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Boots hosts city centre GP practice

A new GP practice and walk-in centre is to be opened at Boots in Manchester city centre by GTD (Go To Doc) Primary Care.

It will be the first such Boots facility in the North West, will open seven days a week 8am to 8pm and is planning a registered list of 8,500 patients.

Says GTD chief executive David Beckett: "Not only will it increase patient choice, it will also provide an alternative source of a doctor for anyone passing through the city centre who can't reach their own GP."

The two-storey Cross Street practice, accessed from both store and street, will boost the number of GPs working in the city centre and allow more residents to register with a local surgery.

Says Laura Roberts, chief executive of NHS Manchester: "We need to make more GP appointments available in the city centre area and the new service will enable us to do this.

"The choice of location should make it easy for people to access, and we're pleased to be leading such an innovative partnership."

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