The COVID-19 pandemic is currently a risk to the health of the nation and the Government and NHS England have instigated the unpresidented measure of "Lockdown" to preserve the health of the nation.
During this time we all have a duty to protect ourselves and others by following the rules of social distancing and quarentine. We all need advice and the best advice comes from the NHS which can be found here NHS England.
During this time however you may have other health problems and if these are related to surgical problems we will be able to help.
Special measures for COVID19
All of our initial consultations will be conducted remotely. There are a number of ways that we can meet and these are;
or Video meeting via your phone or Laptop using,
Skype, Facetime, Whatsapp or Zoom.
You may need to download an application which you can get to from here
Clinic visit double spaced appointments
If after a telephone consultation we agree that you need to come to the clinic you will be given a specific appointment time.
The appoinments in the clinic are now double spaced so that you will be the only patient in the clinic. You will be asked to Gel your hands when you arrive and to, as far as possible maintain a safe distance (6 feet).
If at the time of your appointment you have;
A persistent cough, High fever, are in quarentine for 7 days because you have been unwell or 14 days because of a family member. Or if you have had a positive COVID-19 test, please let us know and reschedule your appointment for 7 days after your symptoms abate. If you find you or a family member tests positive for COVID-19 after your appointment please let us know by phone. you can read an information letter about your appointment here, East Preston Clinic COVID-19 appointment letter.
Surgery if required
NHS England has currently taken over all of the private hospitals to allow the treatment of patients with COVID-19. There will however be opportunity for patients to undergo their private surgery as the numbers of acute patients decline and the "Lockdown" is relaxed. It is important that we have seen you and made a plan so that your surgery can go ahead when curcumstances allow. We expect that this situation of "Lockdown" and release will continue for more than a year.
If in doubt give us a call or use or quick contact page
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The most important thing is to seek advice. We will be able to keep you up to date with what is happening and monitor your symptoms. We can keep you up to date but most of all make sure that you are safe.
Remember, Keep your distance, wash your hands, dont touch your face.