Online bookings

Merewether Ridge Street Surgery is now offering the ability to book appointments online.
Several appointments each day will be made available to be booked online. However we will always endeavour to meet the needs of our patients so if the appointment you need is not available online please speak to one of our receptionists by phoning 4963 5187 during office hours.

Dr Safwat Khalid

We are pleased to announce that Dr Safwat Khalid has commenced full time practice at Merewether Ridge Street Surgery.

Dr Khalid is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and has many years of experience since his graduation in 2002 in the areas of general practice, general medicine and psychiatry. He has been a member of a volunteer medical team in earthquake zones in Pakistan and is a proficient speaker of English, Spanish, Urdu and Punjabi.

Dr Newing, Dr Kingston and Dr Sheridan are continuing at the surgery and will be supported by registered Nurse, Julie Hewitt, and Reception Staff, Alison, Cushla and Anna.

With Dr Khalid joining the team at Merewether RIdge Street Surgery, we are confident that the high standard of professional and personalised care will continue.

General information

Management of your Personal Health Information:

Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff. We abide by the ten National Privacy Principles available at

A “Privacy and Medical Records” information sheet is available on our website.
The practice participates in state and national recall and reminder systems such as the Pap Test Register, Australian Immunisation Register, Bowelscreen etc. If you do not wish to participate please let us know.

Patient feedback

We are always grateful for any suggestions as to how we might improve the service we provide our patients. If you are unhappy with any aspect of the care provided by the practice we would prefer you to let us know about it either by telling your doctor or receptionist or by using the contact form on our website If you feel there is a problem you need to take up outside the practice you can contact: The Health Care Complaints Commission, Locked Bag 18, Strawberry Hills, Telephone 1800 043 159