Springfield Hospital, Lawn Lane, Chelmsford CM1 7GU

We’re Essex’s leading and largest Private GP travel service. 

Welcome to health care with experienced, professional doctors who have the time for you. From general practice, health screening and medicals, to vaccinations, sexual health and travel clinics, you can be sure our discreet, personal service will give you the treatment and support you need, when you need it.

We are open to see new and registered patients. You will be screened before attendance over the phone and at the front entrance to the hospital.  We are available for same day appointments, evening appointments, and are open on Saturdays.

You must not attend a GP surgery or pharmacy if you have a fever and a cough or flu like symptoms. If you have symptoms of coronavirus please contact 119 by telephone to arrange a coronavirus test  or contact gov.uk. If you are feeling very ill with your symptoms you can phone 111 for advice. 



Free customer parking is available in the Springfield Hospital car park.


Opening Times

  • Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm
  • Friday 8am-5pm
  • Saturday 8am-1pm


Children's Health

We provide family friendly healthcare support for children’s issues, including acute care and chronic medical problems.
Our experienced and friendly GPs are here to help your child, with a range of treatments to suit their needs. 

Acute Care - 15 Minutes

(Dependent on location)


Chronic Medical Problems and Initial Review - 30 minutes

(Dependent on location)


General Practice

Whether you’re looking for care for yourself or your family, an alternative to the NHS, or require a one-off service such as a vaccination or sexual health review, the Private GPs can help. 

Telephone consultation

(Registered patient only)


First appointment – 30 mins

(Dependent on location)


Travel consultation

(First appointment only)


Repeat prescription

(Registered patient only)


Standard consultation – 15 mins

(Dependent on location)


Health Screening

Well-person health checks by experienced General Practitioners. Being proactive and identifying issues early is key to keeping yourself well. We offer three regular packages to suit your needs.

Full health checks for men and women

£300 deposit required at booking

Bronze Package


Silver Package


Gold Package



Get your HGV and taxi drivers, visas, employment, performance and pre-sporting event medicals quickly and easily. 





Emigration Visa


Men's Health

We provide support for a range of men’s health issues, including prostate checks and testosterone services with extended check ups. Our prostate appointments include a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which is a blood test to help diagnose prostate problems.

Prostate check with GP (includes PSA test)


Extended check up including Testosterone


Nurse Services

Our nursing services have a range of services available including routine smear testing and blood tests.
Our team will provide you with support and personable care to ensure your health requirements are met.

Routine smear test with Nurse


Taking blood test - 15 minutes

(Dependent on location)


Sexual Health

Discreet and confidential prevention, sexually transmitted disease testing & treatment. Whether you’re concerned about your sexual health or in need of emergency contraception fast, Private GP Services can help you. You can choose a male or female doctor for your visit and you’ll be able to see the same GP throughout your whole treatment.


Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea



HIV, Hep B, Hep C & Syphilis


Urine & Blood

Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Hep B, Hep C & Syphilis


Swab & Blood

Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Hep B, Hep C & Syphilis


Smear & Blood

Cervical Screening, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Hep B, Hep C & Syphilis


HIV Only



Whether you’re looking for routine vaccinations, travel vaccinations or vaccines that are not available within NHS, then Private GP Services can assist you. Our friendly and experienced doctors will offer personalised advice for you and your family. There is no need for a long wait – you can book today.

Vaccine appointments for new patients (FIRST appointment)

If you attend for a course of vaccines you will not be charged every time



£80 each




Hepatitis A and B combined


Hepatitis A and Typhoid combined


£75 with certificate

Women's Health

We provide support for a range of women’s issues, including  menopause, fertility, menstrual cycles (irregular or heavy periods), breast care, pelvic pain disorders, and gynaecological cancers including cervical or ovarian cancer. 

Our team of clinicians are here to help you, with a range of treatments, investigations, screenings, and preventative treatment options to suit your needs. 

