Our team of private doctors are experienced in general practice as well as mental health, sexual health, gynaecology and menopause, children’s health and family planning.
Hala – Private GP
Hala was born in the United Arab Emirates and moved to London to start her medical school training at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals.
Hala has extensive private practice experience which started off in London and continued with her move to Warwickshire. She has a wealth of experience working in different general practice settings. She’s passionate about delivering a personal and premium service to her patients, supporting generations of families. Hala is always extending her knowledge by developing areas of specialist interest and has completed further diplomas in mental health, obstetrics and gynaecology (particularly the menopause), children’s health and dermatology.
Hala Lives in Solihull with her husband and three children who keep her on her toes. She is a keen runner and has completed a number of marathons, New York being the next one she has her eye on!
Lucy – Private GP
Lucy qualified from Nottingham Medical School with First Class Honours in 2006 and spent her house officer years and GP training around Cheltenham and Gloucester. She was an NHS partner at a practice in Cirencester before making the change to become purely private in 2016. Working within all aspects of general practice, Lucy has post-graduate diplomas in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Family Planning. She has also undertaken specialist training in perimenopause and menopause medicine and has strong links with local and London consultants. With a passion for continuity and availability, Lucy makes sure her patients get as much of her time as they need while keeping them up-to-date with the latest advances in medicine. Lucy has strong links with both private GPs and specialists in London as well as locally, and is very experienced in managing families who have more than one residence. She has a wealth of experience in managing large households and their staff.
Lucy grew up on the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire borders and lives locally with her husband, three children and their sausage dog Ferdie. She loves entertaining friends and cooking. She is keen on keeping fit and the recent lockdown has meant a newfound love for her Peloton bike. Skiing is a huge passion for the whole family and the children were on skis as soon as they could stand up. Lucy has travelled extensively although, since the arrival of her family, the locations are a little less exotic than they used to be.
Dr William (Liam) Linney – Private GP
Liam qualified from Warwick Medical School in 2012 and stayed in the area for his junior doctor training for two years prior to moving to Yorkshire to train as a Plastic Surgeon. During his surgical training, Liam gained extensive experience managing emergencies in the hospital but also in the community quickly becoming a real all-rounder. Liam particularly enjoyed the community aspect of his job prompting the decision to move to General Practice. He undertook his further training and on completing this worked as a Salaried and Locum Doctor in a variety of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire based practices. During this time he developed an interest in private medicine having heard about the different approach taken by the Linbury Doctors.
Liam was drawn to the Linbury doctors due to the bespoke nature of their work; centred around continuity, small list size and their availability to their patients. He has a particular interest in dermatology, minor surgery, children’s health and sports/exercise medicine.
In his spare time Liam likes to watch his home town team – Huddersfield, attempt to play football but also plays himself. Liam is proud to captain his local team for the past few years and really enjoys this special role within his local community. Liam has a young family and enjoys looking after his son Jack (as well as two cats Max & Paddy). When he is not playing football he likes to keep fit by riding his bike and going to the gym.
Gill – Practice Manager
Gill was born in Solihull and moved to Worcestershire where she settled with her family. With over 20 years of experience working in healthcare, Gill has spent the last 14 years managing GP practices in primary care. Passionate about providing an excellent patient experience, she began working with Linbury Doctors in 2021, supporting our private doctors Hala and Lucy in delivering bespoke private healthcare to members.
In her free time, Gill loves skiing in the French Alps and, during the warmer months, she enjoys relaxing in the beautiful harbour town of Salcombe in Devon. A keen traveller, one of her favourite adventures was to Hong Kong and one day wishes to visit Australia to see family. Fun fact – Gill was a rugby coach for 6 years!
Karen – Patient Coordinator
Karen will be providing coordination, secretarial and administrative support and delivering exceptional non-clinical care to the patients. She will be facilitating the doctors by ensuring that the appointments, referrals, prescriptions and any additional scans or tests are accessed quickly and efficiently, thereby providing excellent patient service.
Karen worked as PA to the Director of Nursing Services in Walsall during her twenties and moved to Stratford-upon-Avon over 30 years ago when she married Jonathan. They have two grown-up boys, an elderly retriever, and a rescue cat. While the children were growing up, she worked as a secretary in the Marketing Department at Avon Insurance then NFU. Karen has studied horticulture, became a plumber, worked in Customer Service at Waitrose and for the past 4 years has worked as a cover Practice Manager at the Warwickshire Nuffield Hospital mainly covering Ophthalmology but, also when needed Urology and other specialities. Karen loves learning new things, making people happy and her family.
Lynne – Administrator
Lynne is a highly patient-focused administrator with 25 years’ experience in Primary Care, General Practice and Secondary Acute care settings. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Information Governance, Data Quality and Patient Services and is always looking at ways to enhance our systems and communications with our members.
In her spare time, Lynne enjoys walking, being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Our Doctors are available in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, Cheltenham and Solihull. To find out more about our memberships, click here.
For a monthly fee, our members-only home visiting service gives you direct access to one of our private doctors.