Dr Shantir's Practice

020 8520 7115 354-358 Forest Road, Walthamstow , London, Greater London, E17 5JL

2 out of 5 stars

Based on 52 ratings for this GP surgery


  • eReferrals
  • Sickness Certificates
  • Online Services




If the telephone lines are busy and you are having difficulty getting through to the surgery via our phone lines in the hours specified, please feel free to register for online appointments.

Please download and print an online appointment form from our our new patient page, you will receive a username and password, within 72 hours. 

You will also find other useful information about the practice from the Documents Library page on the website also.

If you have any medical queries, or are unable to get an appointment, you are also able to use FEDNET Out Of Hours Services - please see the website and the signage on our practice walls, as well as our practice leaflet for guidance.

Opening times

Reception times

Monday 08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 19:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Surgery times

Monday 09:00 - 19:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:30
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Out of hours

People living in Waltham Forest are  able to make an appointment to see a GP in  evening at weekends.


GP evening appointments are available Monday to Friday from 6.30PM to 10PM.

Evening appointments will take place in Leytonstone.


GP weekend appointments are available Saturday and Sunday from 8AM to 8PM.

GP appointments are available at;

  • Chingford: 10am-4pm (Saturday), closed on Sundays
  • Leytonstone: 10am-4pm (Saturday), closed on Sundays  
  • Walthamstow: 8am-8pm (Saturday and Sunday)


  • Monday to Friday: 12PM to 8PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8AM to 6PM

Appointments only be booked by calling 020 8519 3999.


Last verified on 09/04/2018

Additional information



  • Dr S Rafiq
  • Dr Dauod Yousef Abdul-Rah Shantir

To read more about us and to find other staff members please view our staff page.

GPs at this practice

1 male and 1 female GPs

Additional languages spoken

Hindi, Arabic

Online facilities

  • Online appointment booking is available Online appointment booking
  • Order or view repeat prescriptions online is available Order or view repeat prescriptions online

You must be registered with your GP's online service to access the facilities. Find out more about accessing online services.

Clicking this link will take you to an external website.

Data source: NHS Digital

Latest news



If you have been referred to a hopsital or clinic, you are able to book the appointment online. You can book your own appointment, on a date and at a time that is conveniant for you, you can also choose the hopsital or clinic that you want to go to. Once you have booked your appointment, you can check your details, change your appointment or cancel it if, it is no longer needed.

The service is fast conveniant and secure Booking your own refertal appointment online helps save your us time and also saves the NHS money. 

When patients book their own appointment, hospitals have said that there are half as many missed appointments, booking online also saves the NHS on phone bills and sending letter out to you. 

We know that the service is not for everyone, therefore you will be able to ask your GP if you need any help. 


If you are referred to a hospital or a clinic, you can book your appointment online, from;


You will need; 

  • Your booking reference number, which can be found at the top of booking letter 
  • The password you received at the time your received your booking letter 
  • Your year of birth

If you have been referred, and have forgotten you booking reference or password, please contact the practice. 

If you have any problems booking online, you can call the NHS appointment line on 034 5608 8888. 

Phone lines are open; 

  • Monday to Friday - 8.00AM - 8.00PM
  •  Saturday and Sunday and on bank holidays - 8.00AM - 4.00PM 

A full translation service is available and all callls are charged at local rates. 

For more information about booking your appointment online, please visit the Managing Your Referral page on the NHS website.


 Please note that if you have been discharged from hospital because you did not attend an appointment. but need to be re-referred, please contact the practice or complete the re-referral form below and return it to the practice

Last updated on 19 September 2018.

Sickness Certificates


You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.


  • If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
  • Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.
  • If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.
  • However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.
  • You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.



Last updated on 19 September 2018.

Online Services


GP online services allow you to access a range of services via your computer or mobile. Once you have signed up, you will be able to;

  • Book or cancel appointments online with a GP or nurse
  • Renew or order repeat prescriptions online
  • View parts of your GP health record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results

The service is free. Everyone who is registered with a GP can have access to their practice's online services.  

For more details, see How can I start using GP online services?

If you are not yet registered with a GP practice see our information about how to register with a GP practice.

Follow the steps below to sign up for GP online services:

  1. Tell your GP practice that you would like to start using their online services
  2. A member of the practice will then ask you to fill in a short registration form
  3. You will have to provide photo ID and proof of address. If you do not have any ID then either a member of staff
  4. will have to confirm your identity or you may have to answer questions about personal information in your GP record 

Once you have signed up, you will receive a letter with your unique username and password and a link to where you can log in.

You can log into EMIS Access for Online Access from here;

Associated document

Online Registration Form (.pdf, 858.95 KB)

Last updated on 20 July 2018.

New Patient Registration


Once all registration forms have been completed you will be given a health check appointmentn with our health care assistant. This is the opportunity to obtain important medical history until your notes arrive from your previous GP.

The health check must be booked a month in advance of your application. Everyone 5 and over should have the new patient health check.

