Freedom of Information

Your rights to information

The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to ask for information held by public authorities, such as the NHS, and including GP practices. The Act allows members of the public to see information about how public services are developed and delivered. We operate a publication scheme giving useful information about the practice.

In addition to accessing the information identified in the Publication Scheme, you are entitled to request information about the practice under the NHS Openness Code 1995.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 recognises that members of the public have the right to know how public services are organised and run, how much they cost and how decisions are made.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are also entitled to access your clinical records or any other personal information about you. This can be done by contacting the practice manager in writing.

There may be circumstances where material cannot be released because it is confidential or commercial information, or the appropriate officer designated for these purposes under the Act has taken the view that it may be prejudicial to the conduct of the practice’s affairs.


If you have any comments about the operation of the Publication Scheme, or how we have dealt with your request for information from the Scheme, please provide us your feedback.

Classes of Information

All information at the practice is held, retained and destroyed in accordance with NHS guidelines.

Our commitment to publish information excludes any information which can be legitimately withheld under the exemptions set out in the NHS Openness Code or Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Where individual Classes are subject to exemptions, the main reasons are e.g. the protection of commercial interests and personal information under the Data Protection Act 1998. This applies to all Classes within the Publication Scheme. The information on this Scheme is grouped into 7 broad classes

Class 1. Who we are and what we do

Ashton Medical Group at Glebe Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, OL6 6HD and Chapel Street Building, Chapel Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, OL6 6EW

Telephone: 0161 330 7747

Opening Hours


  • Dr S Murray
  • Dr R Mustafa
  • Dr O Razzaq
  • Mr J Rowlands
  • Dr N Riyaz

The practice has a NHS General Medical Services contract and is contracted to provide medical services to registered patients, within Ashton-under-Lyne and the surrounding area. A list of the services is detailed below under Class 7.

The practice aims to follow National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), and National Services Framework (NSF) guidelines and any other local guidance

The practice employs the following groups of staff:

  • Salaried and Locum GP’s
  • Practice Management
  • Practice Nurses
  • Administrative and Reception Staff, maintenance workers
  • The practice provides accommodation to staff who provide health services to our patients for other NHS organisations such as Tameside Hospital, Tameside Community services, such as midwives and counsellors

Class 2. What we spend and how we spend it

The practice receives funding from NHSE NW, under a nGMS Contract the income we receive from the NHS is divided into the following broad categories:

  • Global Sum
  • Minimum Income Guarantee
  • Aspiration Payment
  • Enhanced Services
  • Quality & Outcomes Framework

All NHS income is subject to audits and payment verification by our commissioners. Our practice accounts are audited annually by the practice accountants.

We incur expenditure on staffing, premises, consumables etc.

Class 3. What our priorities are and how we are doing

Our strategy is to deliver our contractual requirements to our patients whilst continually looking for improvement in terms of quality and productivity. Our performance against targets is monitored by NHS England, NHS Tameside and Glossop, CQC and other organisations as appropriate.

Class 4. How we make decisions

The practice partners have ultimate responsibility for the decisions of the practice. Consideration is taken from stakeholders such as other doctors, nurses, managers and staff of the practice.

The practice has an active patient reference group who are consulted on a wide range of issues affecting the practice

Class 5. Our policies and procedures

The practice publishes the following material:

  • Practice Leaflet
  • Fees for non NHS work
  • Details regarding surgery times

The practice has the following published policies, available via our website:

  • Confidentiality
  • Data Protection
  • Complaints Policy
  • Zero Tolerance
  • Chaperone

Class 6. Lists and Registers

The practice maintains lists and register of patients to assist with the delivery of health to specific groups of patients such as those with long term conditions or chronic diseases. Such registers include patient identifiable data and cannot be made available for inspection.

The practice can make the number of patients available on the register

Class 7. The services we offer

Please refer to our practice Leaflet or this website for full details about the practice. The range of services includes:

  • General Medical Services
  • Contraceptive services
  • Antenatal and postnatal services
  • Child Health Surveillance
  • Well person checks
  • Immunisation Services
  • Chronic Disease management Services
  • Cervical Cytology Screening
  • Minor Surgery
  • Smoking Cessation Services

Useful Resources

NHS Openness Code:
FOI Act 2000:
Code of practice under Section 45 FOI Act 2000: