Clinical Staff

Dr Kay Saunders MBE MA BM BCh FRCGP (Founding Partner) is a female GP who qualified in 1981. She was born and brought up near Nottingham. She studied medicine at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. She then moved to Middlesbrough, where she trained as a GP on the Cleveland VTS. She has 2 daughters.  Her husband’s job moved to South Wales in 1994 and they moved to Cardiff. In 1995 she joined a practice in Grangetown, leaving it to set up, with the support of Christine Read, the single-handed practice in Butetown in 1997.

She has long had an interest in the health needs of people who are homeless, and has done postgraduate training in substance dependencies.

Dr Saunders’ main interest, outside medicine and family, is music. She plays the violin in several orchestras and chamber music when she can.

Dr Saunders works four full days, usually not working in the practice on a  Monday.  She is a member of Bro Taf LMC (local medical committee) and the BMA General Practitioners Committee Wales.

She was awarded an MBE in the 2011 New Year’s Honours list for services to healthcare and homeless people in Cardiff.

Dr Shonagh Kutner BSc. MB BCh. MRCGP (Senior Partner)

(biography pending)

Dr Simon Braybrook (Partner)

Dr Simon Braybrook BSc. Pub Health (Cardiff, 2005) MBBCh (Cardiff 2006) MRCGP (2011) Pg Dip. Psychiatry (Distinction – Cardiff, 2014)

Dr Braybrook, the male GP at the practice, qualified from Cardiff University in 2006. He grew up in Kent and has lived, studied and worked in South Wales since 2000. As an undergraduate interested in international health, he worked in South Africa, the Gambia, Burkina Faso and Rwanda. He did his GP training in the Bridgend area, worked as a sessional GP throughout the South East Wales valleys and most recently worked with Cardiff University teaching medical students and doing research. His main clinical interest is in mental health and wellbeing. If you have the misfortune to ask him about his hobbies, he will happily bore you about geocaching, table top games and scouting.

He predominantly works Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Priya Paliwal

(biography pending)

Dr Jill Davies MSc MB BCh Dip Therapeutics Dip Ethics is a female GP who qualified in 1983

Dr Davies usually works all day Tuesday, Wednesday morning and all day Friday.


Professor Kamila Hawthorne FRCGP BM BCh

Dr Hawthorne usually works on a Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.



  • Dr Kay Saunders & Partners

    Butetown Health Centre
    Loudoun Square
    CF10 5UZ
    Tel: 029 20 483 126
    Fax: 029 20 471 879

  • General Practitioners

    Dr Kay Saunders
    Dr Jane Fenton-May
    Dr Jill Davies
    Dr Maria Johnson
    Dr Kamila Hawthorne

  • Practice Nurses

    Sister Jacqueline Haines
    Sister Valmai McDonald

  • Practice Manager

    Christine Read