drop-in sessions. They also regularly attend community events to offer information education around healthier living. Chloe and Zoe have teamed up with MCR Active to include an exercise element alongside their own education offer.

You can ask the practice to refer you or contact Chloe and Zoe directly using the details provided below.

‘Chloe and Zoe have been amazing. Very helpful and welcoming, good knowledge and resources.’

‘I wouldn’t have known where to start without the support provided. I now feel confident continuing with the changes made as part of my weight loss journey.’

Chloe MacDonald – Dietitian (07835 262456 [email protected])
Chloe MacDonald, DietitianChloe has worked as a registered dietitian for over 10 years with lots of experience working in hospitals and GP practices.
As a registered dietitian Chloe’s goal is to translate nutritional science into practical and easy to understand information. Chloe is extremely passionate about the role nutrition plays in allowing people to live healthier and happier lives. She uses a holistic approach and tailors her recommendations to accommodate people’s individual needs.

Zoe Austin – Social Prescriber (07835 261450 [email protected])
Zoe Austin, Social PrescriberZoe has worked as part of the NHS for nearly 10 years and is a member of the National Association for Link Workers. She has gained a lot of her experience working within community rehabilitation services, helping to increase the independence of people living with a wide range of health conditions. Zoe is passionate about supporting people who may be struggling to adapt a healthier lifestyle, helping to increase their health confidence and outcomes through a person-centred approach.

What to expect from the social prescribing service

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  • Focus on personal goals and concerns that matter to you.
  • Explore diet and exercise guidance, helping to promote weight loss, prevention, or management of type 2 diabetes.
  • Support with building your knowledge, confidence, and skills in improving and managing your own health and wellbeing, including exploring potential barriers which may impact change being made.
  • Learn more about local services available and gain support with accessing these.

Long Term Conditions Clinics

If you have a long term condition then we will invite you for an annual review so we can ensure it is managed and you stay well. For some conditions, we may need you to have a blood test taken more frequently.

It is important that you attend for your annual review as this allows us to monitor the medications that you are likely to be taking and ensure we keep you safe and well.

If you have any of the following long term conditions then we will invite you to one of our annual review clinics.

  • Asthma
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart disease or heart failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Learning disability
  • Mental health conditions, including depression
  • Raised blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Raised blood sugar (non-diabetic hyperglycaemia)
  • Raised cholesterol
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stroke and TIA (transient ischaemic attack)


Core Services

All practices must provide core services during core hours.  These services must be appropriate to meet the reasonable needs of patients.

Essential services are those required for the management of registered patients and temporary residents who are, or believe themselves to be:

  • ill with conditions from which recovery is generally expected;
  • terminally ill;
  • suffering from chronic disease,
  • which are delivered in the manner determined by practice in discussion with the patient.

Cervical Screening Services

We offer this service to provide necessary information and advice to assist women who are identified by NHS England as recommended for a cervical screening test in making an informed decision as to their participation in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.  We will carry out cervical screening tests according to national guidelines and assist with call and recall programmes.

You can find out more about the NHS Cervical Screening Programme at

Child Health Surveillance Services

We offer this service to proactively monitor the health, well-being and physical, mental and social development of children up to age five with a view to detecting any deviations from normal development.  Children will be invited for reviews at certain ages and we encourage parents to attend for these.

Contraceptive Services

We can help with all of the following:

  • advice about the full range of contraceptive methods, including where appropriate, a medical examination of patients seeking such advice;
  • treatment for patients with a range of contraceptive substances and appliances (excluding the fitting and implanting of intrauterine devices and implants;
  • advice about emergency contraception and, where appropriate, the supplying or prescribing of emergency hormonal contraception;
  • advice and referral in cases of unplanned pregnancy including advice about the availability of free pregnancy testing in the area;
  • initial advice about sexual health promotion and sexually transmitted infections;
  • referral as necessary to specialist sexual health services, including tests for sexually transmitted infections.

Maternity Medical Services

We offer the following services in relation to pregnancy and child birth:

  • routine care throughout the pregnancy and after birth;
  • an invitation to attend a maternal postnatal consultation within six to eight weeks after the birth;
  • care and support for patients whose pregnancy has terminated as a result of miscarriage or abortion.

We do not provide care during labour and this will be offered by the hospital team.

Vaccination and Immunisation Services

We will offer and administer routine vaccinations and immunisations for the following diseases.


All routine vaccinations to protect against:

  • diphtheria;
  • tetanus;
  • pertussis (whooping cough;
  • polio;
  • haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib);
  • hepatitis B;
  • meningococcal group b;
  • rotavirus gastroenteritis;
  • pneumococcal infection;
  • meningitis type c;
  • measles;
  • mumps;
  • rubella;

Some vaccines are combined as a single dose, for example measles, mumps and rubella is a single injection against all three diseases.


The following are offered depending on age:

  • pneumococcal infection (age 2-64 in a clinical risk group and everyone 65 and over);
  • shingles (age 70 and over);
  • measles, mumps and rubella (age 16 and over where incomplete vaccination in childhood);
  • pertussis (for pregnant women from 16 weeks of pregnancy).

For more details about the NHS vaccination programme please visit the NHS website.

Out of Hours Service

We have opted-out of providing this service.

When we are closed your call will automatically be diverted to NHS111, the NHS non-emergency number. You can also call 111 directly to speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

The out of hours service is commissioned by Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership and provided by North West Ambulance Service.