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The Robert Darbishire Practice

Employer Information


Rusholme Health Centre
Walmer Street
M14 5NP


0161 225 6699


0161 248 4580


The Robert Darbishire Practice was established in 1954 as part of Manchester University. In 2011 we became an independent social enterprise with the goal of improving the lives of our patients and ensuring a good working environment for our staff. We are now a group of three practices in central Manchester, working together in one organisation. We are well-organised and forward-thinking, with a friendly and supportive team.

Our three sites are:

  • The Robert Darbishire Practice, in Rusholme Health Centre.
  • The Whitswood Practice, in Alexandra Park Health Centre. The Whitswood Practice was formed in 2013 following the merger of two single-handed practices.
  • New Bank Health Centre in Longsight. This was a new practice in 2010 and became part of our group in 2017.

All three practices are in inner city areas with a diverse, multicultural population, including many students. There are approximately 24,000 patients at the Rusholme site, about 4,000 at The Whitswood Practice and about 6,000 at New Bank Health Centre.

There are about ninety staff (across all sites), including a wide range of different types of clinical staff. The practice has a Board of Directors made up of the senior clinical and non-clinical staff and includes a Non-Executive Director. All of our staff (including the GPs and directors) are employed by the company and there are no profit-sharing partners.


Main Contact

Kath Johnson

General Enquiries Email Address

Address for postal application

The Robert Darbishire Practice
Rusholme Health Centre
Walmer Street
M14 5NP

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