Sophie Barnett

NHS at Bath Clinic

Sophie is a highly motivated and efficient medical secretary with 8 years experience in providing high quality administrative support within a healthcare setting.


Gail Lane

Private Practice Manager

Gail has worked in healthcare administration for over 20 years in both a surgery and a hospital setting. Her experience and attention to detail will ensure that all private patients will receive the highest level of care. Gail is also the Medico legal secretary for Mr Chambler.

Ellen Hinge

NHS at Sulis Hospital

Ellen has been in medical administration for 12 years. As well as providing the essential Secretarial support for the practice she is also a Patient Administrator Supervisor for the NHS team at Circle Bath Hospital. A busy schedule but her expertise allows her roles to be managed successfully

Dr Daniel J Quemby.

Consultant anaesthetist
MBBS(Hons), BSc(Hons), BSc.Med.Sci, MRCS, FRCA.

Dr Quemby has considerable experience in anaesthesia for trauma and elective orthopaedics as well as emergency medicine. This expertise involves preparing patients for major surgery to reduce their risk and likelihood of complications. He has worked with many surgeons over a number of years to reduce patient risk and optimise them to be as fit as possible before surgery. Dr Quemby particularly enjoys upper limb anaesthesia as he is an ultrasound regional anaesthesia (USRA) enthusiast and completed the first fellowship in regional anaesthesia at Torbay hospital in 2014. He has published papers in this field and has run courses for the Royal college of anaesthetist’s and regularly teaches the specialty.  His main areas of clinical practice are Awake upper limb orthopaedic elective and trauma surgery, Lower limb hip and knee surgery, plastic surgery and foot and ankle surgery

Marek Kaminski

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Marek Kaminski qualified from Warsaw Medical Academy, Warsaw, Poland in 1985. In 1992 I completed my specialist training in anaesthesia and intensive care in Poland and since 1994 worked as a consultant anaesthetist and intensivist in hospitals in Poland and from 2003 in Denmark. In Denmark I completed diploma training in advanced pain medicine and have been working in this field for over 15 years. I moved to UK in 2009 and joined Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre as a consultant anaesthetist. I developed my interest in interventional pain treatment by attending courses in UK and Europe. Apart from a regular work as an anaesthetist I ran interventional pain clinics at Shepton Mallet and Cirencester Treatment Centres. I joined Circle Bath Hospital in 2019. My professional interests concentrate around day-case anaesthesia, regional blocks and pain management

Dr Lydia Knoell

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Lydia Knoell graduated from the medical facility of J W Goethe University in Frankfurt Germany in 1986. She started the medical career in general medicine in paediatrics and then began her training in anaesthesia and intensive medicine and emergency medicine in 1990. Dr Knoell qualified as a specialist in anaesthesia in 1996 and began working as a consultant in anaesthesia in intensive care unit at the general district hospital, Erlenbach am Main, Germany. She moved to the UK in 2007. She worked in UK hospitals, orthopaedic treatment centre Runcorn, St Mary’s NHS Hospital IOW and Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre with main focus on orthopaedic procedures. Dr Lydia Knoell joined the Circle Bath Hospital in 2019. Her main interests are in optimising post-operative pain release by performing central regional anaesthesia (spinals) and all varieties of ultrasound-guided peripheral regional anaesthesia (nerve blocks). In cases where general anaesthesia is appropriate it is performed as a total intravenous anaesthesia.

Darren James

MCSP Senior Physiotherapist

Darren specializes in musculoskeletal outpatients and sports physiotherapy, and has been with Circle Bath since its opening in 2010.

Darren qualified from the University of the West of England in 2005 and began his physiotherapy career working with Torquay United Football Club as the first team physiotherapist where he spent two very busy seasons managing all the medical needs of the players.

He then spent a further two years in a busy private hospital physiotherapy department, primarily treating musculoskeletal outpatient and orthopaedics inpatients in Salisbury. Alongside which he continued to work with semi-professional football clubs in the South-West and running musculoskeletal outpatient clinics in several leisure centres.

During London 2012 Paralympic Games, Darren provided physiotherapy to the athletes and coaches.

Darren is working alongside Mr Andrew Chambler, in the Specialist Orthopaedic Shoulder Clinics and worked hard to gain an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy at Bath University in 2017.

Matt Shepherd

MCSP Senior Physiotherapist

Matt is a senior physiotherapist who specializes in musculoskeletal outpatients and sports physiotherapy.

Having graduated from Huddersfield University in 2002 he worked for a number of years within local NHS Hospitals before specialising into sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. With extensive post-graduate training in Manual therapy, acupuncture, taping and rehabilitation he has acquired the skills to manage complex presentations with expertise.

Rachael Whitehouse


After qualifying from Keele University in 2006, Rachael gained a wealth of experience at several large teaching hospital in London. She then transferred to the private sector specialising in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, and also trained to be a certified pilates instructor. By working in different specialties throughout the course of her career, Rachael is able to provide a truly holistic approach to assessment and treatment. She enjoys working with clients whatever their age or goal, and will work with them to ensure their rehabilitation programme is meaningful to them so they feel empowered and motivated.

Rachael has joined the team at The Medical, located in Bath and Midsomer Norton. Rachael prides herself on building strong relationships with every client and helping them return to the sports or hobbies they love.

