When we are closed
If you telephone the surgery when we are closed, you will hear a recorded message advising you of the number to ring should you need treatment or advice.
In the unlikely event that the surgery telephone is unavailable, the contact numbers are listed below:
Between 6:30pm and 8am ring NHS 111
Weekends and Public Holidays:
Ring NHS 111
NHS 111 is available 24/7 every day of the year.
When you ring 111, you will speak to an experienced triage nurse, who can offer advice about a wide range of ailments. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered.
Visit Ashton Primary Care Centre – Walk in service, 8am-8pm 7 days a week.
You can see experienced doctors and nurses, without an appointment, at the Primary Care Centre in Ashton. They will also be able to offer advice, assessment and treatment for minor ailments such as cuts, bruises, minor infections, strains and skin complaints as well as provide emergency contraception.
You do not have to be registered at any practice to be seen at the Primary Care Centre and the service is available from 8am -8pm 7days a week. When this service is not available Go to Doc provides out of hours services (see above).
Ashton walk-in centre is moving!
On 29 April 2019, a new walk-in centre for urgent care will be opening at Tameside Hospital (next to A&E).
This new urgent treatment centre has the benefit of being located alongside other hospital services, for example X-ray, everyday from 9am until 9pm.
If you need to attend this service please follow the signs to Walk-in Centre/Urgent Treatment Centre.
Up until 29 April 2019 the Walk-in Centre will still be accessible in the current location at Ashton Primary Care Centre.
Ashton GP Practice is not moving and will remain at Ashton Primary Care Centre.
Telephone 0161 342 7050
Visit NHS Choices website
Additional information on all of the services above can be found on the NHS Choices website.
The website also provides information on health conditions and their treatment and management.
FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES ONLY
Ring 999 or visit the Accident & Emergency department at Tameside General Hospital
The Accident & Emergency department at Tameside General Hospital should be used for medical emergencies ONLY.
Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
The Accident and Emergency Department should only be used by people with serious injuries or serious illness requiring immediate treatment, but we realise that people are not always sure where else to go.
By using the other services described above, next time you need treatment, you can avoid a lengthy wait at the hospital as well as helping us make sure A&E is there to look after those who need it the most.
Dukinfield Medical Practice can provide patients with appointments for urgent problems every week day.
REMEMBER : ONLY CALL 999 IN AN EMERGENCY