Private GP chain buys firm to grow its offering

Doctors Clinic Group (DCG) has acquired Soma Health to add into its occupational health arm along with existing provider, Maitland Medical.  

Dave Mezher

The acquisition is part of an ongoing growth strategy led by its chief executive Dave Mezher, former Vitality deputy chief executive.

He said: ‘Our ambition has been to create a healthcare services platform that can provide occupational health along with primary, secondary and other health services to our individual and corporate customers. 

‘With the addition of our new partner, we are well on the way to becoming a leader in this space and to use the skills and experience in the respective teams to drive leading-edge healthcare solutions and offer everyone the opportunity to put their health first.’

Originally named London Doctors Clinic (LDC), the GP chain was launched in 2014 to provide convenient GP appointments to London commuters, tourists and business travellers. 

In 2022, the business expanded its offering from face-to-face primary care to include secondary care, telehealth and occupational health services.

Its primary care business operates from 23 clinics in central London, the South, Manchester and Birmingham. 

They offer extensive secondary care and consultant services as well as working with partners across the country for services such as imaging and diagnostics, physio, dermatology and orthopaedics. 

DCG also has a comprehensive telehealth offering including international video services.

 London Doctors Clinic is the trading name for clinics in London.