Rachel JakemanGP & Medical Health Coach

I am proud of my North Yorkshire roots having grown up and attended school in the Harrogate area. I qualified from Newcastle Medical School and completed GP training in York.

I have always been a keen generalist, interested in holistic care, delving deeper to get a true picture of what is going on. I used to do health and fitness assessments for BUPA which allowed me to do more in depth tests than were available on the NHS and spend time exploring clients' concerns and giving tailored advice. I am an experienced GP having qualified in 2000.

In 2009, I settled in the Cotswolds and became an NHS GP partner locally. I have particular interests in palliative care, mental health, wellness and nutrition - e.g. reversing Type 2 diabetes, fertility, women’s and children’s health. I am Practice Lead for Transgender healthcare. I am also training to be a Stott Pilates instructor. I work for an out of hours company doing remote triage work also.

I have been building on my interest and skills in Lifestyle Medicine and joined the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine. I have also attended the 'Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine' RCGP accredited course run by Dr R Chatterjee and colleagues and also 'The Future of healthcare is Lifestyle Medicine' run by Inspired Medics. I am now putting all my skills and knowledge into practice with WeightMatters in my medical health coaching role.

When not working, I can be found spending time with my family. I have 3 children and 2 step children. We have a lively Field Spaniel and an allotment. I also enjoy cooking and entertaining. I love doing Pilates and Spin. I am learning to play Golf...slowly!

Times and Fees

My Fees

  • £20060 min session
  • £14040 min session
  • £12030 min session

Days I'm available at WeightMatters

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

I am available at additional times for remote support using


Qualifications & Training

  • 2000 MRCGP (Merit)
  • 2000 DFFP
  • 1998 DRCOG
  • 1994 MBBS (University of Newcastle)
  • Other qualifications
    • 2016 Diploma in weight loss (level 4 NCFE)
    • 2015 Metabolic Balance Coach Training
    • 2015 Diploma in personal Nutrition
    • 2015 Family Planning Diploma Update
    • 2012 Minor Surgery Update Course
    • 2009 Trained as an Appraiser
    • 2005 Diploma in Diabetes Management in Primary Care
    • 1998 Child Health Surveillance Course
    • 1998 Minor Surgery Course
  • Recet courses
    • 2018 (Sept) Dermatoscopy Training for GP’s
    • 2018 (Sept) The Future of Healthcare – Lifestyle Medicine
    • 2018 (April) Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine
    • 2017 (March) Lead – Manage – Thrive

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Member of the Primary Care Dermatology Society
  • Member of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
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