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.


Consent for treatment


If you are attending the surgery for some tests, e.g. ultrasound, minor surgery, joint injection etc, then you will be asked to sign a consent form about these investigations and treatment.


This form names the investigation or treatment you are having and it records that you have had a discussion of your treatment with the practitioner.


You sign the form to acknowledge and consent that you have understood what the procedure is and what it is likely to involve.


Other Types of Consent



Medical reports :

If you put in a claim to an insurance company, they may ask you to sign a form to consent or agree that the company can have access to your medical records


Viewing your Medical Records online

When you ask for this facility you consent to the surgery releasing the records online to yourself. You also agree that you have read the information about using these records responsibly


Sharing your Medical Record with the CCG

General practice is inspected every year for both organisational and clinical aspects of the care it provides.

We ask new patients and patients with particular diseases to let the CCG have sight of their record to inspect that the practice is recording data correctly and treating their illnesses according to current standards


Contacting you by Text or Landline Message

The practice uses telephone and mobile messaging. New patients and patients with certain illnesses are asked to consent to this type of contact.

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