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Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Erskine's secretary, Cath McLaren is available on 020 7390 8079 or cath.mclaren@hcahealthcare.co.uk during office hours.

 

How do I book an appointment?

 

To book an appointment, please contact Cath McLaren by:

 

 

  • calling her on 020 7390 8079. 

 

Cath is available Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm. She will help you with the earliest appointment possible. 

 

For patients with insurance, prior to booking, you will need to contact your insurer to get a pre-authorisation code for any treatment.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

 

You can cancel your appointment up to 24 hours prior to the appointment time by calling Cath McLaren on 020 7390 8079. Failure to notify us before this time will result in a cancellation fee.

 

Where is Women & Babies based?

 

Dr. Erskine's consulting rooms are on the second floor of 212 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5QN. Click here for more information on where to find us.  

 

How much can I expect to pay?

 

A breakdown of all of Dr. Erskine’s fees, including the obstetrics packages, can be found here.
 

How do I pay for my appointment?

 

Self-paying patients: 

 

Patients are required to pay for all clinic appointments on the day of attendance. Payment can be made by credit/debit card, or by bank transfer. 

Insured patients: 

 

Treatment provided by Dr. Erskine is covered by approved UK-based and international insurance companies. Please contact us for further information on which companies provide cover.

 

Pre-authorisation is required prior to your appointment. Provided that we have your membership number and a valid authorisation code, we will invoice your insurer directly. Patients attending without the appropriate authorisation from their insurance company will be required to pay for the appointment and reclaim from their insurers.

What specialist services does Dr. Erskine offer?

 

Dr. Erskine provides general gynaecological and obstetrics services. She specialises in high-risk obstetrics, including women with pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, and care of women who have had previous caesarean sections or complicated deliveries.  She is also an expert in colposcopy, vulval disease, fibroid management and the menopause.

 

What happens if Dr. Erskine is not available?

 

Dr. Erskine has worked for many years with Dr. Claire Mellon and Dr. Pat O’Brien, who are both eminent consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists, to ensure that 24 hour consultant cover is provided.

 

Is it safe for me to have the Covid-19 vaccine?

 

The Royal College of Obstetricians Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) continue to urge pregnant women who have not been vaccinated to consider having the jab to protect themselves and their babies from the virus. 

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