At Essex Private Doctors our aim is to provide fast and convenient private GP services, for the whole family.

We have a team of experienced doctors and surgery administrators meeting the highest possible standards of medical care.

The practice is registered and regulated by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social care in England.  This means our range of patient services, including GP appointments & prescriptions, blood tests & minor surgery, health screening, contraception, vaccinations and aesthetics is regularly inspected to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety.

We follow General Medical Council (GMC) guidance on matters relating to medical confidentiality, are members of The Independent Doctors Federation and ensure our team stays at the forefront of medical advances and national guidelines.  This is achieved through a comprehensive programme of in-depth in-house training, established relationships with local hospital specialists and regular attendance of medical profession courses.

Our Doctors

Dr Kannan Athreya MBBS DRCOG DipDerm (Distinction)

Dr Athreya has a particular interest in dermatology, minor surgery and advanced aesthetic procedures, from wrinkle reducing injections and facial fillers to skin peels, threadlifts and microneedling. He completed the Diploma in Dermatology at Cardiff University in 2014, passing with distinction. He also achieved the Professional BTEC Award for Laser and Aesthetic Therapies in 2015. Dr Athreya has a keen interest in age management and preventative medicine.

Dr Athreya is passionate believer in the traditional family doctor relationship, working closely and having personal knowledge of patients and their families and being available and approachable at times of need.

Dr Alice Scott

Dr Alice Scott BSc MBBS DCH DFSRH MRCGP (Excellence)

Dr Scott qualified in 2008 from University College London. She completed the Diploma of Child Health in 2011, Diploma of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare in 2013 and was awarded the Mid-Wessex Excellence Award for performance in the Membership exams for the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2016. Doctor Scott offers all aspects of General Practice and health screening.

Dr Scott has a particular interest in women’s health, especially the management of the menopause and contraception; she gives depot injections and fits coils and implants. She performs minor surgery, treats hyperhidrosis with injections of Botulinum toxin and gives wrinkle relaxing injections.

Our Administrative Team

Our kind and knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you make an appointment and to efficiently deal with any questions you may have.

Karen Webster: Practice Manager and Reception
Karen Webster: Practice Manager and Reception
Marion - Reception
Marion - Reception
Julie Rolph - Reception
Julie Rolph - Reception


You can book a GP appointment at our Shenfield practice, giving you fast access to a doctor when you need it.

Call our helpful reception team on 01277 201001