Ashton-Under-Lyne

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Measles: If you think you or your child has measles and are not in an urgent, life-threatening condition, please call NHS 111 or your GP for advice. Please refrain from visiting a healthcare setting unless it is necessary or advised, as measles is a highly contagious infection that can cause serious health problems for some people. A patient information leaflet is available here. Further information and guidance is available here.

Treatment centre address

Ashton Primary Care Centre, Old Street, St. Petersfield, Ashton Under Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 7SR

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 18:00 - 23:00 Saturday, 08:00 - 24:00 Sunday and bank holidays, 09:00 - 24:00

Telephone

Please call NHS 111

Important patient notice:

  • Measles is an infection that spreads very easily and can cause serious problems in some people. This disease not only affects children, but it can also make adults seriously unwell.
  • The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the best way to prevent it. Please make sure you and your child have received both doses of the MMR vaccinations. If you have any missed doses, please call the practice.
  • If you think you or your child has measles and are not in an urgent, life-threatening condition, please call NHS 111 or your GP for advice.
  • It is important to let your GP practice know before attending or as soon as you arrive at the door of the emergency department, that you or your child may have measles. This is so that you can wait away from other patients to prevent any further spread.
  • If you have measles, do not go to school, nursery or work for the four days after the rash first appears. Avoid close contact with babies, pregnant women, and anyone with weakened immune systems to prevent measles from spreading.

Further information and guidance is available here.

If you require urgent but not life-threatening medical assistance that cannot wait until your GP practice re-opens, please call NHS111. Following a telephone assessment by NHS111 you will be provided with information about the appropriate service for your health problem.

Your call may be transferred to a gtd healthcare care co-ordinator or clinician, who may book an appointment for you at our treatment centre, which is based at Ashton Primary Care Centre. You may be offered an appointment between 6.30pm and 8am, seven days a week. Furthermore, our team may signpost you to the most appropriate care for your condition, including visiting your local pharmacy, walk-in centre, home visit, emergency department or an ambulance response.

If you have a life-threatening medical emergency, please dial 999.

Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles (pay as you go phones need to have at least 1p of credit, although no charge is made).

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