We bade a hearty farewell to all our friends and colleagues and thank them for their well wishes, good reviews and messages of support. This practice is closed. It stopped trading, after a decade's commitment to local and international families and companies.

We wish to acknowledge the long serving staff who worked at the centre, including: Robert Arlt, Sophie Niedermaier, Ursula Radloff (Associates and Prevention Aid Ltd Directors (November 2017), Giada Frontino,  Katharina Schramm-Gajraj (Katharina Schramm Limited), Frank Gollub and Elizabeth Peregrine.

Robert (Consultant Paediatrician and previous Lead for Safeguarding Children) and Ursula Radloff left the practice in 2018 to set up a new service (Harley Street) at Queen Anne Street.

Frank Gollub usually scans privately at Spire Healthcare (formerly St Anthony's Hospital).

Giada Frontino mainly consults and scans from Health share Clinic West London (Formerly known as Riverside Clinic)

For a service contact Britta Derbuch-Markovic at MedicaOptima London (previously Prosana Kingston Limited)


There were many achievements the team shared, including milestones such as being commended and awarded by the local Chamber of Commerce in the Best Professional Services Firm category (2012, 2014 and 2016). 

An Integrated Governance Framework for the Independent Sector

The model of service provision developed by the team represented an innovative approach to health services provision in the UK. It combined the skills of GPs with that of specialists in a primary care setting. The use of ultrasound by all the specialists supported their offering. An Integrated Governance Framework, of which you may download a copy below, was developed by the team. The framework represents a unique contribution to knowledge.  It can help an organisation track concerns and proposes practical solutions to governance issues within the independent sector.

In addition, the directors launched a bid to retain the old Hospital on Kew Foot Road. There was a proposal for a diagnostic  and  fertility  centre, an independent and NHS-service, laboratory, dentist, sports physio service, nursery,  medical museum and conference centre.  

Despite this, the service sadly closed in the wake of Brexit (2018) and then Covid (2020) and after a comprehensive Care Quality Commission inspection. This  inspection, together with two other prior comprehensive inspections, found the service including it's maternity provision to be GOOD, in all categories: 

Safe, Well-led, Effective, Responsive and Caring.

Community contribution

In addition to this extensive portfolio, the provider will also be remembered for all the thousands of local School Medicals it attended and for volunteering quality articles and medical content to many local and national publications including Baby London, Families on Thames and Parent News. A further highlight was the work undertaken by Robert Arlt; on how to safeguard babies with public presentations delivered at the Sandown Baby & Toddler Show (2017).  Other initiatives included an internship for Bio-Medical Sciences freshmen, with some success, to secure a place at Medical School, after their first degrees. The  graduates were then given funding and support to apply to Medical School or to consider other rewarding careers, within the health services.

Best wishes to Dottore London

Giorgia Bacco, the Dottore London nominated individual and her team of Italian specialists now consults from the old practice premises.

We know they will make good use of the facilities and equipment and we wish them well.

We also acknowledge the goodwill extended to this firm by Mr David Kilby, our Landlord who supported the transfer to Dottore London. He made a considerable contribution.

 We thank the team and their families, who gave their unfailing commitment to the 45 000 registered patients of this practice.  For longer than a decade they turned up, six days a week, on the same day to booked clinics to perform their consultations and scans.

We thank you all. Bis bald.

 Friends of RP