Dr Charlotte Paton
"I studied medicine at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, qualifying in 2011. Following my Foundation Training, I obtained a training post in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. After a couple of years in this training post, I decided to transfer to General Practice training. This has enabled me to provide women's health and sexual health care to patients in the community, which is my passion. Whilst living in the North East and practising as a GP, I worked as a speciality doctor in sexual health at New Croft sexual health clinic in Newcastle. I relocated to Cornwall in September 2021 to be nearer to my family. I work in three different job roles, which include as an NHS GP focusing on women's health, a GP working in a cancer diagnosis service at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and my women's health role at St. Erme Medical.
I have several postgraduate qualifications in women's health, including the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health diploma, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' diploma, certificates in contraceptive implant and coil fitting, and postgraduate training and qualifications in menopause care. I have also gained clinical experience caring for transgender patients in the Northern Gender Dysphoria Service. I have conducted numerous educational sessions with health professionals and lay people in Cornwall, Devon and the North East."