Dr. Roberta Forlano | GP | Dottore London

Dr Roberta Forlano, MD, works as a Research Assistant at Imperial College London, where she is also is enrolled in a PhD program.


Work experience in Italy

In 2011, she graduated cum laude at the University of the Study of Foggia and, in 2017, she completed her Specialty Training in Internal Medicine cum laude. During her specialty training, she acquired experience in managing chronic disease (gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, metabolic disease such as diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidaemia) in both an inpatient and in outpatient setting. She particularly trained in the field of liver disease, with an interest in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and metabolic liver disease. She holds the National Diploma of Clinical Ultrasound (Italy 2018) and has an ongoing training in diagnostic endoscopy. She worked as an ad Locum consultant in the Accident and Emergency Department of both a secondary and tertiary care centre.


Work experience in UK

In 2016, she had a clinical attachment at King’s College London for 5 months, attending the Liver Intensive Care Unit. Since August 2016, she has been a clinical research fellow at Imperial College London in the Department of Digestive Disease – Liver Unit (St Mary’s Hospital). She has published several articles and conference papers in the field of NAFLD and she is in the editorial board member of 3 journals. She has been granted several bursaries and has been awarded a PhD Juan Rodes fellowship 2018-2021 from the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL).



Clinical and research background in Liver Disease. Clinical background in Internal Medicine (cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, gastrointestinal disease).



Italian, English, French

Dott.ssa Laura Ferrara | Gynecologist | Dottore London

Dr. Laura Ferrara is an Italian Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.

Dr. Ferrara graduated with a First Class degree in Medicine and Surgery and specialised in Gynaecology and Obstetrics at University of Catania.

Work experience in Italy

During her training, Dr. Ferrara’s clinical and research primary focuses were on Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound, with a specific interest in sonographic evaluation of adnexal masses, this being the subject of her thesis. Her practice was based at the Obstetrics and Gynaecological departments of Azienda Ospedaliera Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele and ARNAS Garibaldi-Nesima in Catania and the gynecological unit of ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo.
Dr. Ferrara has also gained further experience attending a specialist course on prenatal diagnosis and obstetric ultrasound at the Artemisia Centre in Rome.

Work experience in UK

After moving to London, Dr. Ferrara practiced as a Clinical Research Fellow focusing on gynaecological oncology ultrasound with a specific interest in adnexal pathologies at the Queen Charlotte and Chelsea Hospital – Imperial College healthcare NHS trust, where she was involved with research projects on the field. She also gained experience in obstetric ultrasound, diagnosis and patient management in early pregnancy and fetal medicine care.

Since May 2015 Dr. Ferrara has been working as a Clinical Fellow at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, completing her fellowship in Early Pregnancy and Acute Gynaecology.


Dr. Ferrara is an expert in gynaecology, early pregnancy and fetal medicine care. She is also an expert sonographer.


Italian, English.

Insurance Companies

Cigna approved doctor

Lombardo Constructions Group LTD

Lombardo Construction Group has been trading for more than 30 years in the construction and restoration market. Lombardo Construction has been always oriented towards the research and the innovation during design and construction phases with a precise care for details and quality control process.

The company is also able to offer to the client the know how in restoration, renovation and new built works for the required M/E services along with the statutory certification.

Our target is the full client satisfaction.

The construction process is based on three key elements:

  1. Sensibility to technology innovation
  2. Close attention to the change and evolution of the construction materials especially the ones with an environment low foot print
  3. An accurate control of construction cost and time as required by the evolving construction market


Planning and design of each works is made by the best architects and designers to guarantee high aesthetic and construction standard. Since the beginning of the works we make sure we have an accurate survey, we prepare an accurate cost estimate and a precise schedule of works that allow us to plan construction administration in advance to deliver the works on time and on budget.


Our experience allow us to build new project in a total secure and safe environment with the help of modern construction technology and using the best builders. All the project of the Company are targeted to be low foot print with high energy efficiency to make every work a secure and durable investment.


Lombardo Group has a long time experience in the restoration and renovation works of the full building, interiors and high-end project. It is able to interpret client’s needs and to develop the best solution case by case. In this market, attention to quality, to construction time and details is the basic rule of the Lombardo Company. In addition, thanks to its high qualify builders and the help of skilled consultant and reliable subcontractor, Lombardo Company is a able to provide a wide maintenance and renovation service on every type of building.


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Italian Psychologist in London – Finchley

I’ve been practising in Central London for a number of years, my private practice is in Old Street, Finchley & Holborn.

My counselling service is strictly confidential and I follow a codes of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I work on a open ended basis or for an agreed time period so therapy can last from 6 weeks to over 1 year.

