BaBi Tameside

Welcome to BaBi Tameside!

Tameside Hospital is an acute general hospital in Ashton-under-Lyne, managed by Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. Located near the Pennines, eight miles east of Manchester, the hospital serves a population of over 250,000. The population is concentrated in the largely urban areas of the townships of Tameside including:

The hospital also serves the town of Glossop in the borough of High Peak, Derbyshire which is a more rural community.  

Born and Bred in Tameside (BaBi Tameside) 

Born and Bred in Tameside is a project being run by Tameside and Glossop Integrated care NHS Foundation Trust and is part of a group of ‘Born and Bred in (BaBi)’ research projects about families and children to help us learn more about how families in our local area and beyond can live healthier, happier lives.

BaBi Tameside aims to help improve the health and wellbeing of children and families across Tameside working across the NHS and in collaboration with other local agencies, people and communities, BaBi Tameside aims for optimal outcomes for the population.  

How does it work 

Women booked for maternity care at Tameside General Hospital will be invited to become part of the study by one of our midwives during routine antenatal appointments. If happy to participate, health researchers will join data about mother and child, looking into ways to improve healthcare and services through research and planning in Tameside and beyond. 

If you would like more information or would like to get involved, please click here.

Meet our Principal Investigator: Margaret Cooper

Margaret Cooper is the Principal Investigator for BaBi Tameside and the Director for Research and Development at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. Margaret is interested in recognising and tackling health inequalities, equality and diversity in our population.