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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 13,600 patients (as of August 2019).

In December 2019, following the immediate closure of a local practice, a further 2800 patients joined the practice at our Summerhouse Surgery site, resulting in total patient numbers of 16,800 once the databases were merged in February 2020. 

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

Istead Rise Surgery

Worcester Close
Istead Rise
DA13 9LB

Telephone 01474 247003
Out of Hours 111

Shorne Village Surgery

Shorne Village Surgery

Crown Lane
DA12 3DY

Telephone 01474 247003

Summerhouse Surgery

Summerhouse Surgery

Beaconsfield Road

Telephone 01322 402210


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

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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.

This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.

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