Clinics and Services

We offer a range of clinics and services including those below. For more information, please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic Room.

If you would like to attend any of the below clinics, please visit our Consulting Room.

Baby Clinics

Baby Clinic is for 8 week checks and immunisations for babies and children aged 0-5. They are every Tuesday morning from 09:00-11:00. This is not a drop in clinic and you need to make an appointment.

The clinics are run by our practice nurse and a GP. The health visitors are not present at the Tuesday baby clinics. Please see below for details of health visitor clinics.

Baby Clinic is for well babies. If your child is ill, please make an appointment with a GP.

Health Visitor Baby Clinics

The health visitors run clinics for weighing and general advice (but not for immunisations).

Monday 09:30-11:00 – St James Children’s Centre, St James Site, Stelling Street, Gorton, M18 8LW
13:30-14:30 – Farrer Road Children’s Centre, 1A Farrer Road, Longsight, M13 0QX
Tuesday 09:30-11:00 – Rusholme Children’s Centre, Great Western Street, Rusholme, M14 4HA
Wednesday 13:30-15:00 – Martenscroft Children’s Centre, 33 Epping Street, Hulme, M15 6PA
Thursday 09:30-11:00 – Longsight Health Centre, 525 Stockport Road, M13 0RR
Friday 09:30-11:30 – Alexandra Park Health Centre, 2 Whitswood Close, M16 7AP

Contraception

Routine Contraception

The practice provides a wide range of contraceptive advice and services, including tablets, injections, implants and the coil (IUD).

The service is free and completely confidential. As well as helping you choose the best type of contraception for you, we also provide ongoing follow up and monitoring and treat each individual’s contraceptive needs as part of their whole care.

Pill Checks

If you are taking the contraceptive pill then, for your safety, you will need check ups every 6-12 months with the nurse, before your repeat prescriptions can be continued. The GP or nurse will tell you how often you need a check.

Please book your check-up well before you will run out of your tablets. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please complete our online Contraceptive Pill Review form.

Emergency contraception

Emergency contraception (the morning after pill) is available free of charge from:

  • Some local pharmacists
  • The practice
  • Walk in centres
  • Some family planning or Brook clinics

When should it be taken?

Emergency contraception pills can be effective if taken within 72 hours (3 days) of the event, but it works best when it’s taken as soon as possible. So don’t delay. After 72 hours, and for up to five days, there is the option to have a coil fitted at the local family planning clinic.

Counselling

The doctors can refer patients to professional counsellors. They can help with a variety of problems and their service is free and confidential. For more information, please speak to your GP. We also work with the local Primary Care Mental Health Team and the GPs can refer patients if appropriate.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction

We are able to refer our patients to services for the treatment of drug and/or alcohol addiction, including detox and methadone programmes. These are offered in partnership with the Community Drug Team and Community Alcohol Team.

Health Checks

For more information about what health checks we offer, please visit our Health Checks page.

Maternity Services

In partnership with our local midwives, we offer care during pregnancy (antenatal care) and care after giving birth (post-natal care). We can also offer advice to people considering starting a family (pre-conceptual advice).

The practice is not directly involved in care during birth, this is arranged with the midwives and the hospital. Women are able to choose where they would like to give birth, including in hospital or at home. Your midwife will discuss these options with you.

If you are pregnant and you would like to arrange your pregnancy care, please contact us and ask for an appointment with the midwife. It is helpful if you have used a home pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy.

Minor Surgery

We are able to arrange for minor surgical procedures, at our sister practice The Robert Darbishire Practice. This avoids the need for you to attend hospital and is usually much quicker. All procedures are carried out by an experienced GP, who may be assisted by a nurse.

The procedures we are able to do include:

  • Freezing and removal of warts (not genital warts).
  • Removal of small skin “lumps and bumps”, e.g. moles, skin tags and cysts.
  • Injection of joints, e.g. steroid injections for arthritis.
  • Draining of excess fluid, e.g. from joints and cysts.
  • Nasal cautery, to stop frequent nose bleeds.

Please speak to reception and they will book you an assessment appointment in the Minor Surgery Clinic at Rusholme Health Centre.

If your problem is suitable for in house minor surgery then you will be booked a further appointment for the procedure. If your problem is not suitable for in house minor surgery then the GP may refer you to the hospital.

Screening

Our patients are entitled many screening services. Please visit our Screening page for more information.

Sexual Health

Free and confidential, screening, treatment and advice.

If you think you might have an STI, you can book an appointment for one of our sexual health clinics at The Robert Darbishire Practice on a Wednesday or a Friday.

These clinics are free and confidential. You will be offered testing and treatment for STIs and referral to other services if needed.

To book an appointment, please speak to a receptionist.

Travel Health

We provide a full range of travel health services, by appointment, to our registered patients. Our nurse can provide up to date advice on:

  • Vaccinations
  • Malaria prevention
  • Staying healthy abroad.

We can provide certificates of immunisation where required. Wherever possible, plan ahead and book an appointment with the nurse at least 6-8 weeks before travelling, as some vaccinations need to be administered several weeks in advance. If you allow less time than this you can often still have some vaccinations. If it is very short notice then we may not have any free appointments before your travel date.

Vaccinations

We offer the below vaccinations at the practice:

  • Flu
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Meningitis
  • Whooping Cough
  • Children Immunisations

For more information, please ask a member of staff for more information.

Weight Management

Our nurse offers help and support to manage your weight, including advice on finding a healthy diet and staying active.