Our team comprises of :-

2 GP partners (Dr Shonagh Kutner (Senior Partner) & Dr Simon Braybrook

1 Business Partner and Practice Manager Mrs Christine Read

2 salaried GPs (Dr Kay Saunders & Dr Priya Palliwal)


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.


He predominantly works Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Mrs Christine Read (Business Partner/Practice Manager)


Butetown Medical Practice, Dr Kay Saunders & Partners, was founded in 1997 by Dr Kay Saunders and Christine Read (Practice Manager and Business Partner) and she became a partner in 2008. Christine has worked in the area for 30 years and is passionate about the delivery of primary care services for all the patients in the practice.


Dr Kay Saunders MBE MA BM BCh FRCGP (Founding Partner & Salaried GP)

A female GP who qualified in 1981. 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 two and a half 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 Priya Paliwal

(biography pending)