Appointments

Everyone is different. We will listen to you. We will treat you as an individual and personalise our advice to you. We treat everyone equally but may need to know about characteristics such as disability, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation in order to tailor our assessment and advice.

You are best served if we know about you and your health background before we meet. When you book with us for the first time, we will ask you to fill in a questionnaire to provide us with this information. This is important as we do not have access to your NHS records. This information is treated as strictly confidential and is stored with high level security.

We offer a variety of appointments.

We will ask you to decide if want to speak to a GP or a women’s health specialist. Our women’s health specialists have further training and experience, but all (other than Dr Mansour) are GP’s.

Please book the most appropriate appointment for your situation. If this cannot be completed in the allotted time, we may ask you to book a further appointment.

GP Services

Our GP services will allow you much more time but will not change the care you receive from your NHS GP. We recommend that you remain registered with your local NHS practice to ensure assistance in the event of a medical emergency or a cancer diagnosis. Care in these situations is not always available privately. We will not provide sickness certification for conditions we have not treated.

St Erme Medical does not provide 24-hour health cover.
In the event of an emergency in the UK, call 111 or 999.

GP Appointment – 30 minutes

This allows you to discuss and manage an issue of concern. It would be suitable if you have already had a health review. However, if this is your first attendance, we will ask you to provide detail of your health background before you attend via a questionnaire. During the consultation, a private prescription will be offered, if appropriate, at no additional cost. The cost of the medication is paid to the dispensing pharmacy. If applicable, a referral letter to a third party may be provided at no additional cost. We will tell you the total cost of any test before you agree that we do it. Any further investigations or specialist referral will be within the independent sector and will be subject to additional cost.

If desired, we can email the consultation record to you. This is the findings and advice of the doctor; it is intended for your information and is not to be used as an instruction for the NHS.

Additional Work (GP Appointment)

We will charge you for our professional time if asked for additional work such as letters to third parties. Correspondence (letters, phone calls and emails), beyond quick queries for clarification, will be charged pro rata on a total time taken basis: please click here for pricing.

Health Review

One of our GPs will review your overall health in a face-to-face appointment.

Starting with the information from your questionnaire we will consider all major body systems, previous medical and family history and existing medication. You will be examined as appropriate. Blood, urine, and other tests will be agreed which are appropriate for your age, gender, and risk profile. A follow up appointment will explain and discuss the findings and provide advice. This second appointment may be by video or telephone if you prefer.

Allow an initial 45 minutes with 30 minutes for later discussion.

A summary report will be sent to you within the following two weeks for your record. This will cover the findings and advice of the doctor; it is intended for your information and is not to be used as an instruction for the NHS.

Additional Work (Health Review)

The consultation fee includes the preparation of a report. We will tell you the total cost of any test before you agree that we do it. We will charge you for our professional time if asked for additional work such as referrals or letters to third parties. Correspondence (letters, phone calls and emails), beyond quick queries for clarification, will be charged pro rata on a total time taken basis: please click here for pricing.

Repeat Prescriptions

Pricing covers the doctors time to check and process the request. This does not cover the cost of the medication which will be charged by the pharmacy. We ask for requests in writing (email). Please tell us if the prescription should be posted to you or sent to Pharmacierge. They provide a service to dispense and dispatch private prescriptions directly to patients.

Medical Examinations

Medical examinations for visa, insurance and other purposes can be arranged.
Please contact us to discuss the requirements as this will determine cost.

Sexual Health

  • We can provide screening for sexually transmitted disease
  • We can discuss and evaluate symptoms that may reflect sexually transmitted disease
  • We can offer discussion and provision of all reversible contraception options
  • We can discuss relationship issues and sexual function
  • We will not initiate the prescription of hormones for gender reassignment

Vaccinations

We do not offer vaccinations

Women’s Health

Women’s Health Initial Assessment

This appointment is intended to review and address any of the problems relating to being female from birth. This might include contraception; heavy, irregular, or absent periods; polycystic ovarian syndrome, premenstrual syndrome; menopause; bladder and vaginal concerns; osteoporosis and others. We have some experience with non-binary and transgender people but will not initiate hormone modification programmes. We cannot offer appointments during pregnancy for pregnancy related conditions.

