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  • Clinics & Services

    We offer a range of clinics and services at the practice.

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  • Home Visits

    We offer home visits to patients who are housebound or too ill to attend the surgery.

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  • Repeat Prescriptions

    Repeat prescriptions will be ready for collection within 48 hours.

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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 Jayesh R A Patel
Dr Catherine F Handy
Dr David J Payne
Dr Devinder Mahil
Dr Tariq Hussain
Dr Rupal Patel
Dr Reena Jacob

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

  • 18Sep 2015

    Flu Clinics 2015

    Flu Clinics 2015 Shorne and summerhouse - 3rd October 9-11 am, no appt required istead Rise - 10th October 9-11 am, no appt required

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  • 16Sep 2015

    Dr Handy moving on...

    We are sorry to announce that Dr Catherine Handy is leaving to take up a new full time position. Her last working day with us will be 16th October 2015.

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  • 16Jun 2015

    Patient Group asks for your feedback...

    On the 29th June, members of the Patient Participation Group will be at Istead Rise Surgery, to ask patients to provide feedback on the service being offered by the practice and any potential improvements that could be made.

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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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