“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

  • Winner of ‘Best Private UK Private Primary Care Practice’ at The LaingBuisson Awards 2016
  • Winners of WhatClinic’s ‘Patient Services’ awards 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Regional Winner FSB and Worldpay UK Business Awards 2020
  • National Finalist – Health Investor Awards 2021
  • Regional Finalist – The Rural Business Awards 2021/2

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
  • 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.

Medical Team

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 & Practice Safeguarding Lead

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.

In July 2021 Alia’s experience and passion for delivering exceptional care to the frail and elderly made her well placed to take on the critical role of Practice Safeguarding Lead.  Responsible for refining, implementing and managing the Practice’s safeguarding policies and procedures including overseeing the safeguarding list, ensuring relevant training and knowledge across all staff and cementing relationships with relevant stakeholders.

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 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!)

Dr Sarah Brown

Dr Sarah Brown

Private GP

Bio coming soon.

Nursing Team

Ms Sam Day

Senior Practice Nurse

Sam qualified as a nurse in 1992 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham where she then spent four years as a staff nurse and latterly a community Sister, specialising in haematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation.

Sam moved into Primary Care in 2004 and joined a GP surgery in Leamington Spa as a practice nurse. After 8 years in this role, she then became community liaison nurse with responsibility for patients in care homes and older patients living at home, gaining extensive experience in frailty, palliative care, and dementia. As well as providing exceptional care for patients, Sam recognises the need for providing support to their family members.

During her career, Sam has undertaken extensive training in a wide range of specialist areas including child and adult immunisations, smoking cessation, end of life care, dementia and mental health. In 2015 Sam gained her Nurse Prescribing qualification from the University of Coventry. Sam joins Concierge Medical to support our doctors and lead the nursing team.

Sam has three children and her dog, Teddy keeping her busy outside of work. She enjoys keeping fit and undertaking challenges including the 26 mile Moonwalk and three Peaks Challenges.

Ms Katharine Willis

Clinical Assistant

Katharine grew up in Oxfordshire where she completed a Uniformed Public Services Diploma with the ambition of working in healthcare. Due to being brought up in a military background she has spent some of her youthful years in Germany and Scotland before her return to Oxfordshire, leading to her ever growing desire to travel.

Upon completion of her Diploma, she has worked in vast areas within the healthcare industry gaining knowledge and experience. Since then she completed the Care Certificate within Oxford University Hospitals and gained front line experience in Orthopaedics, Theatres, Laboratories and General Practices. She has also worked with both the Royal Air Force and Army Medical Practice as a Nursing Assistant interacting with patients and running her own clinics.  

In her spare time you will find Katharine out hiking in the countryside or travelling with her partner. She enjoys taking part in charity events and has had the amazing opportunity to work for the London Olympics 2012. She loves all things outdoors – even when outside her comfort zone like skydiving! If not out on an adventure then she will be found spending time with family and friends.

Ms Skye Miller

Clinical Assistant

Skye joins Concierge Medical in the summer of 2021 after relocating to Warwickshire after making the tough decision to uproot her young family from her native Scottish homeland for her partner to pursue his career during the pandemic.

Skye is experienced in the healthcare profession, having worked in the community with elderly, palliative, and dementia patients before a move into the local hospital where she worked on a GI and Endocrine ward.

Skye has a passion to learn and develop and while working on the ward she completed additional training, gaining certificates in different specialties which have allowed her to progress her career.

In her own time, Skye enjoys time with her young family and tending to her garden. She was a part of the local triathlon team in her hometown in Scotland and is hoping to join a local one again.

Support Team

Mrs Kathryn Clarke

Business Development Manager

Kathryn has extensive experience in the events and hospitality sector and launched an award-winning sales and marketing consultancy business in 2014, specialising in corporate event venue representation, sales, marketing, and event project consultancy. Kathryn now joins the Concierge Medical team with a passion to help grow the business.

In the wider business community Kathryn has held positions as Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Non-Executive Director, Communication subgroup member for the British Chamber of Commerce’s Global Business Network, Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s 21 in 21 Business Mentor, Vice Chair of the Coventry Destination Partnership Visitor Economy & Skills Sub Group and  judge for the British Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

Kathryn lives in Warwickshire and has been involved in various voluntary community projects in her local community including Parish Council Volunteer during the first Covid19 Lockdown, six years as Administrator for local football club, Secretary for School PTA, and Secretary for a toddler group. Married with two teenage children, Kathryn enjoys reading, country walks and is partial to a G&T!

