John D. Hyde FNIMH (1st Hons) MCPP
Medical Herbalist Advisor
Registered Member and Fellow of the National Institute
of Medical Herbalists, Registered Member of the College of Practitioners of
Phytotherapy, the third generation of his
family to run the clinic. John Hyde joined the Practice in 1960, having
studied at Leicester and London, qualifying at London in 1965 with
Distinction, he achieved the highest standard of his entire year. In 1976
Mr. Hyde was awarded the rare and coveted FELLOWSHIP Diploma of the
Institute which is conferred for "outstanding service to the Profession"
having held the following honorary offices; the Institute's Press and Public
Relations Officer (1967-1979); Chairman, Board of Examiners (1972-1979);
Chairman, Trustees, N.I.M.H. Education Fund since 1977; Director, N.I.M.H.
1965-1990; PRESIDENT of The Institute (1978-1982); and for many years
John Hyde and his work have been featured in numerous
books, magazines and newspapers, including the Daily Express which published
an article concerning one of his patients who made an excellent response.
Other major publications referring to Mr. Hyde include: "Drugless Medicine"
-Dr. Peter Blyth, "Alternative Medicine" - Robert Eagle, "The Medicine Men" -John Lloyd-Frazer,
"Herbs -Useful Plants" -Robert Eagle and "Green Pharmacy" -Barbara Griggs.
Mr Hyde has appeared on a number of television
programmes having been involved in the pre-series research. These include:
"Midlands Today" -ATV "The Medicine Men" -ATV / Anglia, "Man Alive" -BBC2
and the series "Herbs for All" -Central TV. He was filmed for the BBC1
documentary series "Real Lives" and has written, lectured and broadcast on
every aspect of Herbal Medicine, being widely regarded as one of this
Country's leading experts. Mr Hyde has over 40 years consulting room
experience having helped thousands of patients back to health. As Medical Herbalist Advisor to the clinic John provides his wealth of Herbal and Medical understanding as a reference and guide for all of us in Hydes Herbal Clinic
Foster MNIMH, MCPP DPhil (Oxon) BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons)
Principal Medical Herbalist Practitioner
Serene, is a registered member of the
National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH)
and of the
College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP).
who has been involved with Hydes Herbal Clinic for over 11
years. She is a mother of two, and is a mature, caring and
dedicated practitioner, and offers the highest standards and integrity together with a deeply
Serene has an
Honours Degree in the practise of Herbal Medicine from The University of
Wales and an Honours Degree in Immunology from
The University of Glasgow.
Whilst working in the
Nuffield Department of Surgery at the John Radcliffe
she was awarded her Doctorate in Transplantation Immunology at
As Dr Foster she is a
highly qualified Immunologist with 28 years experience in Medical research
at some of the country’s leading Institutions, including:
The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford
The Imperial Cancer Research Fund
Imperial College School of Medicine
at St Mary’s Hospital, London
St Georges Hospital Medical School, London
; and lately at
Leicester University in Immunotoxicology
Serene has specialised
in the Immunology of: Transplantation; Virology; and Respiratory Medicine.
She has published in many scientific journals on various medical and immunological matters, including on
“Mite allergens” in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology,
and also on
“Contaminants of indoor air” in the Journal Immunology”.
Her current research interests
are in areas of cancer, multiple sclerosis and chronic fatigue, and in the specific immune
function of herbs such as Echinacea and Phytolocca. She has recently written a report
on “Echinacea and the common cold”. She maintains a working knowledge of a huge number of
Herbs for treating an array of medical conditions
Dr Foster’s years
of experience in Orthodox Medical Immunology combines well with her
experience as a Medical Herbalist Practitioner, striving for optimum immune function as the
key to good health. She believes that plant chemistry holds many
answers to the safe and effective treatment of the disease process and she and Hydes Herbal Clinic
have treated thousands of patients back to good health with safe and effective plant chemistry.
Serene and her work on Eczema was featured in "The Kathy Sykes Alternative Medicine Series on Herbal Medicine" on BBC2. She
also writes monthly editorials on health and herbal medicine in the Leicester mercury.
Serene has an active role in the understanding of Herbal Medicine and is frequently asked to present seminars
at Herbal and Medical conferences.
Ginny Kemp MNIMH MCPP BMedSc (Hons) BSc (Hons)
Medical Herbalist Practitioner
Ginny Kemp is a registered Medical Herbalist Practitioner with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy and has a background in Medical Science. This equips her to diagnose using orthodox clinical diagnosis and to prescribe herbal medicines based on a thorough understanding of both conventional medicines prescribed by your Doctor and traditional Medicine.
Ginny has an Honours Degree in the Clinical Practice of Herbal Medicine from The University of East London and an Honours Degree in Medical Science from The University of Birmingham. During her herbal degree she achieved the Pharmacology prize for her excellent understanding and exceptional knowledge of the action and effects of both orthodox and herbal medicines on the body as well as the Arthur Barker prize for her final examination results. Ginny has been associated with Hydes Herbal Clinic for 4 years.
Ginny’s Medical Science background allows thorough knowledge of the science behind Medicine and she has looked in depth at the function of the human body and the understanding of many of the diseases affecting humankind.
While Ginny has knowledge of all areas of Medicine, she is the Hydes major consultant in the biology of human reproduction and has a wide knowledge of assisted reproduction for couples with fertility problems. Herbal Medicine expands on this and the clinic has supported many through successful pregnancies. Ginny also previously taught sex-education to young teenagers.
As a scientist, Ginny’s current research interests include examining the properties of herbs such as Silybum marianum (milk thistle), a herb with a long tradition of use in afflictions of the liver. In addition she has previously undertaken research into the interaction between Vitamin D and cells of the immune system.
Ginny’s excellent knowledge and understanding of the constituents of herbs and their action compliments the traditional practice of Herbal Medicine at Hydes. She is thorough and understanding, very approachable and works to the highest clinical standards.