Our goal at Concierge Medical is to provide our members with the very best personalised private medical care available anywhere in the UK.
Founded in 2013 by Drs Karl Braine and Simon Gillson, Concierge Medical has progressed to a national award-winning private General Practice, providing the best healthcare to individual clients and businesses in The Cotswolds and beyond.
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 cover The Cotswolds, South Warwickshire, and parts of West Oxfordshire, including the following towns and villages and 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
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 Alcester. 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, his two children and Micky the dog 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 is especially experienced in female health issues. Within the practice Lucy takes the lead on women’s health and enjoys close links with many local specialists within the private sector. She is currently implementing a specialised menopause service for our female clients, blending traditional HRT and bio-identical hormone treatments.
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 baby daughter, with another child soon on the way….
Dr Hala Atkin
Hala was born in the United Arab Emirates and moved to London in 2000 to study medicine. She qualified from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Queen Mary University in 2007 with a 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 with her husband working in a number of different GP practices before taking partnership in a busy, two site GP practice in Coventry where she worked for four years. Whilst working in Coventry, she completed a dermatology diploma from the prestigious Cardiff Medical School. She is also interested in mental health and is currently undertaking the mental health diploma.
Hala joined Concierge Medical in 2017 and has an interest in many aspects of general practice, including child care and dermatology.
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 children (both under 5). When she gets the opportunity, Hala loves travelling to exotic, sunny destinations with her family.
The Care Quality Commission
Concierge Medical Practice is registered with the CQC that regulates all health and social care throughout England.
You can see our registration here:
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.