Finding and Choosing Care

It is important that you know where to go if you are ill or injured to ensure that you receive the right care at the right time. There are a range of different services which can help you and by choosing the right service it will mean that you and your family will get the best treatment at that time.

How do I choose the right service?

The Choose Well Manchester website can help you decide if you need medical attention. It explains clearly what each service does, and when it should be used.

It also provides easy to understand self-care information and advice if someone you care for is ill. There are videos, downloadable leaflets and the website itself can be displayed in over 60 different languages.

Local NHS Services

You can find a doctor, dentist, pharmacist or other NHS service close to your home by simply entering your postcode in the ‘Find a Service’ box on the right of this page.

Out of Hours Care

You may not need to go to A&E, but some illnesses will need medical attention on the same day. At times like this, phone your GP practice and explain why you need to speak to someone urgently. They will arrange for you to speak to a doctor or nurse at the practice that day, or explain what else to do.

Here in Manchester,  GPs offer a seven day service with thousands of extra GP appointments available at evenings and weekends. The appointments are available from 8am to 8pm 7 days a week. 

The seven day service is available to any patient registered with a Manchester GP. Appointments must be booked in advance and patients can book appointments by contacting their own local GP practice.

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