01942 876339

Astley General Practice

391a Manchester Road, Astley, M29 7BY

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Astley General Practice, 391a Manchester Road, Astley

telephone: 01942 876339

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News from Astley General Practice

SSP Health donates £10,000 to local hospice

SSP Health win 3 of 6 categories at the Wigan GP Awards!

Dear Team SSP We are delighted to announc that SSP Health has been recognised as winners in 3 out of 6 categories at the Wigan…


Astley General Practice SILVER award by LGBT Foundation

Astley General Practice has been awarded a pride in practice SILVER award by the LGBT foundation for excellence in GP health care. Practice staff attended…


CQC Information

Services Available

  •  GP Appointments
  •  Nurse Appointments
  •  Well Person Checks
  •  Child Health Development Clinics
  •  Child Vaccinations
  •  Smoking Cessation Services
  •  Travel Vaccinations
  •  Find and Treat Monitoring
  •  Stroke and Blood Pressure Monitoring
  •  Diabetes Testing and Monitoring
  •  BMI Monitoring
  •  Cervical Screening
  •  Family Planning Advice
  •  Sexual Health Services
Enhanced Services For This Practice

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

All consultations are by appointment only. Please phone or call in.


Please let us know if you cannot keep an appointment.    

HCA & Nurse Appointments

Our practice nurse is available for booked appointments only on a Monday evening until 7.30pm.

She is available for appointments relating to:


  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • CHD
  • COPD
  • ECG
  • 24 Hour BP
  • Stroke
  • Cervical screening
  • Travel Vaccinations (please ring to find out which ones when making your appointment)
  • Childhood Immunisations (Thursday morning, 10:30-11:30)
  • Smoking cessation


Sr. Stephanie Ackerley is available for a wide range of clinics by appointment only.


The practice has bi-weekly antenatal clinics on Wednesday morning with the Community Midwife.

The practice has regulary 'Hearing Test Clinics' which are held on a two Thursday afternoon in the month, please ask reception for more details.

Blood Tests

Please contact reception for information.


The practice is located on the A572, just of the East Lancashire Road (A580) in Astley.

If you are travelling from the direction of Manchester, the practice is located on the left hand side, just after the entrance to St Stephen's School and before the mini roundabaout for Princes Road.


Our car park is at the rear of the building, entrance to the car park is at the side of the Pharmacy next door to the surgery.


Note: There are two Manchester Roads in close proximity in this area, if you are coming to the practice using a SATNAV system please ensure you have selected Manchester Road Astley and not Manchester Road Tyldesley. 

Out of Hours

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


Please do not attend the A&E Dept. for non emergency problems. Please use the local walk-in-centre


Leigh Walk-In Centre has facilities for Minor Injuries, Minor Illness, Sexual Health and Contraception Advice

About Practice

Other Practice 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 Astley General Practice in the last financial year was £34,348.16  before tax and NI. This calculation is for 1 full-time GPs and 2 locum GPs, who has worked in the practice for more than 6 months.


Macmillan Coffee Morning


The staff at Astley General Practice held a Macmillan coffee morning on Tuesday 25th September 2018 to raise money for Macmillan cancer support we raised £145.65 in total. Thank You to all the staff and patients for your cake donations and for members of our PPG who kindly helped out on the day it is very much appreciated.




Paediatric First Aid Course

On the 10th October 2018, Astley General Practice held a fully funded paediatric first aid course which was offered to all new parents under the SSP Childhood Initiative Scheme.


This was well attended and lots of positive feedback was received from the new mums!









































































Carers' Event

Astley General Practice held a carers event for all of our registered carers on Monday 13th August 2018 at St Stephens Church Hall Astley. We offered health mots, local community services were in attendance to answer any questions  and provide support. It was well attended and supported by our PPG.































On Saturday the 27th October 2018 as part of a CCG incentive, we held a walk in fluathon at the practice to encourage all our 2-3 year old children to be vaccinated against the flu. During the 2 hour clinic we managed to vaccinate 19 children!




Employee of the Month

Cancelling Your Appointments

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.

To cancel by phone

You can cancel by calling the surgery directly on 01942 876339

To cancel by text message

Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07804524437.

Online Services for Astley General Practice

Patient Online Services
Service What we offer patients now What we plan to offer patients To be available by
Online Appointment Booking Yes – posters at reception N/A Available now
Online Repeat Prescriptions Yes – posters at reception N/A Available now
Patient Access to GP Summary Record No Currently being configured as part of the go live process. March 15
Medical Records
Service What we do now What we plan to do To be available by
Summary Care Record (SCR) Yes – posters at reception N/A Available now
Electronic Transfer of Patient Records Yes N/A Available now


Patient Participation Groups

The practice has a well established partient participation group who meet regular, we encourage and welcome all patients to join whether this is part of our 'face to face' group or part of the 'virual' group. This gives you the opportunity to share ideas and support the practice.


Patient Participation Group

2014 / 2015 Report


Patient Survey

August 2018

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