Stepping Stone Practice

Audley Health Centre, Longton Close, Blackburn BB1 1XA

Meet the Team

Doctors

DR MK Datta
MBBS, DGO (Cal), FRCOG (Lond)

DR S Datta
MBBS, DHO (Cal), FRCOG (Lond)

Dr H Singh
M.D MRCGP

Dr M MacKenzie
MBChB

Dr J Watson
MBChB, DRCOG, DffP

Nursing Team

Gwen Clarke, Practice Nurse

Christine Yates, Practice Nurse

Viviane Astbury, Practice Nurse

Nazia Khan, Healthcare Assistant

Practice Nurses have routine appointments with throughout the day for Clinics:

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • CHD
  • Women’s health

They administer childhood vaccinations as well as giving up-to-date travel health advice and immunisations.

Practice Team

Practice Manager

Rosemary Emmonds, MMI, Med, B.Ed (Hons), Cert Ed, PG Couns, MAMS, will be able to help you with administrative and non-medical aspects and to discuss any suggestions, comments or complaints.

Receptionists

We hope you find our receptionists friendly and efficient. They have the difficult job of keeping both doctors and patients happy. To enable them to direct you to the appropriate service you will be asked for a brief indication of your illness. All our staff members receive training and appreciate the need to fully protect your confidentiality.

Administrative staff

We have a team who assist us with our secretarial and administrative requirements such as Choose and Book referrals and read-coding.

Attached Staff

District Nurses

The district nursing team provides full community nursing services including care for the terminally ill at home. Contact number: 01254 663670.

Midwives

A Blackburn team of midwives will co-ordinate maternity care at the Birthing Centre 01254 733434 and running antenatal clinics and at the Sure Start Centre in Pringle Street on Friday mornings. Contact number: 01254 507750.

Health Visitors

Our attached health visitors work primarily with families and young children. Contact number: 01254 584344.

Practice Pharmacist

We have a local pharmacist (Haroon Patel) who assists our staff and patients. He helps update repeat medication and also reviews some patients on complex or multiple drugs. He has bookable clinics on Friday mornings.