Meet our Doctors and Nurses
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Meet our Medical DirectorsClick on the photos to learn more about our directors, Dr Brian McGirr and Dr Richard Angwin
Dr Brian McGirr
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.