Our History

DHC (Dorking Healthcare) was established in 2004 by a group of Dorking GPs with the aim of improving NHS healthcare in the local area for the benefit of the community

2004

DHC begins working with hospital trusts and NHS commissioners to bring consultant-led NHS outpatient services to Dorking Hospital

The first outpatient clinics start running at Dorking Hospital; initially 11 clinics per month

2005

2006

DHC wins the Award for Excellence in Primary Care, South East Coast Region

DHC takes over the Dorking Counselling service and establishes a pilot for psychological therapies; a precursor to IAPT

2008

2009

DHC starts providing educational lunchtime meetings for GPs

Work begins with NHS commissioners to develop complete care pathways from outpatients to diagnostics and resulting procedures

2010

2011

DHC registers with the Care Quality Commission. Outpatient services are extended to Holmhurst Medical Centre in Redhill

DHC becomes an NHS AQP (Any Qualified Provider)

2012

2013

The bid to provide IAPT services as an AQP is successful and DHC Talking Therapies is launched across Surrey

DHC formalises its Board of Directors and vision to provide local NHS services that ensure the efficient and effective use of NHS resources. DHC Outpatients provides 300 clinics per month

2014

2017

DHC forms a partnership with GPHP Federation, Surrey Medical Network, Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals and Central Surrey Health to create Surrey Downs Health & Care. Together they secure a contract to provide community services for the population of Dorking

DHC works with Surrey Downs CCG to introduce award-winning Rapid Access Chest Pain service in the community. The Dorking GP practices join together formally as Dorking Primary Care Network (PCN). DHC begins laying the foundations to become a GP Federation

2018

2019

DHC Federation invites Redhill Phoenix and South Tandridge PCNs to join forces; together they begin providing services for more than 100,000 people across Surrey. DHC Outpatients launces a new Integrated Dermatology Service in Dorking

The practices in DHC Federation successfully adapt working methods and systems in line with NHS and Government guidelines to maintain critical services for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020