85 Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge SK15 2PT

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Birthday MOTs

Annual MOT Check

If you have one of the following medical conditions we like you to attend for an annual Birthday MOT during your birthday month.

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Kidney problems called ‘CKD-4 or CKD-5’
  • Heart Disease (Heart attacks, heart failure, angina, atrial fibrillation)
  • Peripheral vascular disease (Narrowing of the arteries in your legs or aorta)
  • Strokes or TIAs (mini-strokes and you have made a full recovery) 
  • Learning disabilities
  • Severe and enduring mental health conditions (Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Psychotic Depression)

If someone is very unwell, or approaching the end of their life, we will call you to discuss our preferences.

The Tests

We will carry out many tests and checks

Blood tests                       Kidneys, liver, thyroid, cholesterol, blood sugar  (some people may also need a gout test (uric acid), PSA, (prostate) or blood count)

Urine test                        To check how healthy your kidneys are (please bring an early morning sample)

Blood pressure             To check you are not at risk of strokes or heart attacks

Height and weight       To check your general health. We will also ask you about smoking and alcohol and the amount of exercise you take.

Vaccinations                    If you are due any immunisations, such as a flu jab, boosters or shingles vaccination we will offer these.

Foot and eye checks      If you have diabetes we will check you are having regular foot and eye checks.

No need Contact us

Before your birthday month we will invite you to an appointment (for example in April we will invite every eligible who has a birthday in May). Initially, we will give you an appointment time and date, but if this is not convenient, please call us to rearrange. The first appointment will be with our Health care Assistants to get the tests done.

After the tests

The Health Care Assistant will discuss with you the best way for you to receive your results.  For some conditions we will ask that you attend a second appointment with the Practice Nurse who will produce a written plan on how you would like to improve your overall health and manage your long term condition.

You may prefer to receive your results by letter or email (for example if you are feeling fit and well and receiving optimum treatment for your condition). We will ensure that you are fully informed when your next checks are due and what they will be.

How to find out more

For further information about your conditions please visit these NHS Choices web pages; they have many useful tips and videos to help you manage your health.






Lockside also have a library of self-help videos on a range of conditions, which you may find helpful.  We recommend you watch these with the people who are close to you as they can also find them informative.

Type 1 Diabetes

If you would like to know more about Type 1 diabetes and how to manage the condition including diet, and the use of insulin


Type 2 Diabetes

If you would like to know more about Type 2 diabetes and how to manage the condition, including diet, treatments, exercise and weight loss.



If you would like to know more about COPD and how to manage this chest condition and how to get fitter. www.medic.video/ntg-copd

Exercise with Lung Disease

If you would like to know more about exercising with lung disease


Chronic Pain

Many people with a long term condition also experience a lot of pain. This may be helpful


Mental Wellbeing

If you would like to know more about how to improve you mental well-being


Heart Failure

If you would like to know more about heart failure and how to manage the condition