COVID-19 

 Since receiving new guidelines from my registration body GOSC and insurers IO I have introduced new measures to reduce the risk of infection. These measures will not impact on your treatment or quality of care.

These are the changes you need to be aware of:

 

  • All patients will have to complete the form sent to them in their email reminder the day before each appointment. This is to screen for COVID-19 and those considered extremely clinically vulnerable. If you do not complete this I will not be able to see you. Please note I am still available for online consultations if you would prefer.

  • Where possible please shower within 2 hours before your appointment.

  • Upon arriving at Basepoint business centre please wait in your car or outside the building until it is time for your appointment. Please do not bring anyone else to your appointment unless they are a chaperone.

  • Social distancing measures are in place in the reception and waiting areas with floor markings.

  • Please wash your hands before and after your appointment or make use of the hand sanitiser cleaning stations in Basepoint or in the treatment room, I will be doing so too.

  • It is not mandatory to wear a mask however you can do if you would like, please do not wear gloves.

  • I have moved the treatment room around to improve social distancing and placed floor markings.

  • In line with healthcare guidelines I will be using PPE in treatment, this involves aprons, gloves and a mask. My COVID-19 risk assessment includes more details on this and cleaning procedures.

  • All hard surfaces will be cleaned in between patients with wipes or spray that is anti-viral and/or have a composition which includes at least 60% alcohol including the plinth, medical wipeable pillows, any equipment used, chairs, desk, keyboard, card reader if used, telephone and  door handles.

  • Disinfecting spray will be used in the room. For aeration the windows will be open and appointments will be staggered.

  • Any towels used for patient modesty are single use and cleaned with detergent and Dettol laundry cleanser, washed at 60 degrees and tumble dried as is my uniform.

  • Should a patient advise me that they have symptoms of COVID-19 within 2/3 days of visiting the clinic or if I develop symptoms I will self-isolate and be tested.

If you have any concerns or would like to see my full risk assessment, please contact me.