15th May 2020
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - 'Normal Service' Semi-Resumed
As per Governmental advice and that of my governing body (The College of Podiatry), I am able to see you in your home as long as you are in the "vulnerable" category and/or have an active foot concern that could cause a bigger problem if left untreated (e.gs. an ulcer, an infection, a fall).
Prior to your appointment, you will be screened over the telephone with respect to your health, presenting complaint and risk assessed to ascertain if your appointment is required.
I continue to monitor the advice from the Government and The College of Podiatry closely and can reassure you that I have been following all advice to date to the letter. I do have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (gloves, masks, aprons etc) and can minimise risk by not touching anything in your home. I have also undertaken a couple of appointments al fresco, which has been rather nice! So if it a sunny/dry day and you would like to sit outside, that is absolutely fine by me.
Please could any other members of your family be in another room and I must keep appointments as short as possible, as per the recommendation by The College of Podiatry. I would be very grateful if you could please bare this in mind.
Anything I do touch will be cleansed liberally with Clinisept+, an antimicrobial spray which is proven to kill coronavirus, it is also dermatologically tested and therefore safe to use on skin. I will continue to follow the College of Podiatry's strict hygiene and infection control protocols which predate this pandemic.
Alternatively, I am available for video or phone calls to give advice in the interim to all current clients.
For new patients, you may arrange a 15 minute virtual consultation with me here where I can diagnose and give management advice.
Importantly, if there is any new redness/heat/swelling/pain please get in touch with me ASAP.
Do be in touch if you require any further clarity.
I hope you are keeping safe and sane in these bizarre times.