Dr Neha Sahay
General Practitioner, Visa Medicals
MBBS, MPhil (Northern Institute for Cancer Research), MRCGP
I grew up in sunny Sydney, Australia, and completed my Medical degree there in 2006 from the University of New South Wales. After having worked in the Australian healthcare system for 2 years, I moved to the UK in 2009 to pursue academia, research and a Masters degree.
I completed a year of clinical research in bladder cancer stem cells at Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University. My research findings were published in a scientific journal, and I received my Masters in Philosophy degree. My plans to return to Sydney to pursue a career in Oncology and research were overturned, however, and I fell quite in love with the lush English countryside, charming quaint little villages, and abundance of history and culture.
I moved to Birmingham and worked at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Oncology and Intensive Medicine for a year. However, I found that a hospital-based career was not for me, and I much more enjoyed the close and continuing interactions with patients that take place in General Practice. I completed my General Practice training in 2015 from Solihull, and have been working as a GP in the NHS since. I love the one on one interaction that comes with being a GP, and being able to be part of that person’s health journey.
I have also been working as a private GP since 2017, which has been very fulfilling as I can focus solely on my patient. However, I wanted to develop a private GP service that was honest, balanced and exceptional. Just like when I was living in Australia, we always had a choice of whether to see a private GP or a Medicare (NHS equivalent) GP … then why not have this choice readily available here?
Spire Little Aston Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
On a personal note, I have young twin daughters and am enjoying discovering positive parenting with them. I love being close to nature. I am passionate about health and nutrition, and especially how our diet and lifestyle play a huge part in how we feel physically and emotionally. Travelling is what gets me excited, and music is my favourite way to relax.