A PLAISTOW couple are opening their own healthcare clinic following the difficulties they faced finding health care for their family.
Jane Nathan, 55, and her husband Rupert, 57, set up Healthcare On Demand multi-disciplinary clinics after struggling to find a variety of practitioners for their children, Olivia, 16 and Alasdair, 15.
Jane, a scientist and medical educator, said: “When things go wrong with our health, particularly for less urgent conditions or in the area of mental health, it can be hard to find the right practitioner to help.
“We want to provide a service where people, young or old, can access the healthcare they need, when they need it and in a comfortable and modern environment.
“This is the service we hoped for when we had to source healthcare for ourselves and our children, but it just wasn’t available.”
Opening in September, the clinics in Godalming and Guildford will offer a range of services, from a team of professionals including counsellors, nurses, clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, adult and paediatric dieticians, and a speech and language therapist.
Jane has a long background in science, health and education.
She was a lecturer in biological and health sciences and worked as a senior clinical scientist, developing new medicines for Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKline) for five years.
For the past 12 years, she has run a medical education company training scientists in new disease areas.
Rupert was brought up in Lickfold and is the son of the late Lord Nathan of Churt.