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A snapshot into... Salford

  • July 18, 2022

With its glittering architecture and waterfront cafés, Salford Quays is a modern hub for culture and leisure. The city's green spaces, which make up more than half of the area, include forests, moss lands, natural preserves, parklands, and charming towns. There are many different wildlife habitats spread across hundreds of acres of breath-taking parks.

Calling all sports enthusiasts, Salford have world famous football, rugby and cricket to choose from. The AJ Bell Stadium is home to top flight teams from rugby league, Salford Red Devils, and rugby union, Sale Sharks, with Manchester United Football Club and Lancashire Cricket Club both within kicking distance of the city.

Salford is a crucial component of the business and culture advancing England's north west because of its proximity to Manchester's metropolitan centre. Salford and Manchester are in a special position because of their relationship, which opens up a wide range of possibilities, including the possibility for business relocation and development, the establishment of Salford's waterways and watersides as important regional and national visitor attractions, and the transformation of the city into a desirable place to live within Greater Manchester.

The NHS and Salford

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust brings together staff and services from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT) and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (PAT). The NCA FT was formally established on 1 October 2021 and has been working together as a group since 2016.

Salford Care Organisation is responsible for a range of community and primary care services across the city and at Salford Royal Hospital. It also provides specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond. Salford Royal was the first hospital in the north of England to achieve the highest rating of outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. It’s now the major trauma centre for Greater Manchester and the hub site for high-risk emergency general surgery for Salford, Bolton and Wigan.

Facts about Salford

  • The city of Salford covers 37 square miles and the five districts of Salford, Eccles, Worsley, Irlam and Cadishead, and Swinton and Pendlebury. Some 220,000 people are proud to call Salford their home.
  • Salford, one of the first industrial cities in the world, is home to numerous historic accomplishments, including the first free public library ever built.
  • 60% of Salford is made up of green space.
  • There is 30 miles of rivers and canals in Salford

Cost of Living in Salford

Cost of Renting Accommodation per month in

One-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


One-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre



1ltr Petrol


One-Way Public Transport Ticket


Monthly Public Transport Ticket


1km Taxi Journey



Meal out in local pub


Meal out for two in a mid-range restaurant, 3 courses


Cinema tickets for one person


One-month gym membership


Tennis court rental for 1 hour on the weekend


Beer 0.5ltr bottle


Coke/Pepsi 0.33ltr bottle




Time It Takes to Travel by Train from Salford to Cities in the UK


Time it Takes to Travel


2 Hour 43 Minutes


3 Hours 39 Minutes


3 Hour 57 Minutes


11 Minutes


2 Hours 47 Minutes


2 Hours 4 Minutes


1 Hours 8 Minutes


3 Hours 20 Minutes

Education in Salford

Salford is well known as a channel for academic and business talent. Children get a great start at a wide range of schools, further education colleges and the award-winning University of Salford.

According to the government website, Salford has 100 primary schools and 39 Secondary schools. To find out more information about term dates, applications, standards, curriculum and general education, visit the

The University of Salford draws on its heritage of industrial links to offer real world learning and create highly-employable graduates. Alternatively just down the road you have the university of Manchester part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK.

Things to do in Salford:

City River Tour - City Centre Departure

A peaceful sightseeing option—a scenic river cruise on a dutch sightseeing vessel. It’s a great way to see multiple top landmarks without being stuck in the middle of crowds.


MediaCityUK Host cultural and sporting attractions, cinemas, world class events, shopping, an abundance of bars and restaurants and a diversity of people living and working here - atmosphere is certainly something that is never lacking. The main tenant here is the BBC, who have moved a lot of their operations from London to Salford Quays as part of a decentralisation scheme.

Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Architecturally, the Salford Museum & Art Gallery is an unusual fusion of Victorian and modern styles. Originally constructed in 1850, this stunning structure today houses the Local History Library, The Collections Gallery, The Victorian Gallery, temporary exhibition spaces, Museum shop, and Café.

AJ Bell Stadium

Home to Rugby Super League’s Salford Red Devils and Gallagher Premiership’s Sale Sharks, the 12,000-capacity stadium offers unrivalled event space.

Relocating to Salford

If you’re an international doctor looking to relocate to Salford, or another location in the UK, please email your CV to [email protected] and we can support you in securing an NHS post and on your journey to relocate to the UK.

Are you a member of our Facebook group? When you join IMG Advisor, you join a community of doctors all looking to relocate to the UK and join the NHS. We post a series of vlogs and blogs to the group every day. We will also be on hand to answer all of your relocation queries.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel! We have over 100 videos on everything you need to know about relocating to the UK and joining the NHS!

Listen to BDI Resourcing on the go to IMG Advisor the Podcast. You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Buzzsprout. We have a number of episodes with tips and advice on relocating to the UK and the routes you can take to achieve this.


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