Infant male circumcision in Greater Manchester

Information for families and providers about non-medical circumcision.



Information for parents

Infant male circumcision for religious or cultural reasons, rather than for health reasons, is not generally provided by the NHS.

Most of these procedures are undertaken by private providers in community settings. Because circumcision is an operation, it is important that you ensure the following if you are seeking a circumcision for your infant son:

  • the operation is performed in clean and sterile conditions;
  • there is adequate pain relief for your son;
  • the operation is performed by a trained professional who can treat any complications;
  • appropriate aftercare is provided by the professional.

More information can be found in our patient leaflet.

Female genital cutting has no medical benefits and is illegal under the Female Genital Mutilation Act (2003).



Quality-assured providers in Greater Manchester

The following providers have been voluntarily assessed against a set of quality standards. Those who meet all of these standards are listed on this website. This list is updated every year.

Dr Afzal Hussain

Walmersley Road Medical Practice [view map]
110 Walmersley Road
Bury, Lancashire

Tel: 0161 7646100 / 07811 125404

Dr Shahid Munshi, Dr Athar Marghoob, Dr Mohamed Qamruddin

Orient House Medical Centre [view map]
216 Wigan Road

Tel: 01204 363680 

Dr Aamer Khan

AMS Clinic [view map]
244 Cheetham Hill Road
Cheetham Hill, Manchester
M8 8UP

Tel: 0161 464 4562 

Dr Nadeem Ahmed

Manchester Circumcision Clinic [view map]
Thornley Medical Centre
Thornley Street
Hyde, Cheshire
SK14 1JY

Tel: 07737742913 / 07785251919



For providers

The providers on the list above have undertaken the Greater Manchester Infant Male Circumcision Quality Assurance Process.

This is a voluntary review for professionals who perform circumcisions on boys under 1 year old in community settings.

If you wish to be listed on this website as a quality-assured provider of non-therapeutic circumcision, you should read our standards to ensure you are compliant, and complete and submit the application form.



Contact us

Shaenaaz Ramjean
Public Health Support Officer
Public Health, First Floor Extension
Trafford Council, Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
Stretford, Manchester
M32 0TH