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 Ashish Arora

    MD FRCPsych

    Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Dr Arora will endeavour to provide you with the personalised holistic care you deserve.  Dr Arora offers face to face as well as remote online/video/telephone consultations.

    Dr Arora has expertise in managing diverse psychiatric conditions including Anxiety and Stress related conditions, Mood Disorders including Depression and Bipolar disorder, Psychoses (Schizophrenia), PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Substance Misuse, ADHD etc. After a comprehensive assessment, access to psychological therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) can be arranged if required.

  • Dr Aashish Odedra

    MUDr. MRCPsych, CCT in General Adult Psychiatry, Liaison Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Psychiatry

    General Adult Psychiatrist

  • Dr Odedra is a General Adult Psychiatrist with added endorsements in Liaison Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Psychiatry. He has experience of training in various sub-specialities from Forensic mental health, Old Age, and Child and Adolescent mental health services.

    Becoming a Consultant Psychiatrist in 2019, he continues to work in the NHS alongside his private practice.

    Dr Odedra has experience of working with patients with a wide range of mental health presentations from acute to rehabilitation, providing assessment and treatment. Following a thorough initial assessment Dr Odedra will develop a care plan with the patient and their GP/ care provider.

    Dr Odedra is able to recommend a treatment care plan, as well as initiate and monitor medications for a wide range of mental health presentations from anxiety, mood disorders to psychosis for example. This is done in collaboration with the patient’s GP. Psycho-education, psychological and lifestyle based psycho-therapeutic approaches will also be considered where appropriate.

    He has experience of facilitating psycho-education groups for Bipolar affective disorders and Non-epileptic attack disorders. Dr Odedra has training experience in ECT/TMS. He also has been a tutor for medical students and junior doctors.

    He also uses psychotherapeutic techniques including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, and interpersonal based approaches to his work.

    Dr Odedra is able to provide remote consultations and follow ups. 


    • 2019 – Certificate of completion of training (CCT) in General Adult Psychiatry, Liaison Psychiatry, Rehabilitation Psychiatry.
    • 2016 – Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists.
    • 2008 – MUDr. Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
    • Professional Registrations & Memberships
    • General Medical Council: 7021771.
    • Royal College of Psychiatrists: 871188.
    • Medical Defence Union.


    • Assessment, medical treatment and monitoring of adults with mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder);
    • Neurotic and stress related disorders (anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD);
    • Somatisation disorders;
    • Psychosis (schizophrenia, schizoaffective);
    • Acute stress reactions;
    • Behavioural syndromes with physiological disturbances (physical illness);
    • Disorders of adult personality/ behaviours,
    • Management of chronic/ long term mental health conditions,
    • Assessment and management of Liaison psychiatry related cases, interface between physical and psychological health
    • Medico-legal reports and assessments.
  • Dr Madhusudhan Mali

    Consultant in Pain Management

  • Dr Mali has been in Pain Management Practice for more than a decade and specialises in managing patients with all types of Chronic pain including Fibromyalgia, Back and Neck pain, Neuropathic pain, Headaches, Pelvic pain, Testicular pain to name a few.

    He uses various medications and Injections to manage pain. Work with the PGP team including our psychologists, and physiotherapist to help meet the needs of patients with complex pain conditions.

    Having completed his Post graduate training in India, he further trained in centres of excellence in Birmingham and Imperial School, London. He has been the Lead for Pain Management Services at Darent Valley Hospital, Kent for 10years.

    He is a member of the following: Royal College of Anaesthetists, Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, General Medical Council, Medical Defence Union, The Medical Cannabis Clinicians society.

    Legalisation of medical cannabis has provided an option to many people in Chronic pain who have found the medication life changing. Dr Mali is part of our Multi Disciplinary Team for the prescribing of Medical Cannabis. He is available to discuss your Pain condition and the possible role Medical Cannabis might have in managing your Pain. This clinic aims to support you through this journey.

    Dr Mali is available to offer online consultations. As his home town is in Kent; he can also offer in person consultations at locations in Kent.

  • Dr Kiran Sanghera

    Psychiatry, Aesthetics & IV Nutrition

  • Dr Kiran completed her Bachelors and Masters in Neuroscience, with Distinction, from Kings College London, before going on to study post-graduate medicine at the University of Leicester.

    Upon qualifying, Kiran completed her elective placement at the world renowned New York Presbyterian Columbia Medical Centre, before undergoing foundation training in the prestigious North West Thames London Deanery. Following further core training, Kiran was awarded Membership to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. 

    Kiran’s commitment to assessing and treating patients holistically, in addition to being a personalised and preventative medicine advocate, lead to her developing strong interests in the fields of functional, anti-ageing and regenerative medicine. Kiran is passionate about an integrative and root cause approach to wellness, longevity and health optimisation, involving innovative treatments which promote the natural healing and rejuvenation of the body. 

    Kiran is fascinated by the science behind keeping us both looking and feeling our best and most youthful, and developed a passion for advanced aesthetics and medical grade skincare. Kiran prides herself on her artistic eye and honest, ethical approach, whilst striving for natural results that enhance her client’s individual beauty. Committed to lifelong learning, Kiran is currently undertaking a level 7 Diploma in enhanced Medical Aesthetics, further developing her theoretical knowledge and practical skills, whilst also completing further post-graduate training in Functional and Regenerative Medicine. 

    Kiran is known for her meticulous attention to detail, and her friendly and compassionate approach. She firmly believes educating and empowering her patients is fundamental when delivering high quality care and feels privileged to build long term relationships as she supports her patients on their journey to optimal health. 

    Outside of medicine, Kiran is an organ donation activist; from public health awareness, charity-fundraising, regular media appearances, and houses of parliament and international conference speaker – Kiran’s voluntary work lead to being shortlisted as a Social and Humanitarian Finalist for the 2020 Asian Women of Achievement Awards. Kiran is also a keen traveller and enjoys rowing, reformer Pilates and kundalini yoga. 

  • Dr Israh Al-Taei


    General Practitioner

  • Dr Al-Taei is a deeply compassionate and enthusiastic GP who is well-loved by colleagues and patients alike.

    She completed her medical degree at the University of Birmingham and worked for two years at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and City Hospital, both in Birmingham, before moving to Leicester to undertake her General Practice speciality training. She completed her General Practice training in 2018 and became a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

    Dr Al-Taei works as both an NHS GP and a Private GP. She is passionate about utilising a wide spectrum of healing methods to improve people’s wellbeing.

    Alongside her clinical work, Dr Al-Taei is a passionate academic and educator. She teaches at the University of Leicester Medical School and also runs educational courses for General Practitioners throughout the whole UK.

  • 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

  • Dr Laura Onens

    Clinical Psychologist

  • Coming Soon

  • 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. 

  • Rachael Gartland

    Paediatric Occupational Therapist

  • Coming Soon

  • Rebecca Fisher

    Specialist Children and Young People’s counsellor and Teacher

  • Coming Soon

  • Becky Donohoe

    Speech and Language Therapist

  • Coming Soon

  • Sarah Savage

    Speech and Language Therapist

  • Coming Soon

  • 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.

  • Emma Palmer

    Medical Administrator

  • Emma has been with the practice since 2021 and deals with all patient enquiries, arrange consultations and help maintain the high standard of the day to day running of the Admin Office

  • Sue Applebee


  • 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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