Useful contacts

Useful contacts

Rochdale Family Information Service
A free information and advice service providing up-to-date information about childcare and services for families with children aged 0-19 (0-25 for children with additional needs) in the Rochdale borough. 01706 719900,

Health Visiting/School Nursing Teams

These are not emergency services. If you child is unwell or needs immediate attention, please contact your GP or emergency services as appropriate.

Rochdale East Locality
Health Visiting, 01706 261955/676444.
School Nursing, 01706 261800.

Rochdale West Locality
Health Visiting/School Nursing,
01706 676300.

Pennine Locality
Health Visiting/School Nursing,
01706 764320.

Middleton Locality
Health Visiting, 0161 716 2830.
School Nursing, 0161 716 2840.

Heywood Locality
Health Visiting/School Nursing,
01706 261952.

Children’s Community Nursing Team
The Team is delivered by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and operates from 8am-8pm, 365 days a year. It comprises skilled children’s nurses who see children and young people, aged from birth to 18 years, who have a range of conditions. They can provide treatment and care for an acute need, for example after an illness or injury. They also help if a child has a long-term
medical need such as epilepsy, diabetes or asthma. Speak to your GP.

Healthwatch Rochdale
Helps local people get the best out of their health and social care services. Make sure your views on local health and social care services are heard.
01706 249575

Healthy Young Minds

Out-of-hours services
To access these, call your GP practice as usual and you will be advised which services are available to you.

Walk-in centres

These services can offer assessment and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries that aren’t serious enough to require a visit to A&E. No appointment is necessary.

Rochdale Urgent Care Centre
Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street,
OL12 0NB.
Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Bury Urgent Treatment Centre
Moorgate Primary Care Centre,
22 Derby Way, BL9 0NJ.
Open 8am-10pm, seven days a week.

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale NHS Walk-in Centre
Integrated Care Centre,
New Radcliffe Street, OL1 1NL.
Open 7am-11pm, seven days a week.

Allergy UK
01322 619 898

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
0300 330 5453
9.30am-9.30pm, seven days a week

Asthma UK
0800 121 62 44

British Dental Health Foundation
01788 539780, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

Child Accident Prevention Trust
020 7608 3828

08451 228 669, 9am-10pm

Diabetes UK

Family Lives
0808 800 2222

Healthy Start

La Leche League GB
0845 120 2918 available 24 hours, seven days a week.

The Lullaby Trust

Meningitis Now
0808 80 10 388

National At-home Dad Network

National Breastfeeding Network Helpline
0300 100 0212, 9.30am-9.30pm, seven days a week,

National Childbirth Trust
0300 330 0700 8am-midnight, seven days a week

National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247, 24 hours

Parenting advice and information.

Red Cross
Information on CPR (kiss of life)

Healthy tips

To find an NHS dentist
Call NHS 111 or visit

Call 0300 123 1044 or visit

NHS 111

NHS 111 makes it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Call 111 if:

  • You need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency.
  • You think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service.
  • You don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call.
  • You need health information or reassurance about what to do next.

If a health professional has given you a specific phone number to call when you are concerned about your child’s condition, continue to use that number.