Patients

I can see you privately for both women’s health and general health issues

Appointments and administration are now handled by our new company: St Erme Medical Ltd. A new website and email addresses are in development

I have been joined by my GP Colleague, Dr Jane Davis, who has an extended role in Women’s Health in Primary Care.

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Dr Jane Davis is a GP based in Cornwall.

Over the last fifteen years, she has trained with Dr Sarah Gray in order to develop an extended role in Women’s Health in Primary Care.

She is particularly interested in Menopause and is recognised by the British Menopause Society as a specialist in the field.

Jane also works as a Specialty doctor in Contraception and Sexual Health for the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust.

Jane trains other health care professionals in Women’s Health through the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and the Primary Care Women’s Health forum. She is also a tutor for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Plymouth.

She enjoys medical writing for clinical and non-clinical readers.

Locally, she has been GP practice lead for Menopause. Nationally, she has worked with NICE on developing the Quality Standard for Menopause Management.

Jane has recently featured on BBC Breakfast encouraging women to talk about menopause. Click here to view.

Professional Memberships

  • RCGP – Royal College of General Practitioners
  • FRSH – Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
  • BMS - British Menopause Society
  • EMAS – European Menopause Society
  • IMS – International Menopause Society
  • PCWHF – Primary Care Women’s Health Forum
  • HEA – Higher Education Academy
  • BMA – British Medical Association
  • MPS – Medical Protection Society
  • GMC - General Medical Council

An initial 60 minute assessment appointment is much longer than your GP is able to offer. We will generally ask you to fill in a questionnaire to help me to understand your problem, your background and your concerns. I will explain to you what I believe to be the cause of your problem and discuss the options available with their various pros and cons. My aim is to arrive at an agreed and understood plan. I will send you a summary of this discussion by email (post if you prefer). A referral is not essential. If your GP is prepared to write to me with background information we can work together more effectively to help you. I do not have access to NHS records.

Cost: £240

A follow up appointment to review, and modify as necessary, is generally taken after an initial three months, and then once a year if you would like ongoing support. These usually allow 30 minutes.

Cost £125


Extended follow up appointments are available if you wish to spend longer:

45 minutes = £170
60 minutes = £200

Letters, phone calls and emails, beyond quick queries for clarification, will be charged pro rata on a time taken basis.

Cost £120 per hour

Medical examinations for visa, insurance and other purposes can be arranged.

Please contact us to discuss the requirements as this will determine cost

I am very experienced and able to offer a number of minor procedures.

These include intrauterine device fitting and removal, contraceptive implant insertion and removal, HRT implants, endometrial biopsy and pessary fitting. We charge for the length of the appointment and not for the procedure. The hospital will levy additional charges as appropriate.

Should you wish to have a cervical screening test I am able to provide discussion, examination, and proceed with the test if appropriate. The hospital will charge for processing the sample in addition to my fee.

Information

There is a lot of available information to help you with your health concerns. The problem with the internet is knowing what can be trusted. There is an accreditation system – HON (Health on the Net) which you should look for.

My suggestions to start from are:

https://patient.info/ is worth a try for general information

www.menopausematters.co.uk will provide an accredited menopause forum

www.daisynetwork.org.uk support women with early loss of ovarian function

www.pms.org.uk/ is the website for the National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome

https://rockmymenopause.com is the website for the campaign to encourage women to talk about their menopause

Records

We are registered with the Information Commissioner and meet their requirements. These changed with the introduction of GDPR legislation in May 2018. The information you provide to us will be used only for your healthcare and to enable us to contact you. It will not be divulged to anyone else including your GP without your consent.

We use a security encrypted clinical records and data management system.

Our privacy policy can be read here:

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