Greater Manchester NHS CATS

Telephone: 0333 200 4042
Address: 111 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2HY

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 13 ratings for this clinic


  • Manchester CATS passes quality inspection with flying colours


Greater Manchester NHS Clinical Assessment & Treatment Service (GM CATS) provides fast and convenient access to high quality diagnostics and clinical assessment across the Greater Manchester region, all on the NHS.

We work closely with GPs, local hospitals and other healthcare professionals to ensure you have a smooth journey through the healthcare system.

We mainly work from our state-of-the-art mobile clinical units which are conveniently located in Bolton, Denton, Longsight, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Stretford and all within the community so you can get to us easily by public transport, foot or car.

Our clinics operate Monday to Sunday and travel between the locations listed below every 3-4 days.


B&Q Car Park

Kay Street





Breightmet Health Centre

Breightmet Fold Lane




Cheadle Leisure Life

Shiers Drive





Edward Street



M34 3BR


Gala Bingo Car Park

Hyde Road



M18 7BA


Oldham Integrated Care Centre

New Radcliffe Street




B&Q Car Park

Westhulme Way




Union Street Car Park

Union Street


OL16 1DY


Rochdale Static MRI Unit

Rochdale Royal Infirmary

Whitehall St


OL12 0NB


Salford Royal Hospital

Stott Lane


M6 8HD


Lance Burn Medical Centre

Churchill Way


M6 5QX


The Willows Medical Practice

Lords Avenue


M5 5JR


Cousins Furniture Store

Regent Road


M5 4EA


Stretford Leisure Centre

Great Stone Road



M32 0ZS


Spire Manchester Hospital

Russell Road

Whalley Range


M16 8AJ


Kingsgate House

Wellington Road




Opening times

Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Additional information

Our clinics run between 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday by appointment only. Please note our clinics travel between different locations every 3-4 days. Our Patient Management Centre is open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm and Saturdays 9am-4pm to help with all of your queries. If you call with an urgent clinical query outside of these times, you will be redirected to the out-of-hours service.

Last verified on 27/05/2014


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Latest news

Manchester CATS passes quality inspection with flying colours

A health service which covers Greater Manchester has passed a national quality audit with flying colours.

The Greater Manchester NHS Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (GM CATS) received a routine inspection from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. The CQC inspector passed the centre on all five core standards:

  • consent to care and treatment
  • cooperating with other providers
  • requirements relating to workers
  • assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision
  • complaints.

The service is operated by Care UK, a leading independent provider of health and social care services, and services are commissioned by the local NHS. It provides high quality healthcare at convenient locations in the Greater Manchester area. Services include urology, ENT, gynaecology, musculoskeletal and general surgery.

It has onsite diagnostics that use the very latest technology, including MRI, x-ray, ultrasound and CT scanning. In most cases patients can see a consultant and have any diagnostic tests required in the same appointment.

GM CATS consists of mobile clinics which rotate between sites around Greater Manchester, typically spending four or five days at each site before moving on overnight. Patients are referred to the service by their GPs.

The CQC inspector’s report praised the service, saying: “We found robust policies and procedures were in place to ensure the safety of both patients and staff. Patients who used this service gave valid consent to examination and treatment and were given sufficient information to enable them to make informed choices. We looked at pathways and found care and treatment was planned in a way which intended to ensure people's safety and welfare. GM CATS had a robust process in place to monitor and evaluate the quality of the service offered to clients. There were up to date policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of both staff and patients.”

Pat Phillips, operations manager at Greater Manchester NHS CATS, said: “We are pleased to have passed this important inspection – our third consecutive CQC pass – and we are delighted with the comments from the inspector. The inspector’s conclusions are testimony to the dedicated work of the entire team at GM CATS.”

Last updated on 27 May 2014.

Latest reviews of this organisation

CATS at Stretford Leisure Centre

I don't know why there are so many bad reviews, the level of care and service I have received has been exemplary. It is strange to think ...

8 July 2014


Although I was initially concerned about not being seen in a hospital I was very impressed with the level of care from the ENT consultant...

8 May 2014

Clinic feedback

I have many symptoms of PCOS, but my periods are more frequent. My GP decided to send me for a scan to see if there anything else (like c...

29 April 2014

conveyor belt service

I visited last Friday, and came out of my local area for this appointment to check problems with my ear. I was seen to within 10 minutes,...

14 April 2014

Larte cancellation

I had an appointment for Monday morning of which I had t take mt prep on Sunday afternoon, however at 11am on Sunday morning I was inform...

9 February 2014

Last updated on 28 May 2014.

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