Register here for a naturopathic appointment

It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that will be closed with effect from the 30th of September 2023.
It has been our privilege to look after you, our PGP “extended family”, which includes over 30,000 patients during our 28-year history.
Our integrative work has been groundbreaking with some truly remarkable and humbling results for which, I believe, we became quite famous.
I would like to thank past and present patients and staff for your tremendous work as an extended team, together with our network of colleagues throughout the UK.
We have worked very hard to try and ensure a smooth transition for your healthcare.
We hope that the information below will be helpful to you.

Your future medical care

It is important that you have access to your NHS GP or other medical service in future should you need prescription-based medications. We are unable to recommend a medical practice but may be able to signpost you to appropriate support via
If you have special requirements as a past patient please email Responses are not guaranteed and will be discretionary.

How we handle your data

We have a legal duty to inform you of the way we are managing your data. Over the past two or three years, our policy has been to send you copies of all your letters, blood results, and notes from your consultations. Therefore, you should have enough information to provide any new GMC-registered medical practitioner.
Past medical records are held securely. Please send any SARS requests to

PGP still retains the contact data of all patients with an email address. This is with a view to making future contact to advise of any services being provided by PGP going forward. All patients are offered the option of opting out of this and having their contact data removed if they so wish.

Yours in health and happiness.
The PGP Team

Functional Medicine

What is functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is a personalized approach for patients, dealing with the primary prevention and underlying causes of Chronic Disease. It is a science-based field of health care.

It involves a full understanding of the biochemistry of the body and allows us to understand fully your body chemistry right down to it’s genes. This can be used along side traditional medicine to diagnose and treat a wide variety of symptoms and illnesses. Functional medicine gets to the root of the problem and can help in all kinds of situations, and in some cases as an alternative to drug based therapy.

Here at PrivateGP we provide cutting edge services in Functional Medicine with the most up to date biochemical tests, which can measure the levels of chemicals in your body to determine exactly which nutrients and foods you need to take to heal. We are one of the very few places in the UK to provide such a service and are pioneering the way for future medicine in this way. Our functional medicine services include some of the most advanced test link to tests available. If you are interested in these services you can read more about them via the links in this text or elsewhere on the website or you can book an appointment or make an enquiry by calling 0116 270 0373

Are You At Risk?

Research estimates that 70-90% of the risk of Chronic Diseases can be attributed to lifestyle. This means that what you eat, how you exercise, what your spiritual practises are, and how much stress you have in your life, may increase your risk of Chronic Disease.

Common Chronic Diseases

Diet, overweight, lack of exercise and smoking account for over 70% of stroke and colon cancer, 80% of coronary heart disease, and over 90% of adult-onset diabetes.(Willet,WC.Science,2002:296,695-697)


Functional medicine is intertwined in our very thought process, helping you to get to the root cause of your life challenges, whatever they may be.

How do we use Functional Medicine in order to help our patients?

We integrate science, research, and clinical insights to treat and prevent disease and maintain a healthy lifestyle for our patients.

Therapeutics and Prevention Strategies include:


  • Greater Feelings of Well Being
  • Improved Physical Health
  • Helps Prevent and Treat Illnesses More Successfully
  • Feeling more energetic
  • Combines very well with Drug Based Therapy
  • Supports you to Facilitate Life Changes
  • Is Specific to Your Body
  • Gives you a Healthier Heart and Digestive System
  • Provides Excellent Results especially for Chronic Illnesses

Conditions supported by Functional Medicine

All conditions can be supported with functional medicine. This is because functional medicine looks at the mechanisms by which illnesses are produced. All of these underlying mechanisms can therefore be supported alongside traditional medicine where appropriate, to heal underlying roots of disease, illness and symptoms.

Examples of conditions supported:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatique Symptoms
  • Gastroenterological problems
  • Oncology
  • Dermatology
  • Rheumatological Problems
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sports Nutrition 
  • Weight Loss  
  • Schizophrenia link to mental health
  • Parkinson’s disease link to neurological disorders
  • multiple Sclerosis link to neurological disorders
  • neurological symptoms and signs that have no obvious cause or medical label link to neurological disorders


We offer treatment for range of Functional Medicine conditions at the practice. You can find more details of each service on the pages below. Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information.

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease, Chronic Infection, M-SIDS (Multiple System Infectious Disease Syndrome) Lyme Literate Medical Doctors (LLMDs) are hard to find. This tickborne disease is on the increase, and most tests within...


This condition is becoming more quoted and well known in the UK. At its worst it represents a clinical picture of persistent histamine release, encouraging symptoms of true allergy...

Neurology Dysfunction

Conditions such as Altzheimers, Dementia, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease, Motor neurone disease, Headaches and others may be an be helped by a Biological systems approach when also combined with...


There are many options for treatment within standard or allopathic medicine. However functional medicine looks at the influence of the gut, the immune system, potential underlying stealth infections, detoxification (biotransformation) support,...


There are over a hundred conditions now known to be caused or related in some way to autoimmunity. One of the commonest of these is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Chronic Gut Problems

The gut is a hugely urgent control centre of the body and involves the complex processes of digestion and absorption through a very sophisticated membrane around which the immune...


Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) was first used as a term in the 1990s to describe a multi-symptom, multi-system chronic illness.

Thyroid gland

The thyroid gland is a small gland in our neck, which helps with the general balance or homeostasis of the body. Like many other hormones, these thyroid hormones can...

Obesity and Weight Loss

We all enjoy indulging from time to time and we all know that we should eat food which is good for us.


When conventional medicine talks about this devastating illness, it mentions no cure. But when Following functional medical guidelines, especially when caught early rather than in the late stages, it...


Epilepsy has been in the news a lot lately relating to the effectiveness of cannabis in treating people who have drug resistant epilepsy.

You are unique and we are ready to listen

©Copyright Private General Practice Services 2024 Ltd is registered by the Care Quality Commission – Certificate Number: CRT-566454930
Privacy Policy | Statement of Purpose | Terms and Conditions | Complaints Policy | Disclaimer | Made in Great Britain by S Gamble Design & Web Ltd