COVID-19: UPDATE 18/05/2020
Following the advice of our professional body and regulator, I am really pleased to announce that the Mario Ciccone Pain and Performance Clinic will reopen on Tuesday 26th May
The Chair of the Institute of Osteopathy has taken advice from health professionals and commissioners within the NHS. Osteopaths who are willing and well should consider remaining available to treat acute or urgent patients. This will help to reduce the burden on the NHS, GP practices and musculoskeletal services as their staff are redeployed into hospitals.
Osteopaths have been defined as ‘essential health workers’ and necessary osteopathy appointments are a ‘medical’ reason for leaving your house.
What we are doing
During clinic face to face consultations I will be wearing appropriate PPE including face mask, clinical gloves and an apron. I will be spreading patient consultations to avoid any unnecessary conflict with social distancing. This will also ensure adequate time is provided for a thorough decontamination of the treatment area, as well as disinfecting all handles, surfaces and shared spaces as well as thorough washing of hands.
I’m encouraging high-risk or vulnerable patients who are in pain to book an online consultation instead, to discuss the factors they are experiencing, so that I can assess, guide and provide expert advice on lifestyle and pain management until they are able to safely visit the clinic again to see me.
If you would like to book an appointment
- If you wish to book an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org a brief summary of your reason to attend and a contact telephone number so that we can call you back.
- We will give preference to appointments for “key-workers” and individuals who need go to work in order to support the distribution of goods and services.
If you are attending an appointment
- Please wear a face mask to your appointment
- If I require you to remove some of your clothing, your clothes will be stored in a sanitised plastic box during your appointment. Please remove your shoes and leave them in the waiting area.
- You should arrive on time and only enter the clinic at the time of your appointment, to enable distancing from other patients. No seating will be available in the waiting area
- We are requiring all visitors to the practice to sanitise their hands at the dispenser situated by the front door on arrival as part of the national drive to limit transmission
- Please don’t arrive more than 5 minutes before your appointment.
- Unless a chaperone is needed for a patient under the age of 16, please do not bring anyone with you. Allowance will be made for just one parent per child, unless absolutely necessary such as a nurse-carer or another member of the household to assist someone who has had recent surgery. At this time we request that you do not bring siblings or children who are not being treated.
- Please leave the gate open on arrival and leaving the clinic
- We encourage you to only use the toilet if absolutely necessary
- All payments will be required in advance via BACS. These details will be sent in your appointment confirmation email.
When not to attend
If you been advised to self isolate for any reason.
Whilst many things can cause these symptoms, if you develop a fever, a new cough or shortness of breath prior to your appointment or you have returned from anywhere abroad within the last 14 days.
Current advice is to stay at home for 7 days if you have a high fever or a new continuous cough. If someone you live with has symptoms you need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started showing symptoms. If you develop symptoms, please don’t go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital
Thank you for your assistance with helping us to limit the spread of the virus and enable those who need our assistance to attend. If you have any questions or concerns please just send us an email: email@example.com