Having ceased to practice face to face appointments from Tuesday 24th of March we have been awaiting further developments.
Following the recent ‘easing’ of the lockdown and a more general feeling within our osteopathic community that risk of viral transmission can be reasonably minimised we are now able to offer treatment for emergency and acute patient care as from the week beginning the 18th of May.
There are PPE considerations and the patient experience will be a little different. Practitoners will be obliged to treat with additional protective barriers such as mask, apron and gloves. We may ask patients to wear a mask for some or all of the treatment
We will ask patients to confirm that they feel well and have not had a persistant cough or a high fever in the previous few days. We will additionally check the patients temperature with a scan type thermometer and their sense of smell.
All patients will be first ‘triaged’ by telephone to establish the need for treatment and to weigh up the benefit against the possible risk.
It is not possible to reduce the risk of transmission to zero and for this reason all decisions will be made on an individual basis
If you wish to discuss a possible appointment we can be contacted via phone or email – as on our ‘Contact us’ page. These messages are regularly monitored.
THIS PAGE WILL BE REGULARLY UPDATED TO PROVIDE THE MOST ACCURATE PRACTICE POSITION.