Practice Team

Dr Julia Piper


General Practitioner, Medical Director & Chief Executive Officer of Ltd

  • We are managed and owned by Dr Julia Piper BM BS B Med Sci FRCGP DFFP DipOccMed Dip Acc Med. Julia is passionate about the privilege of supporting you in allopathic evidence based medicine; and in body mind and spirit.

    She has been a GP for 40 years, now also working in functional medicine over the past 18 years, getting to the root of medical problems.

    She has trained with the Institute of Functional Medicine in America, and was the UK ambassador for the Metabolic Medical Institute in America and A4M. With Julia’s help, A4M aligned their Fellowship in Functional Medicine with the Royal College of General  Practitioners in London. Julia is is one of the UK leading lights in Functional Medicine, supporting many patients who are chronically ill, to recover. She is a lecturer in Systems Biology Medicine, having presented in London and Antwerp.

    Julia is a member of the British medical Association, the General Medical Council, the Medical Protection Society, the Royal College of General Practitioners, the British Medical Acupuncture Society, the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors, the Royal Society of Occupational Medicine, the British Ecological Society for Medicine, and A4M in the USA. She previously worked for BUPA over a period of 20 years, helping to set some of their national protocols, was a previous NHS GP in for practices scattered around the country, was a Council member of the Independent Doctors Federation, chairing their IT development committee and subsequently the Professional Development Committee, thereafter becoming a Trustee for the IDF Education Trust.

    She runs her own Charity, the Foundation for Community Inspiration, supporting conditions of abject poverty. The charity has built a school in the bush in Ghana, also a medical clinic, has supported university training in Ghana; also women’s family planning in Ecuador, biodiversity and sustainability in the Amazon region and more recently a water borehole for a remote village in Ghana.

  • Dr. Abbas Tejani

    MBChB, MRCGP, DOccMed, LFHom, CoBCA

    GP, Occupational Physician and Skin Cancer Surgeon

  • Dr Abbas Tejani is a GP, Occupational Physician and Skin Cancer Surgeon based in Leicester. Alongside this, he works as the Clinical Lead for Health Inequalities at the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs.

    He also is an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Leicester Medical School where he also serves as the Chair of the City Academy and tutor for the CHDD programme. He is a visiting lecturer on the GP Training Programme in Leicester, as well as on the international GP training programme.

    Dr Tejani undertook his Medical School Training at the University of Birmingham before moving to Leicester in 2013 to undertake GP training, which he completed in 2016. He has a specialist interest in Minor Surgery, and undertakes 2,000 procedures a year, as well as in multi-modal pain management, including acupuncture.

    Dr Tejani is passionate about using his unique set of skills to improve the health and wellbeing of all of his patients, using the latest evidence-based research to guide his therapeutic options.

    Principal GP, Groby Road Medical Centre

    Clinical Lead for Health Inequalities, LLR CCGs

    Occupational Physician, Rockingham OH

    Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester Medical School

    Director, Cornerstone Medical and GP Jobs Ltd
    Chair, City Academy at University of Leicester

  • Suzanne Uprichard

    BSc(Hons), MA, MBA

    Operations Manager

  • Suzanne Uprichard has worked in Primary Care for many years in provider practices and commissioning organisations.  She has worked as a clinical governance manager and has experience of organising and undertaking audits. 

    She led a project to improve the outcomes for patients with Diabetes and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Leicester City.  She was responsible for the commissioning of four new General Practices in the City of Leicester and for the new build and setting up of a £2m GP surgery in Nottingham City.  She has successfully managed single practices and groups of practices.  

    As the Chair of Governors in several schools she has first hand knowledge of effective safeguarding.  She chairs the Alderman Newton Educational Foundation Trust, an educational grant giving charity for young people under the age of 25, Government funded schools in Leicester City and Church of England schools across the Diocese.

    She believes that everyone should have access to the best possible healthcare and be encouraged to achieve this.

  • Claire Fox

    Complimentary Therapist

  • Claire has been a Complimentary Therapist since 1999 when after having children she decided to retrain in this specialism after a previous career as a Nurse.

    Her passion for helping people has fuelled her desire to develop her skills in a number of therapies including, Reflexology, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Advanced Reiki and Clinical Aromatherapy Oil Blending. 

    She has previously worked in a NHS GP practice and more recently volunteered in a Hospice alongside running her own private clinic.   

    With her nursing background Claire is able to blend both her traditional medical knowledge with her various skills in complementary therapies to provide a holistic treatment plan for the patient.  

    Claire has family members with chronic illness so understands the difficulties in finding the right course of treatment for people in this position. This has elevated her understanding in treating the complexities that come with chronic illness and approaches each patient with understanding and empathy and takes the time to understand the best complimentary therapy for each individual case.  

    Away from work Claire enjoys spending time with her friends, family and dogs, exercise, reading and has a passion for travel. 

  • Laura Haywood

    Medical Administrator

  • Laura has been with the Practice since 2016. As our patient test co-ordinator she ensures that the whole patient experience from booking an appointment to receiving test results is professional and efficient.

  • Sue

    Medical Administrator

  • Sue joined the Practice at the beginning of April 2022, having spent the previous 6 plus years managing the administration processes for a secondary care provider, within the Private Healthcare Sector.

    Sue is committed to providing patients with a seamless administration process throughout their care pathway.


  • Sue Crewe


  • Sue joined Private GP Services in November 2015, after spending the last 8 years working for a local NHS practice. Sue is responsible for providing the best first impression of the practice and dealing with patient enquiries directly in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Jim Reading

    Accounts and Finance

  • Jim is our finance guru. An avid soccer player with a great sense of humour. He is a whiz at numbers and makes sure the books balance.

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