New patients who fulfil government criteria of eligibility to NHS care are able to register with this practice, after an application process, with this practice.

  • All new patients over the age of 5 years will be offered a health check appointment with the practice nurse
  • Patients over the age of 75 are seen annually in the surgery or visited at home
  • All patients over the age of 75 now have a named GP at Dr Shantir’s Practice. Patients can enquire about this at our reception

You will also be asked to provide;

  • Your medical card (from GMS1 to be completed if this is not available)
  • Photographic proof of identification - driving license, passport
  • Proof of address (dated within 3 months)
  • If registering children under 10 years of age, please provide copies of all immunisations

The following registration forms can be downloaded and printed from our New Patient page from our website;

  • GMS1 Registration Form
  • New Patient Health Check Form
  • Patient Profilng 
  • Summary Care Records
  • Online Registration Booking Application Form

Last updated on 20 July 2018.

Our Catchement Area


We cover from the Billet Roundabout to Wood Street.

Our catchment area is illustrated via the yellow lining on the above map.

If in doubt please visit or contact the practice with your address and postcode.

Associated document

Catchement Area (.png, 569.39 KB)

Last updated on 20 July 2018.

Practice Leaflet 2018-2019


Please click on the document link to download our up-to-date practice leafet for 2018 - 2019.

The practice leaflet can all be downloaded from our documents library on our website.



Associated document

Practice Leaflet 2018-2019 (.pdf, 477.32 KB)

Last updated on 20 July 2018.

NHS Fact Sheet 2018-2019


This leaflet explains how the National Health Service (NHS) works in the UK.   

The National Health Service provides health care in the UK and is funded by taxation.  Asylum seekers are entitled to access NHS care without charge while their claim or appeals are being considered.  You need an HC2 form, provided by the National Asylum Support Service (NASS), or available at pharmacies, to receive free medicines, dental treatment, eye tests and some glasses.    

None of the people who work for the NHS, including doctors, nurses and interpreters, will pass on any information about you to any other person or organisation without your permission.  All medical care is confidential and does not affect the judgement on your claim for asylum.

Please click on the document link to download our up-to-date NHS Fact Sheet for 2018 - 2019.

Our NHS Fact Sheet can all be downloaded from our documents library on our website;

Associated document

NHS Fact Sheet (.pdf, 549.79 KB)

Last updated on 20 July 2018.

Practice Charter 2018-2019


This leaflet outlines the patients rights and responsibilities as well as what serives that Dr Shantir's Practice provides it's patients.

The Practice Charter Leaflet can be downloaded from our New Patients Page from our website.

Associated document

Practice Charter 2018-2019 (.pdf, 659.88 KB)

Last updated on 20 July 2018.

Friends And Family Test

We would like you to think about your recent experience of our service.

How likely are you to recomment our GP practice to friends and family if they needed simmilar care or treatment?

Our Friends and Family Test can now be completed online, and can be accessed from the following link;


Please see our FFT page on our website for more information



Associated document

FFT Questionnaire (.pdf, 522.5 KB)

Last updated on 20 July 2018.

PPG Application Form 2018-2019


To become a member and share your views to allow us to improve our services, please download, complete, and return this form to the practice.

All applications are confidential and are not forwarded to third parties, all records are held in-house.

Please see our Patient Participation Group page on our website for more information

Associated document

PPG APPLICATION FORM 2018-2019 (.pdf, 768.48 KB)

Last updated on 20 July 2018.

PPG Questionnaire 2018-2019


Please feel free to complete our online questionnaire,  This will help us to identify and look into making your experiences more satisfying.



Associated document

PPG Feedback Quesionnaire (.pdf, 899.93 KB)

Last updated on 20 July 2018.

Key facts

Registered patients


Weekday evening and weekend appointments offered here or nearby

YESContact practice for appointment availability

Friends and Family Test score: General Practice

94%Patients recommend this practice. 18 responses.

More on how we perform

We are currently accepting new patients

Please register during evening reception hours from 5:30 onward, bringing an ID & Proof of Address (if registered with NHS previously your NHS Number or Card). For any Querries please ring reception desk on 0208 520 7115 and our staff will be ready to help, or look online on our website.

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Latest reviews of this gp practice

Over a week to wait for appointments

called last friday for an appointment was told to call back monday. took over an hour to get through monday only to be toll there are no ...

1 October 2018

Helpful and kind

I have been having ongoing treatment that has meant I have needed to visit the surgery a number of times over the past six months. Though...

17 September 2018

Official Audit Needed

Calls never answered. I have been on hold for 20 minutes at a time and then disconnected by the practise operator. I know becuase I have ...

15 August 2018

Don't answer the telephone

Have called twice today in the middle of the day and been on hold for half an hour each time. Nobody answers the phone. Have now spent ov...

1 August 2018

experience of a long time patient at this practice. believ

I believe most people write only when to complain. Well my experiences have always been positive. Recently I had what appeared to be...

27 July 2018

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Last updated on 19 September 2018.

Information supplied by NHS Waltham Forest CCG