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In Greater Manchester, circumcision for baby boys is not provided by the NHS unless there is a medical reason. However, many families want to have their baby boys circumcised for religious or cultural reasons. Until now parents haven’t had any formal support across Greater Manchester in finding and choosing private services to perform the circumcision.
The Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership has produced a leaflet to help parents choose a circumcision service they feel confident in. You can download the English version by the link on the right of this page or above. Spoken and written versions in other languages are available through the links above and at the bottom of the page. The leaflet will be given out by GPs, midwives, health visitors, faith and community groups.
Public Health Manchester has led a voluntary quality assurance process to develop minimum standards for male infant circumcision services. Local services that provide circumcision for baby boys have been invited to have the quality of their care assessed. This involves services telling us about the care they provide and a professional panel reviewing their evidence. A list of services that provide good practice is available below, and will be updated every year.
The Quality Assurance Panel will meet again in early 2013 and the list of providers included here will be updated accordingly. If you provide male infant circumcision in Greater Manchester and would like to apply for quality assurance of your service, self-assessment forms will be available on the website from October 2012. The current Quality Assurance Minimum Standards are available here and in related items on the right.
If you have any further questions about the process please contact one of the Public Health Leads via firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Public Health Manchester, 3rd Floor Manchester City Council, P.O. Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA and we will keep you up-to-date with the application process for 2012/13.
Details of Quality Assured Circumcision Providers in Greater Manchester
Bolton Religious Circumcision Service
Pikes Lane Centre
Tel: 01204 463700
Manchester Private Medical Clinic
223 Wilmslow Road
Tel: 0161 980 3575
The Circumcision Clinic
110 Walmersley Road
Dr Nadeem Ahmed
Manchester Circumcision Clinic
Thornley House Medical Centre
Tel: 07737 742913 / 07785251919
Notes on circumcisions:
Male infant circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin of the penis.
Circumcision of infant males is common practice in many religious and cultural groups, including Judaism and Islam. Due to Greater Manchester’s diverse and growing population, growing numbers of baby boys require circumcision each year.
In order to safeguard boys from the potential harm associated with poorly conducted male infant circumcision, parents need to be able to access a safe, quality assured service. The list of services that meet the minimum quality standards will be available for parents from April 2012, and will be reviewed annually.
Female Genital Cutting is not associated and is illegal under the Female Genital Mutilation Act (2003). For more information see www.fco.gov.uk/fgm