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University launches new on campus GP service

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A new GP service has launched on our University’s campus – and you can register as a patient now.

GP stands for general practioner (this is what we call local or family doctors in the UK). GPs provide a range of non-emergency services by appointment – including examinations, medication prescriptions, vaccinations, and referrals to other medical specialists.

The University of Manchester GP Service, a partnership with The Robert Darbishire Practice, is based on the 4th floor of Crawford House, and is open 9am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9am to 12pm on Wednesdays. You can register with the practice here.

Once registered, you will be able to telephone the practice on 0161 225 6699 for an appointment with a GP or Practice Nurse, or book online. If an in-person appointment is needed, this can be offered on the fourth floor of Crawford House.

Peter Connolly, Head of Occupational Health Services, said: “Through the pilot we will develop a more holistic approach to support and care for both our students and staff. We plan to work in partnership in a number of ways, including with colleagues from our Counselling and Mental Health Service and Disability Advisory and Support Service. ”

The Robert Darbishire GP Practice is a social enterprise and a not-for-profit organisation. The pilot launched on Monday, 5 September and will run for the full 2022-23 academic year.