ACADEMIC HALF DAY FOR GP’S
TUESDAY 20TH MARCH, 2018
The Doctors will not be at the practice this afternoon 20TH March, 2018.
Should you require urgent medical assistance please call 0300 003 2314
Our surgery charges for blood tests and any test reports at a fee of 20 pence per sheet.
Derry Downs Surgery
The Derry Downs Surgery Health Walk
in partnership with St Christophers Hospice
St Christopher's Hospice has provided tremendous support to our patients and their relatives over many years.
The Derry Downs Surgery staff and patients highly appreciate hospice services in the Orpington community.
We have organised a special monthly walk, dedicated to raise funds for this deserving charity.
We would like to invite everyone to join us to make these monthly Health Walks successful. Please donate generously to support the genuine cause.
You can donate via our just giving web page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Amrit-Bindra1
We are pleased to announce that the staff and patients of Derry Downs surgery raised £509.92 with the Christmas walk 2016.
Click here to download the thank you certificate from St Christopher's Hospice.
Do you have a few hours per month free to help us with our garden? We need someone to cut the grass, maintain the flower beds and trim the bushes. You will need your own tools and remove the garden waste. Please call Julie 01689820036 or email email@example.com
The Derry Downs Surgery is promoting the health and fitness of our patients.
We hold a health walk on the last Saturday of each month.
Anyone interested in joining us should meet at the Surgery for 10.00am on the last Saturday of the month.
Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water to keep you hydrated.
NEW!!!!! - ONLINE SUGGESTION BOX
Submit your comments and suggestions to the Practice Co-ordinator using the button on the left.
The Derry Down’s is improving the waiting time in the Surgery
You can help the doctors by discussing one problem per 10 minute slot.
Please be understanding that some patient’s need a little longer than the allocated 10 minutes.
All appointments are available for 1 month in advance.
Clinical Research at the Derry Downs Surgery
Derry Downs Surgery is proud to be a Research Ready Accredited Practice.
We work collaboratively with the NIHR Clinical Research Network which is the Research arm of the NHS.
Clinical Research is very important to improve care, treatments and ultimately patients’ quality of life.
Derry Downs Surgery supports several different types of Primary Care studies which have been ethically approved. Our GP Research Lead is Dr. Amrit Bindra.
If you are a patient at the Derry Downs Surgery, you may receive invitation letters to ask if you wish to take part in a research study. Joining in a research study is completely voluntary.
To find out more information about clinical research studies please visit:
Dr. Amit Bindra
Friends and Family Test
The Derry Downs has been selected as a finalist in a national awards scheme about the way patient and staff feedback is used to improve healthcare services.
The Friends and Family Test is a way to find out from patients, quickly and anonymously, how they rate their latest experience of NHS care or treatment. They can provide comments to explain their score and this feedback helps services to focus on areas that need improvement.
As most feedback is positive, the FFT also provides a well-deserved pat on the back from hard-working NHS staff.
The FFT Awards 2016 were set up to recognise NHS providers who are going the extra mile in their work to listen to patients and staff. There are five categories and The Derry Downs has made the shortlist.
Almost 200 entries were received by NHS England. Anu Singh, Director of, said: “We have rolled out the FFT across most NHS services and we wanted to take stock of how it’s working and what benefits it is actually bringing for patients.
“Through entries to the awards, we have found a rich seam of information about a whole range of improvements, great and small, that make a real difference to how patients feel about their contact with the NHS. It is really rewarding to see the high level of appreciation that patients show for staff and to see how well many healthcare providers are listening to their patients and trying to continuously improve services. NHS trusts also conduct a similar feedback scheme for their staff and that too is making a real difference.”
The winners will be announced at a national feedback and insight conference, organised by NHS England, on 17 March and will be simultaneously announced on the news section of the NHS England website.
To learn more about the Friends and Family Test, go to www.nhs.uk/friendsandfamily.
You can now book appointments or order your repeat prescriptions online. You will need to contact reception first to sign up to use this service. You will need to bring a photographic ID and proof of address (e.g utility bill) with you. Click here to access the online service.
Repeat Prescriptions via EMAIL
You can send an email ordering your repeat prescriptions. Click here for more information.
Patient Survey Results
Click here to view the latest results of our patient survey.
How To Contact Us
29 Derry Downs
St Mary Cray
Tel: 01689 820 036
Fax: 01689 819 768
- Dr Amrit Pal Singh Bindra
- Dr Rashmi Gaekwad