Ashton Medical Centre
telephone: 01942 727325
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GP of Choice Scheme - Please be informed that this surgery is not participating in the GP of Choice Enhanced Service Scheme.
Out of Area Scheme - Please be informed that this surgery is not participating in the we are not participating in the Out of Area Enhanced Service Scheme.
GP Appointments are available every day, please contact reception for more details. Following our recent patient survey, we have adapted our appointment system to offer a range of appointments to suit all patients.
Our nurses are here to help you manage your health if you have any of the following conditions, our nurses want to see you every year to check that everything's going OK.
Going abroad? Give us a call and we will find out what vaccines you need and then book you to have them.
We are also a registered Yellow Fever Centre, licensed to administer yellow fever vaccinations to both registered and non-registered patients. There is a charge for this service.
You will receive an appointment for any childhood immunisations for a Tuesday morning between 9am and 12pm.
The Health Visitors can be contacted at Ashton Clinic on 01942 775300.
Post-Natal examinations and 7 week baby checks are done at the surgery on a Monday afternoon. Contact reception to arrange an appointment.
The Midwives are here every Thursday between 1.30pm and 3pm, if you have just find out you a pregnant it is important you book in with the Midwife as soon as possible so that can arrange for your 12 week scan and get you booked in at the hospital. To book an appointment, please contact reception.
The NHS Cervical Screening Programme invites all women between the ages of 25 and 64 for cervical screening either 3 yearly or 5 yearly depending on your age. When you receive a letter in the post, please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
For more details on Cervical Screening, follow this link, Cervical Screening.
Need an MOT or just fancy a chat about lifestyle advice? Contact reception and ask for an appointment with Lynn our Assistant Practitioner.
The practice also offers NHS Health checks for our patients aged 40-74 years. Please ring and book your appointment with Lynn our Assistant Practitioner.
We have a Health Trainer in practice who provides advice on diet, alcohol, exercise and smoking. Smoking cessation is also available with our Health Trainer or our Assistant Practitioner. Please contact surgery for appointment.
We offer minor surgery clinics each month or any surgical procedues, such as cryotherapy, removal of warts etc.
Our practice nurse holds a travel vaccination clinic for our patients. Please see this page for more information and to fill in the risk assessment form.
The practice will supply you with a blood form if you need a blood test, this will either be given to you at surgery or will be sent to you in the post as part of our Annual Review recall system.
Please check whether your form asks you to fast. If you are required to fast, please have only sips of water for 8 hours before the test. Please take any medication as normal.
You will need to contact the surgery between 7 to 10 days later to receive the results of your blood test and find out what you need to do next.
You can have your blood test done in surgery by making an appointment with the receptionist. Our phlebotomist comes into practice on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Located on Wigan Road, in Ashton-in-Makerfield.
The surgery is located on your right hand side just after Carnegie Drive.
The surgery is on your left just after the Arnold Clark garage.
Should you require advice or treatment outside of surgery opening hours, there are a number of options available:
During the hours the surgery is closed our calls will be diverted to NHS 111. Calls to NHS 111 are free from both mobile and landlines. If you have a life-threatening medical emergency during these times please dial 999
Offers healthcare advice and treatment without having to make an appointment, take time off or rearrange your day.
You can find it located in the last building to the left hand side of the main entrance at Leigh Infirmary.
It is open from 07.00am in the morning to 9.00pm at night, seven days a week.
Telephone number 01942 264002.
Leigh NHS Walk-in Centre,
Lancashire WN7 1HW
For bookable appointments on:
Saturday 10 am to 4pm
Sunday 10 am to 4pm
Monday to Friday 6.30 - 8.30pm
Please call 01942 482 848 to be seen at one of our Wigan partner hub sites
Phone number and details are here:
If you have received your invitation to have your next Cervical screening test and would like to have it done outside of practice hours, Wigan GP Alliance now offer cervical screening appointments at evenings and weekends.
To make an appointment please phone 01942 482 848
Please see this leaflet for more information
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for GPs working in Ashton Medical Centre in the last financial year was £45,762.90 before tax and NI. This calculation is for 2 full-time GPs and 4 locum GPs, who has worked in the practice for more than 6 months.
Our text-to-cancel services allows you to send a simple text message directly to your practice to cancel your appointment, allowing it to be given to another patient.
By letting us know if you no longer need an appointment, we can ensure we offer as many available appointments as possible.
Please note that text-to-cancel numbers are not answered and are used for text messaging only.
You can cancel by calling the surgery directly on 01942 727325
Ashton Medical Centre currently offers on-line access for patients to allow them access to book and cancel appoinements, ordering of repeat prescriptions. Additionally patients can now view their medical records online and export or print any summary information.
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So we can offer your appointment to another patient, please let us know if you're unable to make it.
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