Telehealth and Routine Face-to-face Appointments Available
From the week beginning 15th June, I am resuming routine face-to-face appointments
All patients will have to adhere to the following:
- All of you will be required to fill out a “Pre-appointment Questionnaire” included in your reminder email 24 hours before every appointment
- Do not arrive too early, and do not enter the building upon arrival – call me on 0115 7788 179 and I’ll come out to meet you
- Please don’t bring anyone in with you, unless you require a chaperone such as those under 16
- You are advised to wear a face covering, to comply with government guidance
Who CAN’T come for face-to-face appointments?
If you or anyone in your household develops symptoms of Covid-19 (new continuous cough, high temperature or loss of sense of smell or taste) I won’t be able to see until you have finished self-isolating
You also won’t be able to visit me for a face-to-face appointment if:
- you’re waiting for a coronavirus test result
- you’ve tested positive for coronavirus – this means you have coronavirus
- you live with someone who is waiting for a test result or has tested positive
I will unfortunately not be able to see anyone who has been advised to “shield” until at least the end of June.
Those in the “moderate risk of complications from Covid-19” group (Over 70s, pregnant women, diabetes etc) are advised to weigh up the risks of having a face-to-face appointment before booking.
I am a new patient, how do I book?
Currently, the first half of your appointment will be done via phone or video link.
Your current issues and previous health history will be discussed.
This “pre-appointment” can be booked online and is included in the cost of your face-to-face appointment.
How will you make the appointment as safe as possible?
Every patient will be screened for symptoms prior to their appointment via the “Pre-Appointment Questionnaire”. Please take this seriously, it is for the safety of myself and all of my patients.
For the safety of both you and I, I will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as advised by Public Health England. This will include scrubs, single-use gloves, a single-use apron, a surgical mask and possibly a face visor.
Gloves and apron will be changed between patients and the mask will be changed after each shift.
All equipment and surfaces will be cleaned between patients and the room will be ventilated.
I am not struggling with my physical health, but I am concerned about my overall wellbeing.
If you are concerned for your wellbeing or experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mind has some great information for you.