Practice Information

About Stock Hill Medical Centre

The practice was established in Biggin Hill in 1955 and moved to the present purpose built surgery on Stock Hill in 1985. Since then we have steadily grown, like the community we serve, into the five partner surgery we are today. We are continually developing services, with a wish to meet the new challenges of the NHS and the needs and demands of our patients.

The surgery has wheelchair access, disabled toilet and ample council administered car parking next to the building.

Stock Hill Medical Centre is now part of Five Elms Primary Care Network

Over 99% of GP practices have signed up to the Network Contract DES which was designed to bring primary care and community care together into “Primary Care Networks” (PCN’s) to meet the needs of local populations. In Bromley 8 PCNs created, including our own.

Five Elms PCN is devised of Noreheads Lane Surgery, Southborough Lane Surgery, Stockhill Medical Centre, Summercroft Surgery, and The Bromley Common Practice. It covers a population of just over 50,000 patients.

PCNs are much more than clusters of general practices. Instead we are working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in our local area.

PCNs build on existing primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care for people close to home. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively caring for the people and communities they serve.

Our five practices work together to offer certain services, such as our extended hours appointments and a hub for digital consultations. We are also tasked with meeting certain targets as a group rather than individually.

Five Elms PCN also employs some multi-disciplinary staff which all five practices share, such as our clinical pharmacists, paramedic and physician associate, as well as our Social Care Prescribers and Care Coordinators. These staff strengthen our own teams and free up our GPs to focus on the patients who need them most.

Due to the coming together of our practices you may be looked after by a team member from another practice or someone employed by Five Elms PCN, instead of Stock Hill Medical Centre. These staff will have access to your full medical record in order to consult with you effectively. Rest assured that all staff are bound by the same NHS rules of confidentiality. If you have any concerns please get in touch.

Five Elms PCN website: www.fiveelmspcn.com

Further information about PCNs can be found here:

NHS England » Primary care networks