Menopause & HRT Assessment


Women's Health Assessment including Routine Smear Test


6 week baby "Mother and Baby" check up


General Women's Health Consultation (15 minutes)



Whether you're looking for care for yourself or your family, an alternative to the NHS, or require a one-off service such as a vaccination or sexual health review, the Private GPs can help. We treat acute and chronic illnesses and provide preventive care and health education to adults and children alike.

Our services include General Practice, Health Screening, Medicals, Mole Screening, Sexual Health, Travel Clinics & Vaccinations.

You can book an appointment over the phone by calling us on 01245 234 134.

Our pricing page provides pricing details for each of our services.

You can choose 15 minute (£90) or 30 minute appointments (£165). 

No additional charge is made for the issue of private prescriptions or private sickness certificates if required within consultation. We are happy to complete any claim forms for referral. 

For more information, please call us on 01245 234 134

No, you don't need to de-register from your NHS GP practice. You can choose to visit us for an appointment at any time. 

Our standard GP consultation times are 15 minutes, but we also offer 30 minute appointments. You can select the appointment type based on your preferences. 

Free parking is available in Springfield Hospital Car Park. You must provide your Car Registration details when you enter the building. 

The Team

Dr. Sibel Peck


Dedicated to providing her patients with excellent medical care, Dr Peck is proud to work in an environment that allows her to give each patient all the time and attention they need. Her patience, knowledge of family medicine and caring nature makes her the perfect choice for your health care.

Dr Peck has an interest in Acupuncture and is experienced in all aspects of child health. As a mother with three children, she appreciates the pressures on working mothers and the importance of their health needs. Being from Turkish parents, Dr Peck is fluent in Turkish and is happy to consult in this language if required.

Dr. Jo Josson McConnell


Keen to offer her patients a high standard of care, Dr Jo Josson McConnell joined Private GP Services in 2011. She has an interest in tropical disease, gynaecology/sexual health and musculoskeletal problems although is comfortable consulting on all aspects of patient health. By combining her excellent listening skills and warm manner with the best of medical research.

Dr McConnell graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of
London in 2003. After completing her post-graduation medical and surgical training in London and Chichester she progressed on to work in paediatric and adult emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology in Sydney, Australia.

Returning to the UK in 2006, Dr Josson McConnell completed her training as a GP at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London. Here she gained accreditation as a sexual health doctor, received a fellowship from the Medical Research Council and took up roles on the Royal College of General Practitioners Trainee Committee.

Dr Josson McConnell also has a Masters from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine making her an excellent choice for all your travel advice. After graduation she worked as an NHS GP in Colchester before joining the team at Private GP Services in 2010. She has been a partner since 2016 and is the registered manager of Private GP Services.

Dr. Marit Dunn


Dr Dunn graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1996. She completed her house jobs at one of the world’s largest hospitals, The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, in Johannesburg before migrating north to the UK.

Dr Dunn spent 3 years in hospital medicine in Lincolnshire and Hertfordshire before completing her GP qualification in Norfolk in 2002. 

Since qualifying as a GP Dr Dunn has worked for the Uttlesford PCT and as a salaried GP in Great Dunmow before undertaking freelance GP work to accommodate family life and achieve a better work-life balance.


r Dunn enjoys being a generalist, embracing all aspects of general practice to facilitate a holistic approach and continuity of care for patients. Dr Dunn has a special interest in Aviation Medicine as is a qualified Aviation Medical Examiner.

Dr Dunn is married to a long haul airline pilot and has two children not to mention a small array of much-loved animals large and small. There is nothing she enjoys more than being a mum and being with her family. Dr Dunn joined Private GP Services at the end of 2017 as an associate.

Dr. Justin Barkham


An experienced General Practitioner, Dr Barkham has a wide range of knowledge in many aspects of health, including obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, general medicine, dermatology and men’s health. Living locally with his wife and two children, Dr Barkham is committed to providing the community with exceptional all-round health care and a GP service that’s second to none.