Ms Jo Louhaichi

Practice 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.

Ms Rachel Calvert

Operations

Born and raised in Worcestershire, Rachel remained local during her Business Administration training and entered the construction industry in 2002, as an office junior. In 2012, having moved from a small design practice, Rachel joined a London centric development business, again supporting the office administration team, which eventually led to her taking a pivotal role in the establishing of a Private Client Services department – providing 24 hour maintenance and concierge services to their existing pool of clients.

Rachel joined Concierge Medical in 2021, with a desire to continue supporting private clients in a different capacity, bringing her experience and customer centred approach in to the world of private medicine.

Outside of work Rachel enjoys long walks, travelling to new European cites with her fiancé and an evening drink in her newly built garden bar!

Ms Michelle Simmons

Pharmacy and Prescriptions

Michelle was born in Royal Leamington Spa in and has lived in Warwickshire for the majority of her life. Her background is mainly in law, working in Solicitors’ Practices from her first job as an office junior through to becoming a Residential Conveyancer and running her own caseload. Following a redundancy, Michelle gained a dispensing qualification whilst working for a veterinary pharmacy.

More recently, Michelle returned to law, working as a PA to a partner at a firm of Solicitors in Warwick.  In early 2020 Michelle gave up her office job to become a full time carer to a dear friend before joining Concierge Medical in April 2021, where Michelle has been able to put her pharmacy experience and organisation skills to great use in managing medicines and pharmacy request from our clients.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys running, and has just signed up to compete in her first half marathon later this year.  She also enjoys going to watch speedway and grasstrack, as well as spending time with friends and family.  Michelle lives in Wellesbourne with her beloved 15 year old Yorkshire terrier/Chihuahua ‘Mabs’.

Mrs Shelley Turner

Accounts

Shelley has spent her child and adult years living in rural Warwickshire. She studied business, finance and HR before entering a career supporting the care sector with all things finance. She’s known to be super efficient, and applies much needed attention to detail to her role in the finance team. Outside of work Shelley spends her time with her husband, teenage son and three dogs; friends and wider family. She enjoys cooking, walking the pooches and is partial to cocktails and gin – especially in the sunshine!

Ms Amita Lovett

Finance

Amita grew up and was educated in Mumbai, studying economics, law, finance and business at Bombay University. She has lived and worked in 3 continents with each of her 3 children born in a different country! Amita has had a hugely interesting and varied career, including working for British Embassies overseas, serving on the Board for the British Diplomatic Spouses Association, the British Council teaching English, and latterly, on the finance side helping startups and early stage venture businesses in London.

Amita has always had an active hands-on interest in charitable work in the various countries she has lived in.  Some of the projects she has led- establishing a charity to run a literacy camp with digital education for young girls in Rajasthan, supporting abandoned children with basic food and shelter, encouraging computer learning for street children, and teaching refugees simple English.

Amita recently moved from London to Warwick with her husband, to be closer to one of her daughters. She enjoys walking, hiking, tennis, trying to tame some woodland she has recently acquired, and the company of friends and family. She is very much looking forward to imminent grand-motherhood!

Mr Harry Brown

Logistics

Harry studied Politics and International Relations at the University of Exeter before embarking on a career in travel, training as a commercial pilot in Jerez, Spain with Flybe where his career took off!

Grounded due to the global pandemic, Harry joined Concierge Medical in January 2021 as a courier.  A crucial role supporting our business operation to ensure responsiveness and timely test results.  Harry enjoys being ‘on the road’ in our first company electric car, helping us to lower our carbon footprint and achieve our CSR targets.

Harry was born in Warwick and made a timely return to his beloved Warwickshire in 2020.

In his spare time Harry enjoys tennis, golf and (when permitted), travelling, especially around Europe and South East Asia.

Ms Sue Weatherburn

Operations

Bio coming soon.

Join Our Team

Are you looking for a flexible, rewarding and sustainable GP career within the independent sector? Maybe you’re frustrated in your current role, and are looking for an environment in which you can practice freely whilst enjoying a true work/life balance?

At Concierge Medical, we have opportunities for highly motivated and committed GPs to join our expanding team on a permanent basis. We are keen to hear from interested applicants for this flexible, home based/patient visiting role serving our appreciative clients.

 Click ‘here’ to find out more.

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