You will be asked to fill in a questionnaire when you book. This will provide us with background information and help us to direct you to the most appropriate doctor. You will have plenty of time to talk. We aim for you to understand the cause of your problem. We will discuss the options available with their various pros and cons and arrive at an agreed plan. During the consultation, a private prescription will be offered, if appropriate, at no additional cost. The cost of the medication is paid to the dispensing pharmacy. If applicable, a referral letter to a third party may be provided at no additional cost. Any further investigations or specialist referral will be within the independent sector and will be subject to additional cost.

Allow up to 1 hour

A summary report will be sent to you within the following two weeks. This covers the findings and advice of the doctor; it is intended for your information. It is recommended that this is given to your NHS GP for their record but is not an instruction to the NHS.

Women’s Health follow up appointments

After your initial appointment, a review is usually suggested three months later. This will discuss progress, offer advice, and allow for modification of treatment. During the consultation, a private prescription will be offered, if appropriate, at no additional cost. The cost of the medication is paid to the dispensing pharmacy.

If applicable, a referral letter to a third party may be provided at no additional cost. Any further investigations or specialist referral will be within the independent sector and will be subject to additional cost. Once stabilised an annual review is recommended. You can book longer appointments or more often should you wish. This is your health, and you are in charge.

Allow 30 minutes but tell us when you book if you want longer.

A summary report will be sent to you within the following two weeks. This covers the findings and advice of the doctor; it is intended for your information. It is recommended that this is given to your NHS GP for their record but is not an instruction to the NHS.

Additional Work (Women’s Health follow up appointments)

We will tell you the total cost of any test before you agree that we do it. We will charge you for our professional time if asked for additional work such as letters to third parties. Correspondence (letters, phone calls and emails), beyond quick queries for clarification, will be charged pro rata on a total time taken basis: please click here for pricing.

Sexual Health

  • We can provide screening for sexually transmitted disease
  • We can discuss and evaluate symptoms that may reflect sexually transmitted disease
  • We can offer discussion and provision of all reversible contraception options
  • We can discuss relationship issues and sexual function
  • We will not initiate the prescription of hormones for gender reassignment

Procedures

We can offer some women’s health procedures. We will minimise discomfort to the best of our ability but cannot offer a general anaesthetic.

These procedures include intrauterine device fitting and removal, contraceptive implant insertion and removal, HRT implants, endometrial biopsy, removal of cervical polyps and provision of pessaries for prolapse.

Should you wish to have a cervical screening test we are able to provide discussion, examination, and will proceed with the test if appropriate.

Additional Work

The consultation fee includes providing a prescription (if appropriate), and the preparation of a report. We will tell you the total cost of any test before you agree that we do it.

We will charge you for our professional time if asked for additional work such as referrals or letters to third parties. Correspondence (letters, phone calls and emails), beyond quick queries for clarification, will be charged pro rata on a total time taken basis: please click here for pricing.

Repeat prescriptions

Pricing covers the doctors time to check and process the request. This does not cover the cost of the medication which will be charged by the pharmacy. We ask for requests in writing (email). Please tell us if the prescription should be posted to you or sent to Pharmacierge. They provide a service to dispense and dispatch private prescriptions directly to patients.

Pricing

GP Appointment

GP appointment 30 minutes
£140
GP appointment 45 minutes
£200
GP appointment 60 minutes
£240

Health Review

Health Review – two appointments & investigations

  • 45 minutes (history & examination)
  • 30 minutes (results & discussion)
  • investigations which are age & gender appropriate
From £522
ECG
£95

Women’s Health

Initial women’s health
£280
Women’s health follow-up (30 minute)
£140
Women’s health follow-up (45 minute)
£200
Intrauterine procedure e.g., coil fit
(in addition to appointment) *
£150
Estradiol Implant (two appointments – review and insertion) *
£310
Cervical screening (in addition to appointment)
From £110.75

Additional Work

Time charge per hour pro rata
£150
Referral to a specialist
£40
Referral for investigation/imaging
£30
Results analysis (where separate from an appointment)
£30
Repeat prescription
£20
Prices are the same whether conducted in person (face to face), by video or on the telephone.

* The pharmaceutical cost of the device/implant is not included.

We reserve the right to change prices without prior notice but will endeavour to give
notice whenever possible.

Healthcare 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.
Some suggestions to start from are:
The NHS information website is worth a try for general information.

In respect of menopause:

Rock my menopause is the website for the campaign to encourage women to talk about their menopause
Menopause matters will provide an accredited menopause forum
Daisy network support women with early loss of ovarian function
Pms is the website for the National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome