About Us

Who are we?

Avante Health is a digital-enabled health company offering private GP services in England.

Our Mission

We have one simple aim: to bring exceptional ‘digi-physical’ healthcare to as many people as we can. To be successful, we believe there are 3 key ingredients:

    A ‘Digital Front Door’ - so you can conveniently access us at a time of your choosing.
    In Person Services - so you can get examinations and tests when needed.
    The ‘Doctor-Patient Relationship’ - so we get to know you and thus offer better personalised care.

We believe that our digi-physical health model can deliver a seamless journey for our patients in their most testing times. We recognise that when it comes to health, convenience of remote access can be priceless, but sometimes you just want to see someone.

Our Values

Helping people is at the heart of everything we do.

Building long-term relations

Optimising person-centred healthcare

Treating everyone with dignity, fairness and respect

What is a digi-physical service?

With ‘digi-physical’, your first contact with a doctor is always through a ‘digital-first’ remote appointment. If your doctor can safely treat you via video or telephone, they will do so. If, however, following your consultation you need (or want!) to see us in person, our doctor can book you in to our ‘in-person services’ within our catchment area.Our in-person services are provided via a combination of scheduled home visits to your door, and clinics.

Why digi-physical services?

We recognised that when it comes to your health, whilst the convenience and ease of access to remote appointments can be priceless, sometimes you need, or just want, to see your doctor, whether it be for an examination, a test, or simply reassurance.

What about our remote-only services?

Our founders have extensive experience in the delivery of remote only GP services. Many problems can be effectively managed remotely, and, where they can’t, helping to understand and navigate the available local services is often valued by patients. However, our belief is that, in the future, it will be seamless digi-physical care that patients will come to expect.

About Oliver Large

Alongside co-founding Avante, Ollie works as a GP Partner in Buckinghamshire. He has combined his NHS work with previous leadership roles in the digital health sector where he has been at the forefront of digital innovation in primary care. His roles include time as UK medical director at one of Europe’s largest digital health firms.

Ollie went into these roles 6 years ago with a firm belief that, in an ever more complicated world:

    Digital access to your doctor would soon become a must for patients.
    Digital health could deliver flexible, satisfying and productive working opportunities for healthcare workers.

Outside of work he enjoys running and mountain biking (when he gets a chance). His wife Shani is also a working GP and together they lead an enjoyable (yet hectic) life somehow both finding time to look after two sons...

About Shiraz Deen

Originally from Sri Lanka, I trained as a doctor in Manchester and moved to the Oxford Deanary to train as a GP. Since been working as a GP in the Thames Valley area for the past 10 years. I’m currently working as a NHS GP in Windsor, and a GP Trainer for the Oxford Deanary.

I have long been interested in developing more accessible services, and am the clinical lead of the local extended access service through which we deliver evening and weekend NHS GP appointments out of Windsor and Maidenhead. I co-founded Avante Health because I believe accessible, responsive, patient centred healthcare is essential as we move to a more connected future.

I live with my Family in Slough, and in our holidays we often return to Sri Lanka - or we did before the pandemic!

We want you to get to know us!

We believe in building long lasting doctor-patient relationships. we believe the benefits to both patients and doctors are countless. We want you to get to know our team, or one of our GPs. We will bring in GPs who share our vision of providing you longevity of care with one person or team.