Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale

Living Well Taking Control has been commissioned to deliver the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme across Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.

If you are over 18 years old and have had a blood test within the last 12 months which indicates you are at a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes (the most recent blood test will be used) then your GP may refer you to the programme.


GP practices are currently working to identify eligible patients.


If you have any questions regarding your risk of developing diabetes please contact your GP practice.  

GP practices currently referring to the programme include:

The Living Well Taking Control Coordinator for your area is:

Azra Ahmed

Azra has a team of Facilitators working with her, who carry out assessments, run group sessions and support participants throughout the programme.

What can I do myself?

Alkrington Surgery

Longford Street Medical Centre

Middleton Health Centre

Peterloo Medical Centre 

Rochdale Road Medical Centre

Woodside Medical Centre

York House Medical Centre

Healey Surgery

Inspire Medical Centre

The Kingsway Practice

Littleborough Group Practice

Mark Street Surgery

Milnrow Village Practice

Pennine Surgery

Dawes Family Practice

Stonefield Street Surgery

Trinity Medical Centre

The Village Medical Centre

Yorkshire Street Surgery

Ashworth Street Surgery

Birtle View Medical Centre

Castleton Health Centre

Dr Bhimas Practice

Dr Ghafoors Practice

Dr Hamids Practice

Dr Syeds Practice

Edenfield Road Surgery


Wellfield Health Centre



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Useful links: 

We are currently using the following venues for LWTC group sessions in Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale

We aim to deliver our sessions in convenient locations for our participants, so whenever we have enough people enrolled on the programme in a location that is not already covered, we add a new venue.

Bowlee Park Sports Centre

M24 4LA


The Lighthouse Project

M24 4EL


Stanycliffe Social Centre


Hare Hill House

OL15 9HE

St Martin's Church

OL11 2TE

Rochdale Leisure Centre

OL16 2HZ

Crimble Croft Community Centre 

OL10 4HW

Deeplish Community Centre

OL11 1JT

St Andrews Church

OL16 2HZ

Spotland Community Centre

OL12 6PJ

Milnrow Working Men's Club

OL16 3NW

Rochdale Central Library

OL16 1XU