Out-of-Hours in Manchester

Posted on July 28, 2009. Filed under: Press/News Releases, Providers | Tags: , |

Go to Doc | accessed on 28 July 2009

From the 1st April 2009, GO To DOC have been commissioned by NHS Manchester to provide out of hours urgent primary care services for North, South and Central Manchester. patient

The Manchester service will be provided in partnership with Harmoni, a national out of hours organisation based in Hertfordshire that delivers care across the South East, South West and the Midlands. Across NHS Manchester the operational and clinical services will be provided by GO To DOC, with Harmoni providing substantial expertise in ensuring resilience and offering innovation from elsewhere in the country.

The service will be delivered by local staff based at a call centre in Denton, at three primary care treatment centres (North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Wythenshawe Forum) and by visiting doctors for patients who are unable to travel.

If you need immediate and necessary medical advice or attention and cannot wait until your GP surgery is open, you can ring your own GP’s surgery telephone number and you will then be directed to GO To DOC. Alternatively you can contact GO To DOC directly on 0161 336 3252.

If you are advised that you need to see a doctor during the Out of Hours period then you will normally be asked to attend one of the following centres:

North Manchester General Hospital (Outpatient Department)
Delaunays Road
M8 5RB

Forum Health Centre
M22 5RX
Primary Care Emergency Centre (PCEC)
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

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Non-profit organisation wins GP contracts

Posted on April 18, 2009. Filed under: GP-led health centres, News stories, Providers | Tags: |

Healthcare Republic | 16-Apr-09

A non-profit organisation has won two contracts to provide new GP services in Manchester.

Go To Doc Ltd won two separate tenders to run a 8,500-patient GP-led health centre in the city centre and a new 6,000 patient practice for the under-doctored Moston area.

The company currently provides out-of-hours care in several PCTs across the North West. 

The results of two other tenders to run new GP practices in Manchester will be announced in the coming months, according to NHS Manchester. 

At least 70 PCTs have signed contracts with providers for GP-led health centres. Private companies have won just 30% of contracts, with the majority awarded to GP-led groups. 


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