“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.

Complete Independence

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.

Exclusively Private

Our private medical services are only available to our members

Award Winning

  • 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
  • Warwick
  • Dorridge
  • Lapworth
  • Solihull
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Shipston-on-Stour
  • Ettington
  • Ilmington
  • Newbold-on-Stour
  • Harbury
  • Southam
  • Blackdown
  • Sherbourne
  • Barford
  • Hatton
  • Alveston
  • Wellesbourne
  • Wootton Wawen
  • Budbrooke
  • Hampton Lucy
  • Norton Lindsey
  • Henley-in-Arden
  • Alcester
  • Bidford-on-Avon
  • Welford-on-Avon
  • Pebworth
  • Dorsington
  • Broadway
  • Stow on the Wold
  • Bourton on the Water
  • Snowshill
  • Cheltenham
  • Evesham
  • The Slaughters
  • Guiting Power
  • Winchcombe
  • Toddington
  • Batsford
  • Chipping Campden
  • Ebrington
  • Mickleton
  • Honeybourne
  • Blockley
  • Ford
  • Bleddington
  • Kingham
  • Chipping Norton
  • Cirencester
  • Witney
  • Burford
  • Swinbrook
  • Fairford
  • Lechlade
  • Bibury
  • Barnsley
  • South Cerney
  • Kemble
  • Farringdon
  • Tetbury
  • Stroud
  • Rodmarton
  • Coln St Aldwyns
  • Malmesbury
  • Old Sodbury
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Corston
  • Evesham
  • Badsey
  • Broadway
  • Eckington
  • Pershore

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

Our Team

Dr Karl Braine

Medical Director

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

Medical Director

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

Managing Partner

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 Peter Moule

Private GP

Peter has a wealth of experience both inside and outside of medicine, having trained in the Royal Air Force and worked in the banking sector, prior to attending Southampton Medical School.  He undertook his GP training in Chichester and has worked in a broad range of surgeries and private providers for many years.

His early career has taken him from the Highlands of Scotland to the beaches of the South Coast. More recently he has practiced within Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, before joining the Concierge Medical team. Peter enjoys all aspects of general medicine and has a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine and paediatrics.

Peter lives with his wife and 3 young children in the heart of The Cotswolds near Northleach.  He is a keen sportsman and a particularly avid waterskier.

Dr Alia Fahmy

Private GP

Alia grew up in Yorkshire and moved to London to study Medicine at Imperial College. After qualifying she completed her junior doctor training in and around London before moving to Oxford where she met her husband. She then moved to Leamington Spa and completed her GP training in Coventry and Warwickshire.

She started working in a busy GP surgery in Leamington Spa after her training and was there for 11 years, 9 of these as a partner.

Alia considers herself very much a generalist but has developed an interest in frailty, care of the elderly and medical ethics, having gained plenty experience looking after numerous care homes in the Leamington Spa area.

She loves swimming and has taken part in several open water swims in Lake Windermere for charity. She has 2 young daughters who keep her on her toes. Alia loves travelling, reading crime fiction and travelling with her family.

Dr Caroline Saunders

Private GP

Caroline grew up in Northern Ireland before moving to London in 1997 to study medicine at King’s College. In addition to her medical degree she then completed an intercalated BSc in Psychology at Guy’s and St. Thomas’.

Initially she followed a career path in Emergency Medicine and Surgery, and in 2007 finished her Surgical Training. After getting married, Caroline then decided to combine her love of travel with medicine. Together with her husband (also a doctor), she spent 4 years travelling the world working as a Senior Ship’s Physician for Carnival Cruise Lines.

Caroline enjoyed the variety of work and challenges of Cruise Ship Medicine and on her return to the UK chose to retrain as a GP in Coventry and Warwickshire before working in a number of local GP practices. Caroline has a wide mix of medical experience and enjoys the variety of general practice combined with a special interest in mental health and promoting wellbeing.

She lives in Warwickshire with her husband and their 2 young boys and loves getting out into the countryside for family bike rides and walks, gardening, playing tennis and keeping fit in her home gym.

Dr Sarah Winters

Private GP

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 Hadley Skidmore

Private GP

Hadley has a particular interest in travel medicine; remote medicine; men’s health; diabetes and children’s health and has been a GP since qualifying in 2011.

His varied career to date has seen him carry out locum work in a variety of settings, including GP surgeries, out-of-hours and walk-in centres throughout London, Somerset, East Devon and Herefordshire.

Academically, Hadley works as an examiner and question writer for the University of Exeter Medical School and Academic Centre for Medical Education (ACME) at University College London, and an examiner for the GMC’s Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB).

He also volunteers for Virtualdoctors.org, a charity which provides telemedicine to health workers in rural Zambia, supporting patients who would not otherwise receive medical care.

Away from work, Hadley enjoys hiking; travelling; personal fitness; visits to National Trust houses and antiques – particularly antique jukeboxes! He is also interested in technology, animals and inter-species friendships and jazz music.

Dr Lucy Foster

Private GP

Lucy grew up in rural Warwickshire and completed a degree at Liverpool in psychology and biology in 2003 before going on to study medicine at The Peninsula Medical School, qualifying in 2008.  Lucy and her husband moved back to Warwickshire after the birth of their first daughter to be nearer family, and this is where she completed her GP training.

Lucy has been a GP since 2014 and has had a varied career including work in rural and urban Warwickshire practices, urgent care, and (for the last six years) helping to run a primary care service in several accident and emergency departments in inner city Birmingham.  She is also qualified to teach new and aspiring GP’s, and enjoys all aspects of general practice, particularly obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and mental health.

Lucy loves being part of her local community and has helped have a defibrillator installed for her village, and also in the training of 40 villagers in basic life support -she is often called upon at village events to be ‘the medic’! She loves being with her family including her two Labradors, running, yoga, horse riding and drinking her husband’s wine (he owns an organic wine business!)

Ms Jo Louhaichi

Operations Manager

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.,

100% Excellent

Client survey 2016

100% of our members rated their overall patient experience as “excellent”

100% Recommend

Client survey 2016

100% of our members would “always” recommend us to friends & family

100% Absolute

Client survey 2016

100% of our members have “absolute” trust and confidence in our doctors

Regulation

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.

You can see our registration here:
http://www.cqc.org.uk/provider/1-784973701

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.

Indemnity

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.

Data Protection

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.

“I can’t believe I’ve seen my doctor at HOME twice in one week – once on a Saturday! Understanding and professional Doctors, from a satisfied client. EXCELLENT SERVICE.”

Mrs MI – Chipping Norton