NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is made up of every GP in Oldham and is led by a Governing Body that includes GPs, other health professionals and lay people.

Our triple aim is to improve the health of the people in Oldham, to improve the care they receive and their experience of it and to deliver the best value for money by using our resources effectively.

 

Warm Homes Oldham Scheme 

Over the last year ‘Warm Homes Oldham’ helped nearly 600 households out of fuel poverty, saving them around £600,000 off their energy bills and ensuring they can afford to keep their heating on next winter.

 The pioneering scheme was launched in 2012 by Oldham Council, NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Oldham Housing Investment Partnership (OHIP). In 2015/16 they invested £300,000 in the scheme, and accessed a further £1.4 million of grant funding from the government, utility companies and energy charities. This has paid for home improvements, such as boilers and insulation as well as support from qualified advisors in saving energy and maximising income.

 In total over 3600 people have been helped out of fuel poverty since the scheme started, and this has a positive effect on their health and wellbeing

 

'Welcome to a Healthier You' Diabetes event

Diabetes Prevention community event, Thursday 29th September, 2.00- 4.30 pm, Honeywell Centre 

Come along to the Honeywell Centre on the 29th September for an afternoon of education and discussion around Diabetes Prevention and the new 'Healthier You' NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. 

 

If you're looking for more information on services and support available for people living with diabetes there will be information stands and a question & answer session with staff.

 

There will be opportunity to share your thoughts on the new service and ideas on how we can all encourage and support people with healthy eating and physical activity behaviour change.

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Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group's Health Huddle

Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group values comments and feedback from Service users, carers and the public about their local healthcare services. Oldham CCG’s Health Huddle is a way to connect with us, share your views and help us shape healthcare in Oldham whether as individuals, through local community or voluntary organisations, or as part of a patient group.

You can choose to be involved as much or as little as you want, signing up to become a member of Oldham CCG’s Health Huddle means you can:

Receive invitations to complete quick surveys online or on your mobile

• Be invited to attend focus groups, events and patient panels that may be of interest to you.

If you would like to be involved in the Health Huddle click here to register your details  

Know your numbers

A blood pressure test is a simple way of checking if your blood pressure is too high or too low.

Blood pressure is the term used to describe the strength with which your blood pushes on the sides of your arteries as it's pumped around your body.

A blood pressure test is the only way to find out if your blood pressure is too high or too low, because most people won't have any obvious symptoms. Having a test is easy and could save your life.

When should I get my blood pressure tested?

You can ask for a blood pressure test if you're worried about your blood pressure at any point.

You can get your blood pressure tested at a number of places, including:

  • at your local GP surgery
  • at some pharmacies
  • in some workplaces
  • at home (see home blood pressure testing below)
  • at an NHS Health Check appointment offered to adults in England aged 40-74