We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems.
Before you book an appointment to see a doctor please consider whether an appointment with a practice nurse might be appropriate. They can help you with a wide range of medical problems.
Our receptionists can help you decide which is the right person for you to see.
If you have a cough, cold, headache or other minor ailment try treating yourself at home first. Find out more about treatments for common minor ailments.
Please remember that self-care for common conditions can help free up our GPs’ time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.
Your pharmacist can help too
Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals and can give you confidential health advice for a range of common illnesses and complaints.
Don’t wait for a GP appointment for coughs, colds, aches and pains. Just give your local pharmacy a call or drop in – there’s no need to make an appointment.
Your pharmacists can also help you decide if you need to see a doctor or nurse.
Tel: 0161 437 2634
Tel: 0161 437 1455
111 is the free NHS non-emergency number.
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.
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
NHS Walk in Centres
There are three NHS Walk-in Centres in Manchester. These centres deal with:
- Minor illnesses
- Minor injuries
- Emergency contraception
You don’t need an appointment – just drop in.
City Health Centre
2nd Floor, Boots, 32 Market Street,
Manchester, M1 1PL
Tel: 0161 839 6227
Open seven days a week: 8am – 8pm
Hawthorn Medical Centre
Unit K – Fallowfield Retail Park
Tel: 0161 220 6080
Monday – Friday
8:30am to 10:30am, 1pm to 3pm, 4:30pm to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday
10am to 12pm, 2pm to 4pm
Primary Care Emergency Centre
Manchester Royal lnfirmary
Manchester M13 9WL
Tel: 0161 276 5193
Monday to Friday: 8.30am-10pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10am -10pm
A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?”
If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.