More About the Practice

Practice Area

If you wish to register with the practice please click here to check if your address is in our catchment area.

Our Structure

Stepping Stone Practice is a GP Practice that is owned and run by GP Partners. It is not a limited Company. Our GP Partners are:

Dr Mridul Kumar Datta

Dr Harmeet Singh

Our registered office Address is:

T/A Stepping Stone Practice, Audley Health Centre, Longton Close, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 1XA

Our email address is:


Our Place in the wider NHS Integrated Care System

Stepping Stone Practice is a member of the NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria ICB

This organisation brings together health and social care organisations across Lancashire to work more closely together than ever before. Health and social care organisations in Lancashire have been working closely together for some time, to improve care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible. ICSs become legally constituted organisations, with effect from July 2022, incorporating the roles of Clinical Commissioning Groups and have legal duties of partnership and collaboration across NHS providers and some local authority services. The ambition is to provide the best care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible.

Primary Care Network

Stepping Stone Practice is also a member of the Blackburn with Darwen Local Primary Care Network . This Network is split into 4 localities: North, South, East and West.

Primary Care Networks are groups of GP Practices based around a GP registered list of approximately 30,000 – 50,000 patients.  By bringing practices together we can offer care on a scale which is small enough for patients to get the continuous and personalised care they value, but large enough to be resilient, through the sharing of workforce, administration, and other functions of general practice.

The benefits of these services working together are: 

  • Longer opening hours 
  • Sharing staff 
  • Better access to specialist health professionals 
  • Services closer to home 
  • Ability to share information and technology 

Our Primary Care Network is in the East Locality made up of 8 practices.  Each Primary Care Network must appoint a Clinical Director (CD) as its named, accountable leader, responsible for delivery. Our Clinical Director is Dr Adam Black.