About Us

Values

    • We keep up to date in both Women’s Health and General Practice.
    • In the field of women’s health we have helped to develop national and international consensus.
    • We only offer evidence-based treatments
    • We accept that evidence is population based and everyone is different. We therefore provide patients with an evaluation of how what we know applies to their situation. We will discuss the options available to allow people to make decisions that are right for them as individuals.
    • We educate and train other healthcare professionals to follow this approach

Dr Abby Farrell

BSc MSc MBChB MRCGP DRCOG FSRH
GP
GMC 7074922

Abby studied medicine in Warwick as a postgraduate, having completed degrees in Physiology & Pharmacology and Forensic Anthropology prior to starting her medical studies. During her undergraduate degree she also studied and worked for a year in the United States within the field of neurophysiology.

Abby was heavily involved in medical student teaching at Warwick Medical School. She was both a facilitator of communication skills for medical students and was involved in the Medical School Admission process. She completed her foundation and specialist training in Warwickshire and moved to Cornwall with her family in 2017.

Abby considers her work as a GP a unique opportunity to be an integral part of a patient’s health journey. She therefore enjoys maintaining a broad interest in all areas of medicine. She is particularly interested in acute and musculoskeletal medicine.

When not at work, Abby enjoys running and exploring Cornwall with her family.

Dr Anna Morris

MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DCH
GP
GMC 3557426

Dr Morris attended medical school in London before training as a GP in Cornwall where she has practiced for over 20 years.
She describes herself as generalist but she also has an interest in women’s health issues. She has started specialist menopause training.

She enjoys taking the time to get to the root of the patient’s issue, involving the patient at all times. She believes that the doctor – patient relationship is of paramount importance. Alongside her work at St Erme Medical, Dr Morris works in oncology at The Royal Cornwall Hospital and as a locum GP.

In her free time Dr Morris is a keen runner. She enjoys spending time with her family and dog and trying to keep on top of her unruly garden.

Charlotte Patton

Dr Charlotte Patton

MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
GP with an Extended Role in Women’s Health
GMC 7130800

Dr Patton qualified from Newcastle University in 2011 and initially started training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She changed to General Practice, enjoying the opportunities this gives to provide an holistic and patient-centred approach to healthcare. She continued to pursue her passion for women’s health, in particular contraception and menopause care.

Alongside working as a GP, Dr Patton worked for two years as a Specialty Doctor in sexual health at the New Croft Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. In this time, she gained postgraduate qualifications in sexual health and menopause.

Dr Patton recently relocated to Cornwall to be closer to family and now shares her time between St Erme Medical and Derriford Hospital. Charlotte has two children, aged 1 and 4 and when not at work, enjoys trips to the beach with her family, gardening and renovating her new home.

Dr Diana Mansour

FRCOG FFSRH DIPM
Consultant in Community Gynaecology and Reproductive Healthcare
GMC 2608187

Diana provides a holistic approach to women’s health care, ensuring that patients are at the heart of the decision making process and all options are explored. Although she has held several national and international roles developing medical guidelines and standards, her real love is patient care – this is why she went to medical school.

Diana trained at the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff and almost completed GP training in Newport. However, she was attracted by the bright lights of London to continue postgraduate studies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She subspecialised in Community Gynaecology moving to the North East in 1995. She has been an NHS Consultant in Community Gynaecology and Reproductive Healthcare in Newcastle upon Tyne since 1997. She is based at New Croft Centre on Market Street East, Newcastle. Her clinics see women with medical gynaecology problems including adolescent menstrual issues, complex contraception/sexual health problems, psychosexual concerns, heavy menstrual bleeding, premenstrual tension, polycystic ovary syndrome, hypothalamic amenorrhoea and menopausal issues. Diana is a British Menopause Society recognised specialist and trainer.

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Dr Johanneke Kodde

MD Louvain MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
GP
GMC 6052201

Dr Kodde grew up in the Netherlands and studied Medicine in Belgium. She qualified as a GP in Plymouth. She moved to Cornwall in 2010 with her husband and 3 children

As part of her training, she gained the diplomas from the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health and has undertaken all relevant updates. She has been a GP Trainer since 2014 and completed a course in Menopause skills in 2021. She also has a coaching/mentoring qualification.

