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Welcome to Urban Village Medical Practice
Ancoats Primary Care Centre, Old Mill Street,
Manchester , M4 6EE

Tel: 0161 272 5656 Fax: 0161 272 5659

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 We are a progressive and caring GP Practice providing a high quality range of primary care services for a diverse population, with a focus on inclusion and equality.


We were inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)  in June 2015 and we are pleased to announce we were rated Oustanding in each area. The full details can be seen below:

 To read the CQC Press Release, Click Here

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Our Healthier Manchester

In the two years since the Manchester Locality Plan started and listening to patient and public feedback, we’ve been changing things to help it work:


  •     We’ve changed how we plan, prioritise and buy health services.

  •     Our hospitals have merged into one new organisation that’s improving services.

  •     There’s now more care closer to people’s homes.

  •     Our mental health services have gained strength by joining together into a single organisation.


The changes to our structures are only part of what’s needed; the key to a healthier Manchester and to reducing health inequalities is people – like you. We must all change the way we think and act about our own health, the health of those we love and care for, the health of our wider neighbourhood, and of the communities that make up our city.
Please take the time to give us your feedback. This will help us better understand how much you know about health and care services in Manchester and what actions we need to take in partnership with you, communities, neighbourhoods and the health and care system. You can read the full update on the Our Healthier Manchester website. 

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MJog Messenger is a free app for patients allowing quick and easy two-way communications with their Practice. The familiar user interface means patients will be able to use the app straight out of the box, providing patients with a convenient way to manage appointments, be alerted about services and receive reminders from their surgery. PIN authentication can be enabled to grant peace of mind.


Click on the following link to access the Mjog messenger website for more details:

Our Homeless Service is changing!

From the 29th January we will be operating drop in appointments for registered homeless patients from 2:30-4:30 pm Monday-Thursday. While we will still be operating drop in sessions on a Wednesday it will be a slimmed down service from what we currently offer. This is in response to feedback from homeless patients who have requested more equitable access to appointments throughout the week and also changes to GP opening hour requirements. Please see the timetable below for a full list of which services will be available on each day.








1x GP

1x Nurse

1x Drug worker

1x Wound care nurse


1 x GP

1x Nurse

1x Drug worker

2x GP

1x Nurse

1x Drug worker

1x Drug assessment worker

1x Wound care nurse

1x Podiatry

1x Mental Health worker from Manchester Engagement Team

1 x GP

1x Nurse

1x Drug worker

1 x Wound care nurse

Registrations: Registrations will take place on a Monday and Friday morning 10am - 12pm at Urban Village, alternatively please contact one of the homeless team to arrange an assessment for registration on 0161 2725652.

Referrals should be either:

• Rough sleeping in the city centre/practice area
• Sofa surfing in the city centre/practice area
• Staying in a Manchester night shelter
• Living in Woodward Court, Women’s DA, Brydon Court, Newbury House or the Salvation Army hostels in the practice area

For any queries please contact Rachel Brennan on 0161 2725652 or

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There is still time to have your Flu Vaccination, please contact Reception on 0161 272 5656 for more information.

Please note: We can only vaccinate patients who fall within the NHS 'at risk groups' with the FREE Flu Vaccination. To see if you are eligible please ask at Reception or go to the NHS Choices website.


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What is Patient Access?

With Patient Access, you can now access your local GP services at home, work or on the move - Wherever you can connect to the internet. Whats more, because Patient Access is a 24 hour online service you can do this in your own time, day or night.

  • Book an appointment
  • Order repeat prescriptions
  • Change your address details
  • View your medical record 

On 30th May 18 Patient Access was updated. With the new update a patient can:

  • Sign in using their email address (or user ID)
  • Quickly recover and reset forgotten sign in details
  • Allow a proxy user (parents, carers and other users) to access all or part of their account and act on their behalf (not yet enabled)
  • Filter sections of their medical record by date
  • Add or change their nominated pharmacy
  • View past appointments, as well as upcoming appointments
  • Manage their profile (contact and address details, password, available services) using the new view profile section 

Cancer Champions

'Greater Manchester Cancer Champions share messages that help people to quit smoking, encourage friends, neighbours and colleagues to take up cancer screening invitations or go to their GP if they have symptoms they are worried about. They also receive feedback from people to help improve patients’ experience of their treatment.

More than 2,000 individuals have signed up to become Cancer Champions since the project was launched 12 months ago, while around 50 organisations have also given their backing'. (taken from Christies Press release Feb 2018)

Meet Debra Wardle, she is the UVMP Cancer champion..!


Did you know that Urban Village Medical Practice is a Dementia friendly GP Surgery?

See below for more details...

Become a dementia friend!

We are helping to work towards a Dementia Friendly Community and help improve the experience of patients and their carers.

There are over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this figure is set to rise. 225,000 people develop dementia every year, roughly one person every three minutes. 

We have provided some links below for anyone looking for more information or interested in becoming a dementia friend.


·      Carers Wakefield

·      Age UK  Wakefield

·      Dementia UK -;

·      Dementia Friends -;

·      DEEP (Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project) - ;

·      Alzheimer’s Society “The dementia guide” (FREE comprehensive guide);

(Site updated 11/12/2018)
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