Astley General Practice
telephone: 01942 876339
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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.
All consultations are by appointment only. Please phone or call in.
Please let us know if you cannot keep an appointment.
Our practice nurse is available for booked appointments only on a Monday evening until 7.30pm.
She is available for appointments relating to:
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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 876339
Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07804524437.
|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|
|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|
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
SSP Health manages 37 GP practices across the North West and our practices have recorded some of the highest patient satisfaction levels. All SSP practices inspected by CQC are rated as Good or Outstanding. We have locations in Salford, Bolton, Sefton, Cheshire, Cumbria, Tameside, Burnley, Wigan, St. Helens and Widnes.
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So we can offer your appointment to another patient, please let us know if you're unable to make it.
You can use our 'text-to-cancel' service,
find your text to cancel number.