thank you for being patient and sticking with me. I’m back at work and available Monday to Friday between 9:30am – 3pm and 5pm – 7:30pm, in Old Trafford only. (please call me for details).
I conducted my Covid 19 risk assessment and have some new procedures in place to minimise risk of transmission. There are some restrictions to the way I work but those wont compromise your treatment. I am following government guidelines and instituting hygiene, PPE procedures, and social distancing (whenever possible). For now, I am taking pre-appointment consultations over the phone. During your actual appointment I will focus on your treatment. This way I am reducing time spent with you. A temporary measure (I hope!) to keep everyone safe. (?) I kindly ask if you could wear a face covering when you arrive for your treatment, that is unless you have breathing difficulties or a condition that prevents you from wearing one. Although masks don’t protect against Covid 19 (NHS), neither they are mandatory (Gov.uk), some studies suggest they might reduce transmission (The Lancet). I have washing facilities in my clinic room and you will be able to wash your hands and use sanitiser when you arrive. Please let me know if you are in the high risk category*. Thank you.
I will only see patients without a temperature, cough (new cough not chronic cough) or changes to sense of taste and smell. However, I am happy to support you remotely, with acupressure point suggestions and food recommendations, if you are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of viral infection. Let’s not forget that other viruses, like common cold and flu, are still with us.
Drinking plenty of water and eating clean nutritious food can help to boost your immunity. Allowing yourself to rest and ask for help is equally important. Taking steps to reduce stress and deflect negative emotions will help to lower your stress hormone corticosteroid so remember to breathe deeply (your organs will love the massage!) and relax as often as you can. Spending enough time outdoors, safely exposing your skin to sunlight and exercising are great health contributors too. And perhaps, collectively, we could pressure our local MP’s and the government to reduce toxins in our water, food and environment.
I wish you all good health and I look forward to working with you again!!! (which I love most about my work).
If you have any questions feel free to drop me an email: email@example.com or call 07891806105.
*Clinically vulnerable people in this category of risk include:
1 Anyone aged 70 and older (regardless of medical conditions)
2 Anyone under 70 with an underlying health condition (that is, anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds) – such as:
- chronic (long-term) mild to moderate respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines (such as steroid tablets)
- being seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above)
- pregnant women
*Clinically extremely vulnerable people in this category of risk include:
1 Solid organ transplant recipients.
2 People with specific cancers:
- people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy
- people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy
- people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
- people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
- people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
- people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
3 People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
4 People with rare diseases that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), homozygous sickle cell).
5 People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.
6 Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.
7 Other people have also been classed as clinically extremely vulnerable, based on clinical judgement and an assessment of their needs. GPs and hospital clinicians have been provided with guidance to support these decisions.