New Online Portal for Children and Young People

HMR Children's Community Health Services Team have launched a new online portal that offers easy access and improved health outcomes for children and young people across the borough, offering advice, information, assessment, intervention, care, treatment and review.

Available for children and young people aged from birth up to 19 years who live or are registered with a GP in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale (HMR)

The portal can be access by parents, carers or young people themselves and provides a wide range of services including health visiting, school nursing, child development, children's speech and language therapy and the social communications team. Topic are wide ranging and include support from birth to early years, to primary school and adolescence - weight and nutrition, child development, to supporting parents / carers, children and young people with complex conditions.

The service is available Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 8am - 6pm and Saturday 8am - 12pm and will respond to a request within 24 working hours of it being logged on the system.

anyone wanting to contact the service for non-urgent advice and support please access HERE

Infant Male Circumcision in Greater Manchester

Infant male circumcision for religious or cultural reasons, rather than for health reasons, is not generally provided by the NHS.

Most of these procedures are undertaken by private providers in community settings. Because circumcision is an operation, it is important that you ensure the following if you are seeking a circumcision for your infant son:

  • The operation is performed in a clean sterile conditions
  • there is adequate pain relief for your son
  • the operation is performed by a trained professional who can treat any complications
  • Appropriate aftercare is provided by the professional

Quality assured providers in Greater Manchester can be found on the website HERE

Female Genital Cutting has no medical benefits and is illegal under the Female Genital Mutilation Act (2003)

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