Our clinic is undergoing a very exciting transformation and I am very pleased that I am now able to share with you some wonderful news.
As you may well know, this Private GP service initially began as The Regency Clinic in 2004, under the guidance of my colleague Dr Jonathan Richardson, and was based in Regency House in Brentwood. In 2012, the clinic moved to our current location in Hutton Road, Shenfield, and I had the privilege of taking over as Clinical Director in 2014.
Over the years, our services to our patients have grown, particularly since I was joined by Dr Alice Scott in 2016. In 2022 Dr Eleanor Beddoe also became part of our regular team. Over recent years, Surgery hours and services have expanded, we have regularly run two simultaneous clinics to look after our patients, and it has been clear that we have outgrown our current location.
I am therefore very pleased that I can now announce the next stage in our evolution!
On 18th June 2023, Dr Alice Scott will be taking over as Owner and Clinical Director as Essex Private Doctors Ltd., and we will be moving to our very own purpose-designed premises in 57 Crown Street, Brentwood.
Dr Scott has put in many months of hard work and planning behind the scenes, and I am delighted that she has been approved by the CQC as new Manager of the Clinic as Essex Private Doctors Ltd.
The new location has four consultation rooms and a dedicated minor surgery suite. Our rooms are on the ground and first floor, and our building is wheelchair accessible. There is good availability of car parking in the Coptfold Road multistorey car park directly opposite, or the Chatham Way surface level car park a couple of minutes’ walk away. Dedicated blue badge parking is available onsite.
I will continue to work my normal hours at Essex Private Doctors Ltd, as will Dr Scott and Dr Beddoe. We will also have more practitioners joining us to improve patient choice and appointment availability, Dr Henry Grundy-Wheeler is a very experienced GP who will be joining us at the end of June.
Our duty of care to you will remain unchanged and our core values of providing excellent medical care and availability will remain. We know that this move will only enhance convenience and patient experience, and we will now be able to offer more services to our patients.
Our new website will be launched on 18th June giving further information and full details of our new clinic.
I would like to take this opportunity as outgoing manager to thank all our patients for their trust and loyalty over the years, especially during the challenging times of Covid. Under the expert guidance of Dr Scott, I know that we will be offering a Private GP service that is second to none and I hope that we can count on your continuing support.
Dr Kannan Athreya