The history of samedaydoctor™
Samedaydoctor has over 14 years experience in delivering the highest possible level of medical care and now helps 30,000 patients a year. It was established in 2003 by Dr Laurence Gerlis, a prominent doctor who for over 25 years had practised as a private GP in the Harley Street area as well as in the NHS.
In 2007 samedaydoctor began a national expansion which carries on today, bringing this same quality and depth of service to areas outside Central London. In the eleven years since it has expanded through a mixture of franchised and wholly-owned clinics, samedaydoctor has grown to comprise four clinics across the UK. Delivering the level of service which is the hallmark of samedaydoctor across each new location means the company has taken a careful and steady approach to adding locations, focusing on quality before quantity and always putting the care of every patient first.
Samedaydoctor provides accessible medical care to anyone in the UK through a nationwide network of four clinics and access to doctors by phone or email.
We make it possible for patients to see a doctor as soon as they realise they need one, with same day and walk-in appointments.
We aim to see patients within 20 minutes of their arrival time in clinic and have extensive opening hours, including weekends and evenings.
Samedaydoctor is founded on delivering the highest quality of service and we operate under strict regulation by the GMC and Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our administration team are highly trained to offer a sympathetic and informative advice to anyone contacting us, and all our medical staff are carefully selected and subject to regular performance reviews.
Samedaydoctor offers a combination of general doctors (GPs / General Practitioners), sexual health specialists and consultants, other specialist doctors, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and specialist nurses.
Our main aim is to offer fast investigation and treatment to those who are unwell or having symptoms that concern them, such that they are able to get the advice and medication they need as soon as possible.
We also manage long term health needs and complex medical problems.
Most blood test results are available the same or next day, and X-rays and body scan results within a day or two. We offer an extensive range of other private doctor devices as well and sexual health and vaccination services.
Vaccination services include children’s vaccines, including partnership with the specialist ‘Babyjabs’ service and all our clinics are also Travel clinics offering a broad range of travel and other vaccinations.
The management of samedaydoctor™
Dr Laurence Gerlis, Chief Executive Officer
Dr Laurence Gerlis has over 25 years experience in the NHS, as a private GP, and working in the pharmaceutical industry. With ten years’ experience at the helm of samedaydoctor, Dr Gerlis has a deep knowledge of the demand from the UK population for private primary medical care and how best to serve this demand across different regions and demographics. Still practicing as a doctor within samedaydoctor, Dr Gerlis is also a GP specialist in diabetes.
Pauline Gerlis, Chief Operating Officer
Pauline Gerlis established samedaydoctor in 2003 with Dr Laurence Gerlis. Experienced in running GP practices and health clinics for over 20 years beforehand, Mrs Gerlis has overseen the expansion of the medical and administrative staff at samedaydoctor to over 70 personnel and manages the day-to-day operations and relationships for the group.
Dr Caroline Rogers, Chief Medical Officer
Dr Caroline Rogers is a sexual health specialist doctor with 20 years experience. In addition to continuing to practice as a doctor within samedaydoctor, Dr Rogers functions as Chief Medical Officer for the group, ensuring medical and regulatory compliance and running regular checks and audits on medical procedures within samedaydoctor. In this dedicated role, Dr Rogers also ensures samedaydoctor avails itself of the most up to date and effective technologies available as well as managing the specialist and secondary care medical relationships necessary for the group to serve its patients.
The future of samedaydoctor™
Samedaydoctor is committed to increasing the accessibility of private primary medical care across the UK, and doing so with the highest possible levels of service and patient satisfaction. We will continue to develop our nationwide network of clinics and extend the services we offer in our existing clinics as we respond to the needs of the general population. In addition we are constantly exploring ways to improve alternative access to private medical care, such as working with partners in the medical community to provide specialist clinics.