We've 500+ Colleagues providing cover 24/7 365 days a Year
We're A Community Benefit (Not-for-Profit) Organisation
Providing vital Urgent Care Services across Greater Manchester
Swabbing Service
HOW WE SERVE YOU
Swabbing Service
Keeping our community safe by providing additional services where needed.
I am 100% sure that the collaboration with Nextend was the best choice we could have made. Nextend turned a highly complex product into a simple but premium user experience.
Trienke van Aartsen
Amper AI
BARDOC Town Centre Testing Area

About the Swabbing Service

BARDOC provided community swabbing and testing services during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a large scale town centre testing centre. 

Whilst community testing has ended for COVID-19, BARDOC has the capacity to create testing centres if necessary. Working with our NHS partners and local government in Greater Manchester, we will ensure that we can keep our community safe.

Frequently Asked Question

We understand it can often be a stressful time when yourself or someone you care for is unwell. Below are a few commonly asked questions.

Urgent treatment centres are usually overseen by doctors (sometimes GPs) working with nurses.

If you need one, you can often get tests like an ECG (electrocardiogram), blood tests or an x-ray.

They can diagnose and deal with many of the most common problems people go to A&E for.

These are things like: 

  • broken bones and sprains
  • injuries, cuts and bruises
  • wound dressing
  • stomach pain 
  • coughs, colds and breathing problems
  • vomiting and diarrhoea 
  • skin infections and rashes
  • high temperature (fever) in children and adults
  • mental health problems

If a doctor decides you need a prescription, they can organise one for you. Emergency contraception is also available.

Use NHS 111 online (111.nhs.uk) or call 111 if you think you need medical help right now.

We can direct you to the best place to get help if you cannot contact your GP during the day, or when your GP is closed (out-of-hours). 

Depending on what you need, you might be advised to:

  • call 999 or go to A&E in an emergency
  • go to an urgent treatment centre
  • see an evening and weekend GP (out-of-hours GP)
  • get a callback from a nurse
  • contact an emergency dentist or find a dentist
  • contact your own GP surgery
  • see a pharmacist for a minor illness or to get medicine
  • look after yourself safely at home

Community Insight

We are continually seeking to understand the needs and opinions of the communities we serve.

A quick answer to this question will be used to build an honest and necessary understanding as to how we can better provide our services to you. 

Thank you.

38

What's your biggest struggle with mental health?

Min votes count should be 1

For more information about this service and how we provide it, please contact BARDOC.HQ@nhs.net