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Rusholme Health Centre, Walmer Street, Manchester, M14 5NP, Telephone: 0161 225 6699, Fax: 0161 248 4580

   About The Robert Darbishire Practice


Long established

The Robert Darbishire Practice was established in 1954 as part of Manchester University. In 2011 we became independent from the University, but we still provide the same high quality care.

Our mission statement

We aim to offer the best possible medical care and highest quality of service that is efficient, courteous and without discrimination.

We will treat every patient with equal respect, irrespective of age, gender, religion, race, sexuality or social status.

Part of the NHS family

Like other surgeries, we are part of the NHS family, providing NHS primary care services to NHS patients under contract to NHS England. We are in the area of Central Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group which oversees health services in this area. We work with these organisations to ensure that the services we offer are of a high standard.

A training practice

We are an accredited training practice, educating the healthcare professionals of the future. To find out more about how this might affect you see: Teaching.

Listening to our patients

We very much value the views of our patients and each year we carry out a survey to find out what our patients think of our service. We also carry out occasional other surveys on specific issues. If you are asked to complete a form we hope you will take the time to share your honest opinions with us, as this will help us to learn about what we can do better. We also encourage our patients to submit comments and ideas for improvements and we have a suggestion box in the waiting room.

Legal information about the practice

The practice is a limited company, registered in England and Wales number 7382763. The name of the company is The Robert Darbishire Practice Limited. The registered address is Rusholme Health Centre, Walmer Street, Manchester, M14 5NP.

Management responsiblity is held by the Board of Directors, which is made up of senior clinical staff and managers. They are: Mr Scott Brunt (Managing Director), Professor Aneez Esmail (Non-Executive Director), Dr Mohiuddin Miah, Sr Rachel Shelton and Sr Victoria Tolliday.

GP earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the average pay for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients. The average pay for GPs working in The Robert Darbishire Practice in 2014/15 was £36,116 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs, 12 part time GPs and 2 locum GPs, who worked in the practice for more than six months. This calculation was carried out according to NHS England requirements.

Other services

The Robert Darbishire Practice Ltd also runs The Whitswood Practice in Alexandra Park, New Bank Health Centre in Longsight and provides GP services for Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.


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