Our Doctors. Experienced and professional

Private medical care isn't only for those who have insurance. We offer affordable medical care of uncompromisingly excellent quality. Provided by experienced GPs and their highly qualified professional medical associates.

Dr. Chris Clayton-Payne

Dr. Chris Clayton-Payne


Chris qualified in medicine at The Royal London Hospital. After a few years training in General Medicine he joined the GP training scheme in Winchester. In 1983 he joined a busy semi-rural practice as a partner and later became senior partner. He took early retirement from the NHS in 2014.

His particular interests are general medicine in the context of primary care, especially the management of chronic illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory disorders, gastrointestinal complaints and bone and joint disorders. He has extensive experience in a managing childhood illness and mental health problems.

His approach is to offer contemporary medical knowledge alongside the values of the traditional family doctor.

Dr. Imogen Shaw

Dr. Imogen Shaw

MA. MB BChir. DRCOG. DFSRH. PG Dip Gynaecology.

Imogen qualified at Cambridge University and Westminster Medical school and has been a GP for 25 years, with particular focus on women’s health and the menopause.

Following a sabbatical in gynaecology, she qualified with a post graduate diploma in 2008. She is a co-author of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines for menopause, and has written a book for GPs on managing the menopause.

She is a member of The British Menopause Society and The Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and runs two local community gynaecology clinics.

Visit Imogen's Cambridge Menopause Clinic website

Dr. Rob Howlett

Dr. Rob Howlett

MA. MB. BChir. DRCOG. MRCGP. PG Dip. Cardiology BSE accredited in Echocardiology.

Rob qualified at Cambridge University school of clinical medicine and has been a GP for 25 years, with particular focus on cardiology.

He had further postgraduate training at Papworth and Addenbrookes Hospital followed by a 6-month sabbatical in Canada. He works in four hospital and community-based cardiology clinics. He has special interests in men's health, including prostate and testosterone. He is Director of Cardiovascular GP, the national organisation promoting the management of cardiovascular disease in primary care and lectures nationally on cardiovascular disease.

He is experienced in all aspects of general practice, including diabetes, respiratory disorders, gastrointestinal complaints and bone and joint disorders, managing childhood illness and mental health problems.

Dr. Yvonne Girgis-Hanna

Dr. Yvonne Girgis-Hanna

BA, MB BChir, MRCP, MRCGP, DFSRH, Dip Diabetes Care, PG Dip Med Ed

Yvonne qualified at Cambridge University school of clinical medicine in 1997.

She has been working as a GP and GP trainer in a semi-rural practice for the last 10 years. Previous to this she spent some time in specialist training in General and Renal medicine at Guy's Hospital. Her interests are in chronic disease management of patients with diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease and particularly the care of complex elderly patients with co-morbidities and frailty.

She is also interested in woman's health with regards to long-acting contraception such as coils and implants.

Dr Claire Gillvray

Dr. Claire Gillvray

MBChB(Edinburgh 1999), MRCPsych, DCh, MRCGP, MScSEM

Claire qualified from Edinburgh University in 1999. She initially trained in Psychiatry completing her Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2004. She then went on to train as a GP and has worked as a NHS GP Partner and Trainer in both London and Bristol. She ran her own private practice in London.

She has a particular interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine completing her Masters at Bath University in 2010. She has worked with both professional and amateur sports people in particular triathletes, runners and boxers.

She has experience in all areas of General Practice and has particular interest in mental health, addictions, eating disorders and musculoskeletal medicine.

Dr Emma

Dr. Emma McGrath


Emma qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2004 with a Distinction inSurgery. Post-qualification, she undertook a hospital-based training programme in Paediatrics at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the West Suffolk Hospital, followed by a GP Training Scheme in Cambridge. Over the course of her GP training, she completed hospital placements in general medicine/care of the elderly, emergency medicine, psychiatry and obstetrics/gynaecology, and was awarded Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2011.

She has gained post-graduate qualifications in Child Health, Women’s Health,Diabetes Care, and Medical Education and Leadership. She regularly teaches medical students from the University of Cambridge, and is a GP Trainer.

She has been a Partner in a busy NHS General Practice in Cambridgeshire since 2013, and very much enjoys the challenge and variety of medicine encountered in General Practice.

Emma is interested in all areas of General Practice, including treatment of acute minor illnesses in children and adults, management of chronic medical conditions (e.g. hypertension, asthma, diabetes),mental health, women’s health and family planning, and health promotion/screening.

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T: 01223 967995

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