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

Children's Initiative - more confident parents!

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SSP Health donates £10,000 to local hospice

Information for parents on going back to school

Our parents who have children in Wigan and Leigh schools may want this information about the phased return to face-to-face classes. The Government has announced…


Patient Groups - Our Sincere Thanks

We are immensely grateful to our PPGs for taking time out of their busy lives to provide valuable insight and suggestions for our practices. As…


New online access to our practice

You can now use our online consultation service at this practice to give you faster and even better care. We know that you don’t just…


Group Consultations

SSP Wigan Practices introduce a new and more convenient way for Asthmatic and Diabetic patients to have their regular checks. Our expert nursing team lead…


Our practice scores 100% for healthcare

We are proud to say that our GP surgery has achieved a 100% rating in healthcare good practice, despite having to make huge changes in…


Coronavirus information

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION If you think you have Coronavirus and have symptoms, which can include fever, DO NOT come into your GP practice or visit any…


Heart and stroke research

Some patients at our practice are taking part in a research study to assess a new treatment for heart attacks and strokes. ORION-4 is a…


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

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

If you get regular prescriptions the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) may be able to save you time by saving you unnecessary trips to your GP. The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows your GP to send your prescription directly to your chosen pharmacy without a paper prescription.

Find out more about the Electronic Prescription Service visit or speak to your practice or pharmacist.

How using EPS could benefit you

If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP, you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive

Please speak to your nominated pharmacist to activate your EPS.

Is this service right for you?

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:

  • Don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.
  • Collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now.

This service is not suitable for all patients. It may not be suitable if you:

  • Don’t get prescriptions very often.
  • Pick up your medicines from different places.

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. This could be a pharmacy local to your home or work address. 

Ask any pharmacy or a member of the reception team to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can.

If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically, tell your GP.

If you want to change or cancel your nomination, speak to your nominated pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor. 

It is important to tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.

Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

Benefits of EPS

  • More efficient and convenient for patients and staff.
  • Reduces paper.
  • Safer, faster and more efficient.
  • Patients don't have to visit their GP for a prescription.
  • Patients won't have a paper prescription to lose.

For more information visit or your pharmacy.


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.


Travel Risk Assessment

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.


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

GP Alliance

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:

Wigan Out of Hours

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

About Practice

Astley General operates an PMS contract (Provider of Medical Services)


Note to patients: Dr Izotova is the Lead GP and Safeguarding Lead at Astley General Practice.

Please see below our opening times for the Practice, this enables the surgery to offer patients a wide range of appointment times to meet their circumstances.


We offer extra services and community services at Astley General Practice such as phlebotomy clinics, childhood immunisation clinics, flu vaccination clinics along with chronic disease management. If you have any queries our friendly reception team are here to help.

If you would like to discuss your query in more depth, our Practice Manager is always available.


GP Appointments are available every day, please contact reception for more details. We have 1 Female and 1 male GP.

The practice has a variety of appointments to offer daily, both pre-bookable and also book on the day appointments.


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.

Useful Leaflets


Information on the Baby Blues


Early Years Factsheet


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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About SSP Health

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