St Erme Medical is an independent sector General Practice lead by Dr Sarah Gray. She has provided specialist advice in women’s health and general practice for over 30 years, seeing patients privately since 2000. The clinical team now includes four doctors and a healthcare assistant. We are developing our own surgery building and this should become available in the early summer of 2021. We will then be able to offer a broader range of services.
We have previously seen our patients either in the Duchy Hospital Truro or Nuffield Health Hospital in Plymouth. The COVID-19 emergency meant that we lost access to the hospitals in March 2020. We have been offering consultations by telephone or secure video throughout the pandemic. We do have limited capacity to see patients face-to-face in a temporary consulting suite until the new building is available.
We provide time and will listen. To support the clinical assessment, we can offer urine testing, ECGs and send samples to our partner laboratory in London which is fully UKAS accredited. We are a DHSE listed testing site for COVID-19 PCR antigen testing. We can only offer private prescriptions but can arrange dispensing and delivery. We can refer for imaging or a consultant opinion.
What can we offer?
We offer time that is not often available in NHS settings, experience and an extended opportunity to discuss your concerns. The opinion provided is that of the doctor you see. We cannot arrange NHS services on your behalf and cannot expect the NHS to act on our recommendations, though this may happen…
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Face to face consultation requirements
At St Erme Medical we follow guidance regarding the separation of patients, use of PPE, handwashing, and general cleaning. All team members have accepted vaccination in their respective cohorts.
We are prepared to offer a face-to-face service for patients who can reassure us that they have a very low risk of carrying coronavirus.
This means having practiced social distancing in accordance with HM Government advice and having no known contact in the last 14 days with someone who recently tested positive.
- Do not have a temperature
- Do not have a cough
- Do not have a loss of smell/taste
- Have not had any of these symptoms in the last 10 days
Patients will be asked to use hand sanitiser on entry to the building.
Patients will be asked to wear a face covering even if vaccinated.
Patients will be seen alone unless they need a translator or other assistance with communication.