Dr Justine Setchell
I qualified from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in 1990 and was an NHS GP in South West London until 2007 during which period I studied for and obtained my DRCOG and MRCGP. I was a school medical officer for 10 years at a girls independent day school, gaining valuable experience in managing the issues faced by teenagers today.
During this time, I also developed an interest in Occupational Medicine, working for Dr. Paul Simpkin in Upper Wimpole Street and gained my Diploma in Occupational Medicine in 2007. I have been the Occupational Health Physician for John Lewis Oxford Street since 2008. Our practice, GP at London W1, also does occupational work within the hospitality and private equity sectors for companies such as Corinthia and Nuada Medical.
From September 2009 until October 2010, I worked as a private GP in Notting Hill, Chelsea and Chiswick, enabling me to spend quality time with and provide an excellent service to my patients which I had increasingly found difficult to do within the constraints of the NHS.
Since October 2010, I have been a partner at GP London W1 with Dr. Fiona Payne, initially based in Harley Street then at King Edward VII's Hospital. We cover all aspects of family practice and offer both well woman and well man checks. We both have further qualifications in menopause management.
As well as developing a successful private practice, we are also the founding partners of GPatHome, innovative online software enabling GP practices to communicate securely with their patients. We are part of the 2015 cohort of the City of London Entrepreneur Acadame.
I sit on the IDF Council and Specialist's Committee (as a General Practice representative) and have been a member of the BMA Private Practice Committee for the last three years.
Dr Fiona Payne
I qualified from St. Thomas Medical School in 1990, having won the BMA student journalism award in 1987. I pursued a career in writing for three years, as the medical editor for Dorling Kindersley, advising on a medical series for the American Medical Association and numerous health books for adults and children before resuming my medical training.
Over the new few years I aspired to train in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, but with two young children and a newly appointed consultant surgeon husband, I decided to pursue a career in General Practice, and was a GP partner in a large NHS practice in Putney for the next 13 years.
Although we cover all aspects of family general practice, I still keep up to date with women's health issues with extra qualifications in sexual health and contraception, menopause and the diploma of psychosexual medicine.
In 2010, I moved into the independent medical sector with a GP colleague, Dr Justine Setchell, setting up our Private GP practice, GPatLondonW1, initially based in Harley Street, then at King Edward VII's Hospital. In 2012, we developed an innovative online private medical consultation software called GPatHome for which we received an Angel Academe Entrepreneur award in 2015.
Since 2010, I have taken an active role in the Independent Doctors Federation, serving on the council since 2011 and being GP chair from 2012 until 2015, helping other private GPs to embrace mandatory training and CQC advice. I still practice as a GP in the NHS one day a week, in a deprived area of Southwark and have NHS roles as a GP Appraiser and Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission.