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COVID - 19 update 1st July
  • We have done a risk assessment of the Practice and put in measures for infection control.

  • We have a good stock of masks, aprons, gloves and infection control cleaning materials available.

  • While observing social distancing we have restrictions on who we can treat face to face .  

  • A list of the restrictions are listed below.                                                                                                                                       
  • If the restrictions don't apply to you, do contact us for an appointment.                                                                                                                                                                                    
Due to Covid-19 we are sorry to suspend treating Babies because of infection risk and having to use PPE (gloves in particular)

The first consideration is your exposure to Covid-19

 Have you or anyone living in your house, in the last 14 days had contract with anyone with the
 Corona Virus or got the following  symptoms?

• Have a temperature – 37.8 this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to use
   a thermometer)      

• New, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour,
    or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be  worse  than usual)

• Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you  cannot smell or taste
  anything, or

• Things smell or taste different to normal

People at high risk from coronavirus include people who: (Extremely vulnerable)
Please consider if anyone you live with has these conditions.

• Have you had an organ transplant?

• Are you having chemotherapy or antibody treatment for cancer, including immunotherapy?

• Are you having an intense course of radiotherapy (radical radiotherapy) for lung cancer)?

• Are you having targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system
   (such protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors)?

• Do you have blood or bone marrow cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)?
• Have you had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant in the past 6 months, or are still taking
   immunosuppressant medicine?

• Have you been told by a doctor you have a severe lung condition (such as cystic fibrosis, severe asthma
   or severe COPD)?

• Do you have a condition that means they have a very high risk of getting infections  (such as SCID or
  sickle cell)?

• Are you taking medicine that makes you much more likely to get infections (such as  high doses of
   steroids or immunosuppressant)?

• Do you have a serious heart condition and are pregnant?

   We are happy to discuss your restriction above that concern you.

People at moderate risk clinically vulnerable from coronavirus include people who:

• 70 or older?

• Do you have a lung condition that's not severe (such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis?)

• Do you have heart disease (such as heart failure)?   Have a pacemaker or ICD fitted.

• Do you have diabetes?

• Do you have chronic kidney disease

• Do you have liver disease (such as hepatitis)?

• Do you have a condition affecting the brain or nerves (such as Parkinson's disease,
   motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy)?

• Do you have a condition that means they have a high risk of getting infections?

• Are you taking medicine that can affect the immune system (such as low doses of steroids)?

• Are very obese (a BMI of 40 or above)?

• Are you Pregnant - see  advice about pregnancy and coronavirus

These lists are from the NHS website.

If you are on this moderate risk list, we are happy to discuss it with you.







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