North West CATS
North West CATS

Welcome to North West Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (formelly GMCATS)

As of 1st February 2016 we are now known as NWCATS (North West Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service), this is because we are also working across the North West with other CCGs and provide services in East and West Lancashire. In the last seven year GMCATS has provided: 

  • 951,000 different appointments. 
  • 42,000 procedures and dealt with 115,000 different diagnostics tests.

 We have seen over 400,000 patients and been operational for over 30,000 hours. 

The majority of our patients are seen within 2 weeks and 98% of patients are discharged within 56 days. Our units are open seven days a week 8am – 8pm.  

Consistently 99% of our patients’ rate our services as ‘Good,’ Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’ and would recommend us to family & friends. For more information and to keep up to date with our services you can follow us on Twitter @NHS_NWCATS.
 

Service Overview

North West Clinical Assessment & Treatment Service (NWCATS) provides community based services across the North West from both our innovative mobile clinical units and fixed sites.


The range of services and specialities includes:

  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Gastroenterology / Endoscopy Orthopaedics (MSK) –Lower Limb, Spinal, Upper Limb and Foot & Ankle
  • Physiotherapy / Podiatry Urology Gynaecology

Supported by a full range of diagnostics & procedures, including:

  • CT
  • Audiograms
  • MRI
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Gastroscopy
  • X-ray
  • Colonoscopy
  • Nerve Conduction Study
     

Patients referred to NWCATS benefit from:

  • Referral Pathway Management appointments – scheduling the first appointment in the most appropriate clinic with all tests and investigations completed prior to the face to face consultation, reducing unnecessary follow-up appointments
  • Shorter wait times for face to face consultations
  • Excellent patient satisfaction scores
  • Simple, local & convenient services for patients in the community
  • Integrated working with other healthcare providers & hospitals
  • Extended opening times, including appointments in the evening and weekend
  • Dedicated booking and administration team open 8am to 8pm
  • Free parking

Latest tweets from North West CATS

Our news

Care UK proud to be selected as part of a new NHS Service

Care UK proud to be selected as part of a new NHS Service

February 26 2016

North West Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (NW CATS) is one of four organisations selected by NHS commissioners to deliver ear nose and throat, gynaecology, orthopaedics, urology, gastro-intestinal and endoscopy services.

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Partnership with colleges benefits students and the community

Partnership with colleges benefits students and the community

September 15 2015

Students from universities and colleges around Greater Manchester will be benefiting from work placements with Care UK’s Greater Manchester Clinical and Assessment Treatment Services (GMCATS), thanks to a partnership between the service and educational institutions.

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Care, courtesy and lots of smiles

Care, courtesy and lots of smiles

April 2 2015

Mrs Pauline Marsh is no stranger to pain – for 10 years the severe osteoarthritis in her knees, ongoing respiratory infections and bursitis in her shoulder had plagued her and limited her mobility to such an extent that she had been given a blue badge. But, on New Year’s Eve, Mrs Marsh found herself in so much pain that she could not stop crying.

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Small changes make a world of difference in Rochdale

Small changes make a world of difference in Rochdale

March 5 2015

The smallest of changes can make the greatest impact and the team at Care UK’s Greater Manchester NHS Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (GMCATS) will be taking those all-important first steps in Rochdale on NHS Change Day on Wednesday March 11.

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