“Our mission is to provide our members with the very best medical care available anywhere in the UK.”
Founded in 2013, Concierge Medical has progressed to become a national award-winning private General Practice, providing the best healthcare to individual clients and businesses throughout The Cotswolds and surrounding areas.
A passionate belief that quality modern healthcare can be delivered in a way that both understands and meets the needs of our patients underlies our service.
Recognising that good medicine is always about a strong mutual relationship with your doctor; trust, discretion, professionalism are of course expected, but that time to listen and understand is also so critically important.
We’ve turned away from the traditional rushed and pressured appointments of a traditional surgery, to one that values the doctor patient relationship, it’s benefits, and it’ sustainability for the future.
By strictly limiting our client membership, you will always be guaranteed a quality level of service that is always responsive to your medical needs.
We’re not tied to specific hospitals, insurers or conventional ways of working. Our only concern is for our clients and their health and wellbeing.
Our private medical services are only available to our members
- We’ve been voted ‘Best Private UK Private Primary Care Practice’ at The LaingBuisson Awards 2016
- Winners of WhatClinic’s ‘Patient Services’ awards 2016 and 2017
- West Midlands regional winner FSB and Worldpay UK Business Awards
We have existing practice members in a broad geographical area that encompasses The Cotswolds, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Wiltshire and West Oxfordshire. If you’re not sure, why not give us a call and we’ll try to help out?
- Leamington Spa
- Wootton Wawen
- Hampton Lucy
- Norton Lindsey
- Stow on the Wold
- Bourton on the Water
- The Slaughters
- Guiting Power
- Chipping Campden
- Chipping Norton
- South Cerney
- Coln St Aldwyns
- Old Sodbury
- Chipping Sodbury
The house call is back…
We are a National award winning private doctor service, bringing you the highest quality modern medicine, in a very traditional way. All our face to face consultations are conducted in the privacy of your own home or office
Dr Karl Braine
Karl was born and schooled in Cardiff before achieving his medical degree in Manchester in 1993.
He undertook his GP training near Bath before moving to South Warwickshire where he became a GP partner. In 2004 he made the switch to working as a GP for Gloucestershire Ambulance service, specialising in pre-hospital and urgent care.
As full time Medical Director, Karl is responsible for his patients and much of the safety and clinical governance at Concierge Medical, as well as developing innovative ways the practice can meet the needs of its clients.
In his spare time, Karl enjoys all aspects of horticulture and garden design, growing a wide selection of edibles in his vegetable and wild forest gardens. Enjoying a good vintage, he is also the proud owner of a 1965 Volvo Amazon rally car, and has completed the Monte Carlo rally with his wife ably navigating. Karl lives with his wife and his two children in rural South Warwickshire.
Dr Simon Gillson
Simon is a native of West Yorkshire, though he has been living in and around Cheltenham since qualifying from Nottingham Medical School in 1995.
He attained his GP certification in 2002 and worked as a senior ship’s doctor for P&O and Princess Cruises until returning to the UK in 2004 when he embarked on a career with Gloucestershire Ambulance Service as a GP specialising in pre-hospital medicine.
As Medical Director, Simon spends much of his time overseeing clinical management within the practice whilst retaining a keen interest in urgent and emergency medicine. Simon is responsible for our Hospital at Home and Palliative Care services.
Simon has a wide variety of interests. As a keen sports fan, he’s often found at Prestbury Park enjoying the National Hunt racing. He travels regularly, both with his family and as an expedition medic; his recent expeditions include treks to Patagonia, the Camino de Santiago, Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp. He is also an enthusiastic keeper of hybrid chickens.
Ms Kat Carrick
After leaving Scotland at an early age, Kat grew up and was educated in Melbourne, Australia, graduating from the University of Melbourne Economics faculty before moving back to the UK in 1995.
Kat has worked in senior operational and consulting roles across a variety of industries from telecoms to financial services, before joining Concierge Medical in 2014. Kat brings a unique commercial perspective to the traditional medical sector, demanding high standards of operating and process quality and ensuring effective use of resources and a relentless focus on client needs.
Kat enjoys spending time with her young family, nurturing her vegetable garden walking her boisterous Cavalier Spaniel and looking after her retired dressage horse.
Dr Lucy Ansell
Lucy was born and grew up in The Cotswolds. She qualified from Nottingham Medical School in 2006 and completed her GP training in Gloucestershire in 2011, before becoming a full time GP partner in Cirencester, until joining Concierge Medical in 2016.
She enjoys all aspects of general practice, and takes a particular interest in female health issues, especially the menopause and peri-menopause, and enjoys close links with many local specialists within the private sector.
Lucy enjoys cooking for her friends, keeping fit, and walking her beloved sausage dog Ferdie around the Bredon Hills. She lives near Cheltenham with her husband Tom (a local Consultant surgeon) and their two children.