My career as private practitioner and as a counsellor for few charities, has given me a wide experience, supporting people to find answers to their problems, solutions to their struggles, understanding the difficulties of life and working side by side.

Italian psychologist in London – Holborn

I am an Italian psychotherapist in London with experience and belonging to the professional English BACP.

I practice my profession in Chiswick, Old Street, Victoria and Brighton.

I work with my clients openly and without judgement; I prefer to see my clients a week for short periods or for long periods, this usually I decide with the client.

I am committed to help my clients to approach life in a more positive way and overcome various problems including:

  • anxiety and fears
  • grief and bereavement
  • isolation and loneliness
  • unhappiness and depression
  • crisis and existential void
  • drugs and alcohol dependencies
  • difficult relationships and separations
  • job stress and job loss
  • sense of inadequacy and incompetence
  • issues of cultural identity, sexual identity
  • posttraumatic stress disorder or panic attacks
  • phobias

Some of my clients are Italian and I love working with them, to use the same language I find that it helps a lot.

With our countrymen share fundamental experiences such as to fit into a new culture with values sometimes very different from ours, for example, food, human relations, the value of family, the value of friendship and to demonstrate our emotions openly.

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Not Just Bookkeeping Ltd – Contabilità Aziendale per PMI e Start-UPs

Not Just Bookkeeping is an award-winning accounting firm based in West London specialized in start-up and small-medium enterprises.

At Not Just Bookkeeping we, in fact, understand that small and medium businesses may have no time to do their books or perhaps just need an extra hand to help cut down on the costs involved with managing their own finances. Whatever the issue is, we are here to help you. Services designed around your needs

Who we are
Not Just Bookkeeping was started in early 2015 by a group of young professionals. Our main mission in life is to provide accounting services to small and medium-sized businesses with entrepreneurial aspirations. We aim to do this in a way that translates into growth.

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We work differently. Preparing the statutory accounts is just the beginning of the process. We come with a decade of real-world experience and will help you turn the annual accounts process into an exercise that delivers valuable commercial insight and also stay in touch throughout the year.

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Italian psychologist in London – Old Street

I’ve been practicing in Central London for a number of years, my private practice is in Old Street, Finchley & Holborn.

My counselling service is strictly confidential and I follow a codes of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I work on a open ended basis or for an agreed time period so therapy can last from 6 weeks to over 1 year.

My career as private practitioner and as a counsellor for few charities, has given me a wide experience, supporting people to find answers to their problems, solutions to their struggles, understanding the difficulties of life and working side by side.

Francesca Onori | Nutritionist | Dottore London

Dr. Francesca Onori is a registered dietitian, member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Dr. Francesca Onori is a registered dietitian. She graduated in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Federico II University in Naples in 2006. She then completed her training in human nutrition. She is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Work experience in Italy

Since 2007, she worked as a metabolic disorders and obesity dietitian in different clinics in Naples. She was also involved with teaching in schools and ran Healthy Eating Programmes for school-aged children.

Work experience in the UK

Dr. Francesca Onori moved to London in 2011 and has worked at Homerton University Hospital as a dietitian. She was involved in the care of patients, both children and adults, with metabolic disorders such as obesity. She also dealt with pregnant women and patients with malnutrition and Irritable bowel syndrome.


Expert in diabetes, Irritable bowel syndrome, weight management and childhood obesity, nutrition and healthy eating promotion.


Italian and English.

Dr Pietro Mazzariello | Physiotherapist | Dottore London

Pietro Mazzariello is an experienced physiotherapist with over ten years of experience in Italy and in the UK.

He graduated in Italy in 2007 and moved to the UK in 2012. He started his career providing treatments to patients with neurological and orthopaedic conditions and he then developed huge expertise in the musculoskeletal area offering different services such as acupuncture.


Work experience in Italy

He graduated in 2007 (University of Naples) obtaining first class honour in both Physiotherapy and Mental Health Rehabilitation Degree. He started working as an outpatient physiotherapist providing treatments to neurological and orthopaedic patients with sub-acute and chronic conditions. He then had the opportunity to attend a post-graduate osteopathic training course and a postural training course to broaden his skills.


Work experience in UK

He moved to the UK in 2012 and was appointed as NHS physiotherapist in several Trusts both in England and Scotland. He focused more on musculoskeletal pathologies providing designed and progressed individual treatment plans. He has attended the Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling training course and the K-taping Course. He has interests in pain management and he has recently attended a CBT course for physiotherapists.



Taping, Acupuncture and Dry needling, Musculoskeletal physiotherapy.



Italian and English


Insurance companies

Bupa, Cigna and Aviva approved doctor

Doctor Katy Vecchiato | Pediatrician | Dottore London

Dr Katy Vecchiato graduated in Medicine and Surgery and subsequently obtained a postgraduate degree in general Paediatrics at the University of Trieste, Italy.

Currently she is working as a Clinical Research Fellow for the King’s College London at the Evelina Perinatal Imaging Centre (St Thomas’ Hospital).

Work Experience in Italy

Through her 5 years residency program in Paediatriacs she worked in Trieste at the Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, covering both Paediatric and Neonatal areas.

Work Experience in UK

She worked as a Honorary Clinical Fellow at the Neonatal Unit at St Thomas’ Hospital London. Currently is working as a Clinical Research Fellow for the King’s College London at St Thomas’ Hospital, involved in neonatal brain imaging.


Paediatrics and Neonatology


Italian, English, Slovenian

Dr. Alessandra Frustaci | Psychiatrist | Dottore London

Dr Frustaci is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust in London.


Work experience in Italy
She graduated in Medicine and Surgery, and obtained a postgraduate degree in Psychiatry at Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome where she gained experience in general psychiatry. She then started practicing as a clinical psychiatrist in several clinics in Rome whilst continuing her academic career obtaining both a Postgraduate Master in “Epidemiology” and a Ph.D. in “Research and advanced methodologies in psychotherapy” at Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome. She is co-author of scientific publications in international journals.


Work experience in UK

Dr Frustaci moved to the UK in 2015 and worked as a specialty doctor at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, then as a locum consultant psychiatrist at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, and was eventually appointed as substantive consultant psychiatrist in Eating Disorders at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, based in St Ann’s Hospital in London.



Eating disorders, general adult psychiatry.



Italian and English.

Dr Fabio Castiglione | Urologist | Dottore London

Dr Fabio Castiglione is an Italian Urologist-Andrologist.

He obtained a degree in Medicine and Surgery and later completed his training in Urology at the Vita Salute San Raffaele University of Milan in July 2015. He is a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM).


Work experience in Italy

During his Urological training at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Dr. Castiglione focused mainly on andrology, infertility and prostatic surgery.


Work experience in Belgium

From January 2014 to January 2016, Dr. Castiglione was awarded by the European Urology Society (EAU) with a research / clinical fellowship in andrological-reconstructive surgery at the University of Leuven, Belgium.


Work experience in India

From January 2016 to November 2016 Dr. Castiglione worked as a senior fellow at the Institute of Urethral Surgery in Pune, India. During this fellowship, Dr. Castiglione has learned the most advanced surgical techniques for the treatment of urethral stenosis.


Work experience in UK

From November 2016 to February 2018 Dr. Castiglione worked as Clinical Fellow at the Department of Andrology and Reconstructive Surgery at the University College Hospital (UCLH) in London and, from February 2018 to November 2018, in the Department of Urology at Whittington Hospital.
From November 2018 Dr. Castiglione works at the Institute of Urology, University College Hospital in London, where he is part of the pelvic robotic team dealing mainly with malignant diseases of prostate and bladder but also of benign prostatic hypertrophy and surgical treatment of common urinary disorders.
He is author of numerous publications in international journals and is currently engaged as an invited speaker in numerous national and international conferences. In 2017, the European Society of Urology awarded him as the best European fellow in Urology. Member of numerous scientific societies, he has been a member of the scientific committee of the International Society of Sexual Medicine since 2018 and is the chairman of the commission for the international andrological guidelines.



Dr. Castiglione deals with all the diseases of the genitourinary system with particular interest in Andrology and prostate diseases.



Italian and English.

Dr Lorenzo Patrone | Radiologist | Dottore London

Dr Lorenzo Patrone is a Consultant Radiologist.

Work experience in Italy

Dr Lorenzo Patrone graduated with honours on July 2008. Between 2009 and 2015 he worked as Radiology Registrar at University Hospital San Martino – IST in Genoa as well as emergency medical care doctor for Croce Bianca Genovese.
Once finished his training, he started working as Consultant at University Hospital San Martino – IST Genova.

Work experience in the UK

Between 2013 and 2014 he worked as Fellow in Vascular Interventional Radiology at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London.
In 2016 he established himself in UK, being appointed as Consultant at Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospital in London.


Dr Patrone is expert in general radiology. He performs diagnostic ultrasound and he’s expert in US guided mini invasive treatments (biopsies, drainages, cist alcolisation). The cardiovascular field remains his area of interest, he covers the whole diagnostic spectrum and he is expert in arterial and venous Doppler ultrasound. He is also expert in mininvasive surgery, with a particular focus in venous pathology.
He has published numerous papers on prestigious international journals and he has presented his own scientific contributions at the most important european congresses.


Italian and English.

Insurance Companies

Dr Patrone is BUPAAXAPPAVIVAVitality approved doctor.

Dott.ssa Annalisa Crudeli | Gastroenterologist | Dottore London

Dr Annalisa Crudeli is a consultant in gastroenterology.

Work experience in Italy

He graduated in Medicine and Surgery at “Sapienza” University Policlinico Umberto I, where she trained to become a gastroenterologist. During her training, she gained experience in general gastroenterology, dealing with patients with acute and chronic disorders.

Work experience in UK

After her training she moved to the UK where she has been working in different hospitals such as St. George’s Hospital in London and Conquest Hospital East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. She has also attended an Endoscopy fellowship at Leeds Teaching Hospital. She is currently a PhD student but she also works as an Endoscopy Fellow at St. Mark’s Hospital.


Expert in gastroenterology disorders and in particular Inflammatory Bowel Disease.


Italian, French and English.

Dr Antonio Scalfari | Neurologist | Dottore London

Dr Antonio Scalfari is a consultant neurologist in London.

Work experience in Italy

He graduated in Medicine and Surgery at Messina University (Italy), where he trained to become a neurologist. During his training, he gained experience in general neurology, dealing with patients with acute and chronic neurologic disorders.

Work experience in UK

Since 2003 he has been living and working in the UK, carrying out both clinical and research activities. He worked for 3 years as research fellow at the Multiple Sclerosis Centre of Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford University. Since 2006 to 2011, he carried out a PhD in neuroscience at Imperial College London; his research project was funded by the Italian MS society. Between 2011 and 2013, he worked as research fellow (postdoc) at Imperial College, funded by the UK MS society. He is currently honorary research fellow, he participates to the teaching activities of medical students from Imperial College and continues his research activity in collaboration with other international research institutes.

Since 2006 he has been working at North West London Hospitals (Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals) initially as staff grade and subsequently as consultant neurologist. Since 2004 he has been working as consultant neurologist at Imperial College Healthcare Trust (Charing Cross and St’ Marys Hospitals), where he manages, along with other colleagues, one of the largest MS centre in the UK.

He has published several scientific articles in highly impact journals and participates regularly as speaker at conferences and courses on MS. He has gained extensive clinical experience in managing any kind of neurological disease and he is expert in the management and treatment of MS and other.


Expert in neurologic and neuromuscular disorders and in particular multiple sclerosis and neuro-inflammatory diseases.


Italian and English.

Dott.ssa Chiara Cerovac | Otorhinolaryngologist| Dottore London

Dr Chiara Cerovac is an expert Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist.

She graduated in Medicine and Surgery and obtained a postgraduate degree in ENT in Italy (Novara).

Dr Cerovac then moved to London to work as ENT consultant for the International School of London (Surrey). She has a strong experience in ENT pathologies of children.

Work experience in Italy

Between 2005 and 2010, Dr Cerovac worked for several clinics in Italy and gained experience in all ENT pathologies of adults and children. She also worked with the hyperbaric chamber team and can perform vestibular tests such as electronystagmography.

Work experience in UK

Dr Cerovac is currently working as private ENT consultant and has been working in UK since 2007. She previously worked as ENT consultant for the International School of London (Surrey) where she was in charge of otoscopic examinations and hearing tests on children from age 3 to 12.


Expert in ENT pathologies of both adults and children, vestibular tests and audiometry


Italian and English

Insurance Companies

Cigna approved doctor

Dr Sara Pruneddu | Dermatologist | Dottore London

Dr Sara Pruneddu is an Italian fully trained Dermatologist and Venereologist.


Work experience in Italy

She graduated at the University of Sassari medical school in Italy where she completed her training in Dermatology. During here experience in Italy she gained knowledge in general dermatology and expertise in dermoscopy focusing in allergology and paediatric dermatology.

During her training she attended for 9 months as a clinical fellow the Dermatology department of Queen’s Hospital and Royal London Hospital.


Work experience in UK

She then moved to London in 2012 started working as speciality doctor at Queen’s Hospital and eventually as a Consultant.

She is now a senior member of the Dermatological Team at North Middlesex University Hospital, where she provides a comprehensive service in medical dermatology, paediatric dermatology, skin cancer prevention/management and allergy.

She has an advanced training in dermoscopy and mole mapping and she is the lead clinician providing Patch Test service in her department.

She currently consults on all aspects of skin disease in both adults and children, and will treat conditions such as acne, eczema, allergy and psoriasis.



She is an expert in Allergic Dermatology and paediatric dermatology, Skin Cancer, Dermoscopy, Venereology.



Italian, English, Spanish