Health Status Information
The practice records data such as height, weight, smoking status, alcohol consumption and ethnicity in order to maintain up to date and accurate medical
records for all its patients. If you are not a regular attender at the surgery you may be asked this information during your consultation with a clinician, even if it does not relate to the problem you originally came in for.

Appointment booking

You can now book your appointment online. For details of how to do this and how to register for this service, please click the link below

When we are closed

If you need medical help for a serious medical emergency please telephone 01457 860860 and follow instructions to contact our out of hours service, NHS 1-1-1.

Telephone 1-1-1

Ashton Primary Care Centre is open 8am - 8pm 7 days a week. No appointment needed, For advice and treatment of common illnesses and minor injuries. 0161 342 7050

Medical Students

Fifth year medical students, in their final year pre qualification, are working with us August to March each year. If you do not want a medical student to be present at your consultation, please let reception staff know.

Telephoning the surgery

Please listen to the information given and key in the appropriate numbers in order to be directed to the department or services that you would like.


Your NHS Number & Text Message Reminders

Your NHS Number

All patients are encouraged to know and use their NHS numbers. Your NHS number makes important contributions to clinical care because it is the only National Unique Patient Identifier, it supports patient identification practices and it helps create a complete record, including every episode of care across organisations.

Five important reasons for General Practices to use an NHS number:

  1. Accurately link the patient and their record.
  2. Transfer patient records electronically using GP2GP.
  3. Make referrals using Choose and Book.
  4. Send electronic prescription messages.
  5. Accurately identify all patients in all communications with secondary and community care.

Text Message Reminders

We are trialling a new system of sending text messages to patients' mobile phones to remind them of appointments or to ring the surgery to collect a message.

We need to have mobile phone numbers for as many patients as possible.

If you wish to register for this service please fill out and return the consent form :

Text Consent Form

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