Dr Kodde has been an NHS GP since 2007. She loves the breadth of General Practice and has a keen interest in Women’s Health and Mental Health. She is fascinated by the body-mind connection and is passionate about helping anyone restore their health and wellbeing by combining her expertise with their personal experiences, beliefs and circumstances. The independent sector provision at St Erme Medical gives her the opportunity to spend time exploring all that is relevant to the issue at hand and provide individualised solutions. When not working she loves being immersed in nature and in or on the rivers and the sea.

Dr Kirsty Gillies

MbChB, MRCGP, MRCP, DFSRH, DRCOG
GP with an Extended Role in Women’s Health
GMC 6134672

Dr Gillies qualified from Edinburgh Medical School in 2006. She initially started training in Respiratory Medicine and gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians. She changed to General Practice after having children. She completed her GP training in Oxford in 2017.

Her GP training expanded her interest in women’s health. She has developed this to enable her to provide more specialised contraception and menopause management. She is close to menopause specialist accreditation under the supervision of Dr Sarah Gray and Dr Jane Davis.

She is now a GP in East Devon and is a tutor at the University of Exeter running special study modules for year 1 and 3 medical students on the Menopause.

Kirsty has two boys aged 8 and 10 years old and a golden retriever, called Ozzie. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, walking, being on the beach and when restrictions allow being sociable!

Dr Louise Price

MBChB MRCGP PG Dip Gynae DFSRH
GP with an extended role in Women’s Health
GMC 6077022

Louise qualified from Bristol University in 2003. She completed 4 years as an Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialist trainee before changing career path to become a GP.

She has maintained her interest and passion for women’s health and became accredited as ‘GP with Special Interest’ in gynaecology in 2013. She went on to set up a successful community gynaecology clinic in west London where she worked for several years.

She is now based in Bath as a GP but also works as a specialty doctor in gynaecology. Her main area of interest is menopause, and she works closely with Dr Sarah Gray and Dr Jane Davis as a board member for the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum.

Dr Rebekah Gibbons

MBBCh MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
GP with an extended role in Women’s Health
GMC 4538819

Rebekah qualified from Cardiff Medical School in 1998 and went on to train as a GP in Plymouth. She has worked in Cornwall as a GP for over 15 years.

Rebekah has developed a particular interest in Women’s Health and in 2009 after training with Dr Sarah Gray, gained the FSRH Certificate in Menopause Care. She was a GP Trainer and DFRSH Trainer for 5 years and is now supporting doctors through appraisals and mentoring.

In recent years Rebekah also furthered her interest in holistic health, and wellbeing, focusing on Neuro-linguistic Programming and Clinical Hypnotherapy. In 2021 she gained Senior Practitioner level as an EMCC Coach and Mentor.

Rebekah is married with three grown-up children. She enjoys yoga, meditation, swimming and the great outdoors.

Dr Sarah Gray

BSc, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, FHEA
GP Specialist in Women’s Health
GMC 3135143

Sarah is an established, experienced and respected GP. She believes that health problems do not exist in isolation. She will take time to achieve an in-depth understanding of your problem. This is then considered alongside your medical, mental health and situational issues to arrive at a menu of suitable options for you to choose from. She takes a science-based approach and will offer evidence-based treatments. She has provided clinics in the independent sector for 20 years

For her, womens’ health requires the same approach but extended with an expert level of knowledge and specialist skills. There is no clear distinction. Sarah ran the only NHS specialist clinic in Devon and Cornwall for 15 years until decommissioned in 2016. She is recognised as an expert at UK and International level, writes text-book chapters and articles for healthcare professionals and offers this experience to patients from her base in Cornwall.

Premises

St Erme Medical is based in a newly restored traditional Cornish stone barn.
This listed building has been sympathetically renovated to meet building and health care regulations.

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.