This section contains information specific to the Rochdale locality, including locally-commissioned services, the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment, local health profile (compared with national public health data), Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and the locality plan.

GMLPC Rochdale Locality Lead

Mohammed Anwar is the GMLPC Locality Lead for Rochdale.

Rochdale news & updates

Nutrition & hydration pilot

Pharmacy teams can get resources to help improve nutrition and hydration in older and vulnerable people in Rochdale, as part of a new pilot in some areas of Greater Manchester. The resources available include staff training/education, information booklets for patients/customers, and paper armbands that help identify people who may be at risk due to low BMI. Pharmacies may also find this visual checklist helpful. For more information, contact your local project lead: Martin Hazlehurst, 07764 734741,

Local commissioners

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG

Rochdale Borough Council