If you need medical attention outside of normal surgery hours between 6:00 pm and 8:00 am on week days and any time during weekend, you can directly contact Go-To-Doc on 0161 336 5958.


Please bear in mind that this service is for those with an urgent need, who cannot wait until the next working day to be dealt with by the normal GP service.


Walk in Service


The patients may also attend the Ashton Primary Care Centre walk in service when our practice is closed.


You do not require an appointment at the walk in centre and you do not have to be registered with them to be seen.


The service is available from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm everyday.


They offer advice, assessment and treatment for minor ailments such as minor infections, skin complaints,  minor injuries and also emergency contraception.


The walk in centre is located on 193 Old Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne OL6 7SR and contacting them on 0161 342 7000.


Ashton Primary Care Centre Leaflet


These out of hours medical services are the first option instead of A&E and you will be able to receive the care with a considerable less wait time and in a more comfortable setting.


NHS Direct


You may wish to contact the telephone advice service NHS Direct on 111 - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You should call the NHS 111 service if you need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency.


You will be assessed, given advice and directed straightaway to the local service that can help you best. Calls to NHS 111 are free from landlines and mobile phones.


NHS 111 Leaflet


Accident and Emergency Department


Only in case of an accident or emergency, you may wish to attend the Tameside General Hospital Emergency Department


This is strictly for emergencies and accidents which require urgent treatment. 


In dire emergency dial 112 which is now used in all European Union countries to contact the emergency services.


Alternatively you can dial 999 for the same service.


All reports of contact with patients during out of hours service are faxed

to our surgery the next morning so that we can update our records.


Emergency and urgent care services


You may wish to click on useful links to access the page where you will find

links to useful websites for further advice on a number of medical problems.