“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?
This autumn we will be providing our services to members in Derbyshire and its surrounding area.
- 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
- Ashby de la Zouche
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 Sarah Winters
Sarah grew up in Cheltenham and qualified from The Royal Free and University College London medical school in 1999. She then went to New Zealand where she stayed, married and spent several years working in various specialities including General Practice. Her UK GP training was completed in Bournemouth and Gloucestershire. Sarah has enjoyed working with several practices in Cheltenham and for the out of hours South West Ambulance Service.
She enjoys all aspects of general practice especially pre-hospital medicine and palliative care and has post graduate diplomas in paediatrics and O&G. She recently gained fellowship of the Australian College of GP’s and is trained in advanced life support.
In her spare time Sarah loves travelling and has provided medical cover for trips to the arctic circle and on a trans-Siberian tour. She’s also supported Skiing with Heroes – a charity providing rehabilitation for injured veterans. In her spare time Sarah enjoys getting out into the Cotswold on her road bike along with cooking and home renovation.
Dr Sasha Wheatcroft
Sasha has lived in Derbyshire for most of her life – originally near Ashbourne and these days closer to where her children go to school in South Derbyshire. She went to medical school in Sheffield and graduated in 2002. Sasha is married to Chris, a consultant anaesthetist who works at Royal Derby Hospital and they have 3 children who keep them busy at the weekends attending various sporting fixtures.
Sasha enjoys all components of family medicine but does have a particular affinity for psychiatry, paediatrics, emergency and urgent care. Sasha recently undertook a Post Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine as it is also an area that she finds particularly interesting and applicable to her parallel work in A&E. Why is she a good GP? Because she is interested and innately nosey!
Sasha took up middle distance triathlons a few years ago and has completed many half ironman events. She has now hung up her goggles and mostly concentrates on road biking and running. When not looking after her 3 children and fighting a losing battle with the weeds in her garden, she can be found running across various fields with Delilah, her beautiful and loyal yellow Labrador.
Dr Jenny Thornhill
After obtaining her Medical Degree at The University of Manchester in 2008 Jenny returned to Derbyshire to complete her foundation and GP training, where she remains to this day. Since obtaining her licence to practice Jenny has worked primarily as a locum, gaining a wide range of experience including supporting local practices, covering at rehabilitation and elderly care wards and even spent some time working in the prison service.
Wherever she works Jenny has always excelled at building strong and compassionate patient-doctor relationships and it is the opportunity to maintain these connections that she finds most rewarding about general practice.
She has recently married and is now settling down, having spent a good portion of her recent years travelling the world with her husband. When she isn’t working Jenny likes spending time outdoors, playing golf or taking Merlot the Cavapoo for strolls in the countryside.
Ms Jo Louhaichi
Jo was born in Leamington Spa and travelled with her family as her father was in the army, before settling back in Warwickshire in 1979.
Jo took her first job in insurance in 1987 with the National Farmers Union. In 1991 she lived in Northern Ireland before moving to Germany to live for 4 years and worked with the Royal Military Police. In 1995 she moved back to England and joined a high net worth insurance broker, where she focused on providing a range of services for private clients. She was appointed as Operations Director in 2005, and was instrumental in the development of the business until she left in 2018. Jo joined Concierge Medical in January 2019 in a new role as Operations Manager.
Joanne enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and experiencing new cultures and countries, her favourite being on safari in Africa. Jo lives with Ruffles her miniature Shih Tzu and with her albino rabbit Bugsie in rural Warwickshire.,
The Care Quality Commission
Concierge Medical Practice is registered with the CQC that regulates all health and social care throughout England. Concierge Medical Practice was rated GOOD at our last inspection.
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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.