Graduating from St Thomas Hospital Medical School in London in 1988, Dr Barkham started his postgraduate training in Medicine at Worthing Hospital. He completed his surgical training at Colchester Hospital, before then undertaking General Practice training consisting of A&E, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Care of the Elderly, giving him a wide range of knowledge and experience.


After working as GP Registrar in Colchester, Dr Barkham went on to become a full-time partner within an NHS Surgery, where he worked for 22 years before joining Private GP Services in the spring of 2014. Dr Barkham believes in continuity of care and the importance of establishing a trusting relationship with all patients.

Dr Yenushka Abeyratna


Dr Abeyratna is passionate about General Practice and prides herself in listening to the needs of her patients, thereby providing holistic, patient-centred care. She can consult in all areas of medicine and has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in General and Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Musculoskeletal problems. She has a special interest in Mental Health, Paediatrics and Sexual & Reproductive Health.

Dr Charlotte Ridout


Dr Charlotte Ridout joined us in 2021. She is an experienced doctor having trained at Guy's Kings and St Thomas' Hospitals Medical School and graduating in 2007. She completed her GP training in 2013 and moved to Suffolk, where she grew up, and has worked as a GP ever since. She is proud to be raising her daughter in the manner in which she grew up and appreciates her Suffolk upbringing.
Charlotte prides herself in putting her patients first and practices in a holistic manner.
Her area of special interest is in children's health but she is proud to call herself a family doctor.

Thanks for adding her to the Chelmsford Team for now although she will move to the Colchester branch when the site is open.

Dr Katharine Daniel


After her initial year as a house officer in medicine and surgery she worked for a year in paediatrics and then went on to a 2 year GP training scheme at the Royal free Hospital working in General medicine, psychiatry, emergency medicine and obstetrics and gynaecology. She then did her registrar year in General practice at a London surgery before re-locating with her family, first to Hertfordshire and finally to Colchester due to her husband’s job in 2004. Since having her first child in 1999 she has worked part-time in NHS general practice, initially in Hertfordshire and then in the Colchester area.

Mrs Sue Webb

Travel Nurse Specialist

Sue is an experienced nurse who has worked in many specialties over the last 30 years. With an interest in Tropical diseases and experience of working with in Travel health over the last 5 years ,she would like to be able to offer her customers extra personal advice, to help make their trips safe and enjoyable


Reception Team Leader









Dr Abeyratna is passionate about General Practice and prides herself in listening to the needs of her patients, thereby providing holistic, patient-centred care. She can consult in all areas of medicine and has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in General and Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Musculoskeletal problems. She has a special interest in Mental Health, Paediatrics and Sexual & Reproductive Health.

Place your trust in us

Right from the intial opening of this invaluable private GP service the level of care has been first class. The partners have always operated extremely professionally and their knowledge, efficiency and expertise have never failed to impress me. I cannot recommend this setup and service more highly and whilst one hopes not to have to visit too often I wish them well!

Penelope Cherry

By recommendation, we first used their private service when our regular GP was unable to provide a satisfactory route to a second opinion but discovered a valuable alternative for our healthcare requirements – establishing a relationship that endures to this day. We have used the practice for a broad spectrum of issues – from personal wellbeing checks and advice, to more serious matters requiring specialist referral and in all matters have found them to be professional, attentive and supportive in equal measure. 

Kieron Murphy

For the last 20 years, I have been using Private GP Services at Springfield. I have never had anything but informative, detailed and well-explained diagnosis with every appointment I have had. I think we have covered most issues be it emergency broken ribs, 12 hours before we were due to fly, so they organised an x-ray on site and determined we could fly the next day, to more complext issues that were dealt with extreme sensitivity and kindness, to travel jabs, heart surgery support and so much more. 

M Petre, Ingatestone

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