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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.

The Partners

Dr Jayesh Patel, Dr Catherine Handy, Dr David Payne, Dr Devinder Mahil, Dr Rupal Patel, Dr Reena Jacob, Dr Tariq Hussain, Keith Fuller & Zara Williamson

Shorne Village Surgery
Shorne surgery picture
Istead Rise Surgery

Istead surgery picture
Summerhouse Surgery

Istead surgery picture


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

How To Contact Us

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

Worcester Close
Istead Rise
DA13 9LB
Tel: 01474 247003
Fax: 01474 831159

Crown Lane
Kent DA12 3DY
Tel: 01474 247003
Fax: 01474 824909

Beaconsfield Road
Kent DA5 2AE
Tel: 01322 402210
Fax: 01322 402220


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