Dr Justine Setchell at GP at London

Dr Justine Setchell


I’m Dr Justine Setchell, one of the partners of GP London W1. I once heard GPs described as navigators, and I thought that was an apt description of what we do. We build relationships with our patients, so we can help them navigate choppy waters if something does crop up.

I enjoy the executive medical service we provide. You’d think it would be very routine, but it offers an opportunity to get into the patient’s psyche and find a way to communicate with them, and when you can make a positive change, it’s gratifying.

I’m on the GP committee for the Independent Doctors Federation, and we have been working hard to create a closer working relationship with NHS practices. As private GPs, it would be practical to be able to access our patient’s records automatically so we can deliver joined-up care. Certainly, with our Menopause Management service, I see our part as relieving the pressure on the NHS. Our NHS GP colleagues are overstretched, so our role is to devise a treatment programme and perform annual check-ups for our patients so that doesn’t fall upon their NHS GP.

Our USP is that we get stuff done. We are incredibly efficient, backed by a great team, and can offer a concierge-level service. But also delivering on promises is vital when someone is stressed about their health.

The beauty of general practice is that you’re learning something new with every patient, which fires my general thirst for knowledge. The day I lose my curiosity is the day I retire.

I also learn from my consultant colleagues all the time – our access to the best specialists in the UK means we’re always kept abreast of the latest developments.

Outside of work, sport is my medicine. I always keep active and love running, cycling, swimming, and playing golf. We’re lucky enough to live in London and make the most of all that it has to offer including the theatre, opera, and exhibitions. Never knowingly not busy – even away from work!

In Brief

Qualified from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1990

Completed her post-graduate specialist training in General and Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Psychiatry

Trained as GP

Obtained the diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG)

Qualified in Occupational Health Medicine (DipOccMed)

Gained the British Menopause Society’s Advanced Certificate in the Principles and Practice of Menopause Care

Was a school medical officer for 10 years at a girls independent day school, gaining valuable experience in managing the issues faced by teenagers today

Was the Occupational Health Physician for John Lewis Oxford Street between 2008 and 2017

Works as an Associate in Mr Nick Panay’s clinic, Hormone Health, in Harley Street

Dr Setchell is an active member of the Independent Doctors Federation and Chelsea Clinical Society, currently sitting on the IDF GP committee

Member of the British Menopause Society


Members of General Medical Council
Members of Royal College of General Practitioners
Members of Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
Members of Independent Doctors Federation
Members of Faculty of Occupational Medicine
Members of British Menopause Society

Kind Words from our Patients

“Dr Setchell is extremely thorough, patient, kind, and very knowledgeable and takes time to know her patients, and to find the very best treatment or solution for them.”