Carolyn Humphrey

Grad Dip Phys MCSP MAACP

I am an experienced and enthusiastic Physiotherapist, specialising in treatment of musculoskeletal, sports and spinal problems and am also trained in Clinical Pilates, Acupuncture and Shockwave Therapy. I qualified in 1993 from The Middlesex Hospital School of Physiotherapy in London, then spent 5 years in the NHS. It is this period which gave me a large base of experience to then be able to move on in Physiotherapy and specialise. I then travelled to Australia, working for two years in a clinic with close ties to a health club, I treated many sportspeople including Paralympians in preparation for the 2000 Olympic Games. The treatment of the upper limb – especially shoulder – has become a focus for me, having attended training with top research physios from the UK and Australia. I have worked at Glencairn House Clinic in Sherborne, Dorset, since 2013; working with patients of all ages, requirements and abilities to help them reach their optimum potential and recovery after injury or surgery. I look forward to meeting (and treating) you.

Kim Acton

MCSP Senior Physiotherapist, MHCPC, MAACP

After qualifying at the  University of West of England in Bristol in 1999 Kim worked in various areas of the NHS within the Bath area.  

Following a period specialising in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Bristol,  Kim made the move into the private sector in 2006 at the Bath Clinic.

Kim is now a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist specialising in shoulders and enjoys being able to work closely with the consultants at the Bath Clinic to provide the highest level of care and treatment to all of her patients

Claire Winstanley

BSc (Hons), MSc, MMACP, MCSP

Claire Winstanley qualified from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle in 2001 with a Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree. She worked as a Physiotherapist at the Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Trust before working in New Zealand on the National burns unit in Middlemore Hospital, Auckland. On her return to the U.K. she specialised in musculoskeletal rehabilitation at Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust and at St. Mary’s Hospital Imperial NHS Trust in London. In 2009, Claire enrolled on the MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy course at Cardiff University, graduating in 2014 with accredited MMACP membership, whilst continuing to work at Sulis hospital, Bath. Claire has a specialist interest in shoulder rehabilitation, having previously worked in Mr Chambler’s shoulder orthopaedic clinic diagnosing shoulder conditions and reviewing patients after orthopaedic surgery. Claire has now started her own physiotherapy clinic in Warminster, Chatley Court Physiotherapy, which strives to provide a friendly and professional service to her patients. Claire enjoys camping and cycling trips with her family in her spare time. She is also a member of the military wives choir and volunteers her time to St Johns Ambulance. View her website.

Richard Clarkson

Radiologist in YDH

Having Graduated from Birmingham University in 1997 I proceeded to surgical training and after gaining my MRCS progressed to Radiology training in Edinburgh before taking up my consultant post in Somerset in 2007. I specialise in Musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging and image guided intervention and am the lead MSk Radiologist in Yeovil working closely with all my Orthopeadic and Rheumatology colleagues. I also specialise in sports injury imaging and have a long history of working with local, regional and national elite sports teams as well as supporting international athlete imaging at the 2012 Olympics. I have been a member of the British Society of Skeletal Radiologists since 2008.

Dr Ynyr Hughes-Roberts

Consultant Radiologist

Ynyr is a Consultant Radiologist with sub-specialty expertise in musculoskeletal, rheumatology and sports imaging. His undergraduate medical studies were completed at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College, London in 2004. During his medical training he obtained an Intercalated BSc in Orthopaedic Science from University College London. He was based at the Biomedical Engineering campus at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. He obtained his FRCR during his Radiology training at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and subsequently returned to Imperial College to complete a year-long MSK Radiology Fellowship. He is a member of the British and European Societies of Skeletal Radiology. Ynyr is a keen teacher and is a faculty member on the highly regarded Aintree and Cambridge FRCR 2b Courses. Ynyr was appointed as a Consultant in 2016 at the Royal United Hospital and also works at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disease. Ynyr works closely with his musculoskeletal colleagues – Drs Graham Robinson, Richard Graham, Marianna Thomas and Gary Cross. Together they provide a complete Radiology service including MRI, CT and Ultrasound imaging. They offer a comprehensive interventional service, performing image guided steroid and high volume injections as well tendon barbotage procedures and shoulder hydrodistention. Image guided nerve root injections are also offered. These image procedures can be performed under CT, ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. As a group they regularly work in the elite sports world including Premiership Rugby.

Dr. Andrew Souter

FRCA FFPMRCA Consultant in Pain Medicine

After training in pain management in Dallas Texas and Oxford England, Dr Souter started as a consultant in pain management and anaesthesia in Bath in 1996. A caring and compassionate doctor with a wealth of experience in pain management he remains passionate in his support of patients with persistent pain problems. He has co-authored a textbook on back pain and he also works as a medical expert witness in pain-related cases in the courts.

Dr Michael Coupe

FRCA FFICM FFPMRCA Consultant in Pain Medicine

Dr Coupe has been a pain consultant in Bath since 2004. Qualifying in medicine in 1995, he undertook specialist anaesthetic and pain training in London and Bristol. In addition to expertise in the drug management of persistent pain (he has co-authored a book on drugs in persistent pain) and the psychological impact of chronic pain, he is highly skilled in interventional pain medicine and regional anaesthesia. He is frequently called on to provide pain interventions for elite athletes.

Dr Shefali Kadamband

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain management
University hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Dr Kadambande began a career in Medicine in 1987 in Mumbai, India. She was awarded the Gold medal for the Diploma in Anaesthesia exam and has been an academic achiever throughout her career. She is a firm believer of a holistic patient centred approach to pain management and to that effect also offers medication management, and several ultrasound and x-ray guided injections, Acupuncture , neuromodulation etc. She was one of the first in Wales to be awarded the FFPMRCA by the Faculty of pain medicine and is currently practising as a Consultant at the teaching University hospital of Wales, Cardiff. She is also a member of the British pain society, Royal college of Anaesthetists and features on the specialist register of the GMC.

Contact: Rebecca David (secretary)- 07846959440


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