Acupuncture is a very safe form of medicine. As a member of the British Acupuncture Council, I follow extremely high standards of best practice to ensure my procedures are as safe as they can possibly be - through Covid and beyond! To maintain a 'Covid Secure' clinic,I' m required to obtain some additional information before I can book you in for a treatment.
An initial screening done by phone or via email: I obviously can't treat anyone with the symptoms of Covid -19 or who lives with someone who has the symptoms or who has been instructed by the NHS to self-isolate. The government has defined two categories of 'clinically extremely vulnerable' and 'clinically vulnerable' people. If a person from either category contracts Covid-19 they are more likely to have complications and are at higher risk. If this applies, we're each required to assess the balance between your level of risk and the potential benefit of treatment before deciding whether we should go ahead.
A Patient Information Sheet will be sent to you once an appointment is made. This provides you with information about safe operating practices in the clinic. You MUST read these to ensure you're keeping yourself as safe as possible as well as subsequent patients (and me!).
Once in clinic, I'll need your signature to confirm you understand the safety measures I am operating and to give your written confirmation that you are fully informed and have agreed to treatment based on your own risk-assessment.
Following the introduction of the Track and Trace service, I am obliged- if requested- to forward your appointment date/time and contact details. I will remind you of this when you attend. A QPR code is available for those who have chosen to download the app.