North West CATS
North West CATS

Getting started

To be able to receive treatment here at North West Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service, you’ll first need to be referred by your GP or consultant. We may be one of a number of options he or she gives you, but the choice is yours. Once you tell your GP that you’d like to be treated by us, and he or she has referred you to us, we will contact you to make your first appointment.

What to expect next

We will send you an appointment letter with the day, time and venue of your consultation, and how long your appointment is likely to last, plus any other details about what we may need you to do before your appointment.

Some frequently asked questions:

  • What happens if I can’t keep my appointment?
    Please call the service as soon as possible so that we can arrange a new appointment and allow someone else to take your original appointment.
     
  • I have a visual, hearing or mobility problem, what do I do?
    I need an interpreter or signer, what do I do?
    In either of these cases, please call us and we will do our best to ensure that someone can help you.

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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