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.


Nurse Practitioners

Sister Pamela Astley

staff_pamRGN, DPSN, BSc (Hons), MSc. Sister Pamela Astley qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1991. She trained at South Manchester School of Nursing and once qualified she worked at Tameside General Hospital specialising in general surgical nursing. She joined Manor House Surgery in 2001 working as a Practice Nurse. In 2017 she completed an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice and is now qualified and working as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Her Main interests include, all aspects of women's health - Family Planning Services, Menopausal support and Chronic Disease Management.

Sister Lesley Richardson

staff_lesleyMSc, Dip HE, RGN, ENG. Sister Lesley Richardson qualified as an Enrolled Nurse in 1988 and a Registered General Nurse in 1991.  She trained and worked in the Royal Air Force from 1985 - 2004 posted to varying RAF stations at home and abroad when in 2004 she entered this Practice in Glossop. In 2018 she completed an MSc in Health and Social Care and is now qualified and working as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Her main interests include minor surgery, diabetes and chronic disease management.


Sister Karen Birkhead (f)

Sr Birkhead    RGN/DPSN

Sister Sophie Vernon (f)

Sr Vernon   RGN,  Dip HE (Nursing)

Sister Victoria Phillips (f)

Victoria  RGN, BSc (Hons)

Sister Samantha Sturgess (f)

Healthcare Assistants

Toni Cook, Linzy Hannigan, Lauren Horbatchewskyj, Anita Monks and Charlotte Tunney are our Health Care Assistants trained to perform blood tests and routine blood pressure recordings, weight management and smoking cessation advice. They are also able to carry out ECGs and flu vaccinations.


Kirsty Dauncey is our phlebotomist trained to perform blood tests.

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