We would like to reassure all patients that we are stringently following NHS advice regarding the spread of coronavirus (nCovid-19).
Our clinics are open, as usual.
Please do not attend if you have recently visited a high risk area (area 1 on the NHS 111 website – www.111.nhs.uk) or have been in direct contact with someone diagnosed with nCovid-19.
Government advice is to self isolate for seven days if you have a new continuous cough and/or a high fever (>37.8c). If a member of your household is showing symptoms of Covid-19 you should ALL self isolate for fourteen days. You should call NHS 111 if your symptoms are worsening but please do not visit your GP or other healthcare environment unless you are told to do so.
We are very happy to move your appointment to a later date if the above applies to you.
If you are over 70 or a high-risk patient you should socially distance yourself, avoid group gatherings and keep your distance from others when you go out.
This does not mean you cannot access healthcare. If you are a high-risk patient we are happy to offer you an appointment with gaps between yourself and the patients before and after so you minimise the risk of cross infection.
If you are fit and well and show no signs of nCovid-19 we are happy for you to attend your appointment as normal.
All of our premises have hand washing facilities and hand gel, have air filtration and are regularly cleaned and monitored. Our staff have all been well-trained and are being kept updated on government advice.