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Welcome To Downs Way Medical Practice

The surgeries at Istead Rise and Shorne were opened in the late 1960s and the current practice formed in 2000 after separating from a larger four surgery practice. A new surgery at Shorne was opened in 2002, and at Istead Rise in 2007, so we have two of the best facilities in Kent. Our list includes about 7500 patients in rural Gravesham. The practice started post-graduate GP training in 2003, and the team of four doctors was joined by a First Contact Nurse Practitioner in 2006. In 2008 the team of doctors expanded to five. In April 2009, the partnership expanded to seven, with the five doctors being joined as partners by the practice manager and the nurse practitioner.

In August 2010, Downs Way Medical Practice merged with Summerhouse Medical Practice at Bexley, Summerhouse became an additional branch surgery with the patient databases being merged in November 2010. The list size, having combined, now stands at over 12,000 patients.

How To Contact Us

The universal telephone number of the practice is 0300 456 2305 with each surgery having its own number as well.

Istead Rise Surgery

Worcester Close
Istead Rise
DA13 9LB

Telephone 01474 247003
Out of Hours 111
Fax 01474 831159

Shorne Village Surgery

Crown Lane
DA12 3DY

Telephone 01474 247003
Fax 01474 824909 

Summerhouse Surgery

Beaconsfield Road

Telephone 01322 402210
Fax 01322 402220 


Dr David J Payne
Dr Devinder Mahil
Dr Tariq Hussain
Dr Rupal Patel
Dr Reena Jacob
Dr Hajane Jeyabalasingam

Patient Participation Group

The Practice has an active Patient Participation Group liaising between the patients and doctors to enhance services to patients. Click here to be taken to the PPG page

Practice News

  • 22Aug 2018

    Physicians Associate appointed

    The Partners are delighted to welcome Milen Tewolde to the practice team. Milen is a Physicians Associate, who recently qualified, having spent her training placement with the practice for periods over the past two years.

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  • 26Mar 2018

    GP Earnings

    Declaration of earnings

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  • 22Dec 2017

    GP appointments over Christmas 2017

    Details of extra availability over the festive season “The NHS is offering extra GP appointments over Christmas and New Year for people who need urgent medical advice: if you are too unwell to wait for this surgery to reopen, please call 111 to be directed to other appropriate NHS services. Please note: these additional appointments are not for general or non urgent repeat prescriptions or routine appointments and are unlikely to be at your usual GP practice.”

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Information from the Care Quality Commission

Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

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Istead Rise Surgery - Istead Rise Surgery, Worcester Close, Istead Rise, Gravesend, Kent, DA13 9LB
  • Telephone 01474 247003
Shorne Village Surgery - Crown Lane, Shorne, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 3DY
  • Telephone 01474 247003
Summerhouse Surgery - Beaconsfield Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 2AE
  • Telephone 01322 402210
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