Dr Hala Atkin
Hala was born in the United Arab Emirates and moved to London in 2000. She qualified from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Queen Mary University in 2007 with distinction, and completed her GP training in Northwest London in 2011. Whilst in London, Hala had her first taste of private practice as member of Night Doctor, a private out of hours GP service operating in Central London.
She relocated to Warwickshire in 2011 working in a number of different GP practices before taking a partnership in a busy practice in Coventry where she worked for four years before joining Concierge Medical in 2017.
Hala has an interest in many aspects of general practice, especially dermatology and mental health, having completed further post-graduate diplomas in both of these disciplines.
As an active member of the local running club, Hala can often be found pounding the miles around the local canals or, otherwise, running after her two young children. When she gets the opportunity, Hala loves travelling to exotic, sunny destinations with her family.
Dr David Sheasby
David grew up in Perthshire and left Scotland in 1998 after graduating from Aberdeen University Medical School.
He gained experience across a variety of specialties in Jersey, Australia, London and Suffolk before settling near Bristol to embark upon GP training, qualifying in 2009. Prior to joining Concierge Medical in 2018 he has worked in a number of South Gloucestershire practices, been Clinical Lead for an urgent care service, Medical Lead for NHS 111 and a GP Partner.
David enjoys the variety of being a general practitioner and is interested in all aspects of medicine. During his career he developed an interest in Human Factors and safety in healthcare. He believes in the importance of high quality primary care which is accessible and provides continuity.
He lives with his wife and three children. Other family members include dogs, ducks, chickens, goats and horses. Together they enjoy an outdoor life and spare time is spent with family and friends. He has been known to catch the occasional wave on his longboard, albeit with limited style and grace.
Dr Rowena Milligan
Rowena grew up in South Africa before moving back to the UK with her family in 2001. She qualified as a doctor at the University of Bristol in 2010, where she also obtained a degree in International Health. She trained as a doctor gaining experience across a number of specialities in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bristol, completing her GP training in Staffordshire. She is currently engaged with Keele University completing a Master’s of Medical Science.
Rowena enjoys all aspects of general practice and is particularly interested in exploring how evidence based lifestyle measures may improve health outcomes alongside medical management. She has worked as a GP with a lead in patient safety, an out of hours GP, with her local Clinical Commissioning Group as a patient safety co-ordinator, and was a member of her Local Medical Committee influencing local policy decision making. In 2017 Rowena visited Jordan to provide care to Syrian refugees, raising money for supplies and awareness of their plight.
Rowena relocated to Chipping Campden with her young son and husband in 2018. When she’s not working she can be found exploring the outdoors with her family, in cafés around the Cotswolds, in a yoga class, or playing tennis.
Dr Matt Ladbrook
Matt grew up in Oxfordshire. He obtained a PhD from Sheffield University before graduating from Leeds Medical school in 2005. Matt then undertook his general practitioner speciality training in Windsor, completing training in 2011.
Matt enjoys all aspects of family medicine, particularly musculoskeletal and skin problems, and is an experienced provider of steroid injections – often a very effective treatment for joint symptoms such as pain and restricted movements, seen after an injury or in the presence of arthritis.
He has a special interest in expedition and wilderness medicine, through which he has provided care to military and civilian clients in arctic, desert, mountain and jungle environments all over the world.
When he is not caring for his patients, Matt enjoys camping with his young family of aspirant adventurers and catching up with old friends to share tall tales.
Julia was born and schooled in Canterbury before moving to London to carry out her RGN training at The London hospital Whitechapel, where she qualified in 1991. After relocating to the Midlands in 2003 Julia started working as a nurse in General Practice. She has worked in a number of busy practices since then.
Julia is passionate about all parts of general practice and has obtained post graduate diplomas in Counselling, diabetes, family planning and sexual health. She was the first practice nurse trainer for newly diagnosed diabetic patients in south Warwickshire. She sat on the CCG for South Warwickshire, to Communicate with and help nurses understand the changes being implemented with in the NHS trust.
Julia lives near Stratford on Avon with her husband 3 children and 2 step children when they are home from university. She is an avid gym goer. Enjoys her garden and her animals. And, with so many children, cooking has become a speciality!
The Care Quality Commission
Concierge Medical Practice is registered with the CQC that regulates all health and social care throughout England.
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The General Medical Council (GMC)
Our doctors are fully registered with the General Medical Council, and additionally hold valid licences to practice as GPs. They comply with the principles and values on which Good Practice is founded and are subject to annual appraisal, continuing medical education and revalidation as set out by the General Medical Council. They are all subject to enhanced DBS(CRB) checks.
All our doctors hold appropriate medical malpractice indemnity with recognised UK medico-legal organisations, as stipulated by the GMC
Additionally the practice holds public liability insurance and employers liability insurance as required by law.
Concierge Medical Practice is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and adheres to the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. We will not disclose personal data to any third party without a member’s express consent, unless in a medical emergency where it may be deemed in the member’s best interest. In such cases, we stringently adhere to published General Medical Council guidance on the use of personal data. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, all members have the right to request details of their personal data held by us.