Please be aware, from 1 September, 2021, patient data will be extracted from GP records to support health and care planning and research in England; this national initiative is known as General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR). The aim of this is to help find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone. However, we recognise that you may wish to opt-out of having your information shared and additional information on how to do so is available here.
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If you have concerns that you may have been exposed to or become infected with COVID-19, please access NHS 111 online for guidance. DO NOT attend your GP practice or hospital emergency department. Further information is also available here. gtd healthcare's COVID-19 privacy notice for patients is available here. COVID-19 information is also available in British Sign Language. Information regarding the AstraZeneca vaccination is available here.
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Please be assured, Ashton GP Service is open and appointments are available to all patients. Due to COVID-19, how you access the practice will be different at the moment, this is to prevent the spread of the virus. To ensure staff and patient safety, we are continuing to control numbers within the practice by using an intercom system. Please ring the intercom button once, we know you are waiting and we are working as fast as we can to ensure that you can speak to a member of the team in a timely manner. Please remember to wear a face covering, unless exempt, and socially distance at two metres, where possible. Further information on accessing the practice can be found here.
Our aim is to provide our patients with the best possible healthcare services that are of the highest standard. As a patient, you will receive care that is responsive to your needs, and we will work with supporting organisations, where necessary, to achieve this. We pride ourselves on putting our patients first and in doing so, we will always take the time to listen and respond openly and honestly every time.
Please note, a telephone line is available at the practice, which gives patients direct access to Citizens Advice. The free service enables patients to discuss any concerns or issues while visiting the centre. Further information is available here. Citizens Advice can help you with a number of different issues, including completing forms, challenging decisions, managing emergencies such as bailiff actions, prioritising payments and dealing with fuel arrears.
Please be aware, patients can now order prescriptions:
Ensuring our patients can access Ashton GP Service via telephone in a timely manner is a key priority. Therefore, please note, the practice is now unable to accept prescription requests over the telephone; this is to free-up the telephone lines for other patient queries. Thank you for your understanding.
Please be assured, you will be contacted when it's your turn to be vaccinated.
Patients are encouraged to make sure the practice holds the correct contact details, including telephone number and email address, as there may be circumstances whereby there is a short turn-around time to invite patients for a vaccine. To update your contact details please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information regarding the vaccination programme, please visit the COVID-19 key information page.
The NHS is currently under increased pressure due to the continued impact of COVID-19. This means that you may experience delays in the services provided at your GP practice. Please accept our sincere apologies and continue to check our website or follow us on Twitter for further updates.
If you have any COVID-19 queries please email email@example.com.
Thank you for your co-operation and patience.
Registered patients across Tameside and Glossop can pre-book routine evening and weekend appointments with a variety of clinicians by speaking to a receptionist at the practice.
Also, when GP practices are closed, patients who have had a clinical assessment via NHS111 and/or gtd healthcare and require urgent but non-life-threatening assistance may be offered an appointment at any one of the five neighbourhood hubs.
This centre is one of the five neighbourhood hubs in Tameside and Glossop, which hosts the Primary Care Access Service. Appointments are available at a variety of hubs, seven-days-a-week.
Further information on the Primary Care Access Service is available here.