Meet the people behind the new Beaconsfield Clinic. We’re all here to help you in any way we can and are dedicated to providing you with the very highest levels of treatment and care.
Chief Executive Officer
Gary joined DOCTORNOW in June 2019 and brings with him 20 years’ experience of design, development and leadership of healthcare businesses. With a primary focus on process and culture, Gary has an energetic and hands on approach to developing systems and teams to deliver a high standard of healthcare. In his spare time, apart from running and attempting vehicle restorations, Gary enjoys regular coaching sessions with his three children on current fashion, music and teen language trends!
Dr Brian McGirr
Chief Medical Officer
Born in Belfast, my Father’s work took us to Zambia when I was 5. We returned to Buckinghamshire in 1975 where I was educated at Aylesbury Grammar School and went on to study medicine at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, graduating in 1987.
I founded DOCTORNOW 14 years ago, following a 15 year career in the NHS. My motivation and passion for starting DOCTORNOW is unchanged; I still believe the patient should be at the centre of everything we do and treated as an individual on their own merits.
Over the past 12 years, my colleague Richard Angwin and I have established a team of excellent clinicians who share our patient centred philosophies and between them have a wide range of specialisms.
My special medical interests are paediatrics; musculoskeletal and respiratory medicine and managing complex medical cases.
My wife, Jane, and I have 3 sons. I am a keen Wasps and Ireland rugby supporter; I also enjoy spending time with family and friends. I keep fit by walking the dog, who is always up for a walk whatever the weather!
Whilst I am no longer taking on new patients as my list is currently full, I am very proud of the medical team here. I am confident that, whichever of my GP colleagues you see, you will be extremely well looked after.
Dr Richard Angwin
I grew up on the Essex coast where I spent a lot of my time sailing!
I studied medicine at Saint Bartholomew’s Medical School, graduating in 1977. I then embarked on a surgical career, specialising in cardiothoracic surgery and becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. In the late 1980s I decided to move into general practice and, following 2 years GP training, became a private GP in London working in both Notting Hill and at the London Wellman Clinic.
My special medical interests are cardiology and men’s health, including testosterone replacement treatment.
I began working with Brian McGirr at DOCTORNOW in 2005. We subsequently became business partners and over the last 12 years I have really enjoyed seeing the way DOCTORNOW has evolved and developed.
My wife Barbara and I have two grown up sons and two black Labradors – the latter helping to keep us fit! We both enjoy country pursuits, in particular clay pigeon shooting and long rambles.
Each member of our GP team was hand-picked by Brian and I, not only for their medical expertise but also for their caring and empathetic clinical approach. So, although I am unable to take on any new patients as my patient list is currently full, I can be sure that any of my GP colleagues will provide you with excellent care.
Dr Mia Murray
Mia joined the practice after a 22 year career in the NHS, and brings a wealth of experience. While her special areas of interest include minor surgery and joint injections, her real passion is family planning and women’s health.
Born in the Midlands but raised in Cornwall, Mia loves the ocean and to run the coastal paths – a lifelong love affair with the elements.
A keen athlete, she takes part in road bike racing and triathlons – and is often seen running through Beaconsfield and the surrounding countryside with her black labrador Shadow.
Mia is married to Charlie, a gastroenterologist, and they have three children. Spare time is spent taking the children to their various activities, running in general, and enjoying the outdoors.
At home, she loves film and music, and to eat and drink with friends and family.
Dr Nik Chopra
Nik brings a particular expertise in men’s health to the team, having specialised in urology prior to becoming a GP. His other special interests include minor surgery and joint injections.
Nik shares his life with Lucy, also a GP, and their two young children, who take up most of his spare time.
Nik recognised that he particularly enjoyed the clinical interaction with patients while practicing as a Urology Registrar at The Royal Marsden. He decided he could bring the experience and expertise from his work in hospitals to general practice, where he enjoys the daily challenge of helping people with a wide variety of problems.
When he’s not working or looking after his young children, Nik loves a game of golf, although since the arrival of his children he hasn’t had much time to polish his 8 handicap. He is teaching himself to play the guitar, is a keen photographer – and loves good food and good company.
Head of Operations
Emily (Em) joined the practice in 2008 and has worked her way up the ranks from Receptionist, Senior Receptionist, Memberships Manager, Assistant Practice Manager and eventually to Operations Manager. Em has a thorough understanding of all aspects of the practice and thrives when there is an opportunity to lead on a project; this was particularly valuable during the Little Hall Barn building project. When she is not heads down and planning, Em enjoys keeping fit with the help of her dog Quinn and horse Vigor.
Head of Finance
Nikki has been involved with DOCTORNOW since its inception and joined the company in January 2011. During this time she has helped guide the company through system development and implementation in order to support business need. Nikki enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her menagerie of animals and walking in her local countryside in her spare time.
Head of Clinical Governance
Liz joined the full-time staff at DOCTORNOW in October 2020 after spending many years working for DOCTORNOW in an independent consultancy role. Liz brings a variety of experience having worked in many different health, pharmaceutical and educational settings. Along with her desire for ensuring we offer a high quality of service; Liz has a passion for developing people and is also a Health Coach.