Have you been identified as someone with higher risk (Clinically Extremely Vulnerable) or are looking after someone who is? People classified as high risk may have had an organ transplant or…
• are having chemotherapy or antibody treatment for cancer, including immunotherapy
• are having an intense course of radiotherapy (radical radiotherapy) for lung cancer
• are having targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system (such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors)
• have blood or bone marrow cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
• have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant in the past 6 months, or are still taking immunosuppressant medicine
• have been told by a doctor they you have a severe lung condition (such as cystic fibrosis, severe asthma or severe COPD)
• have a condition that means they have a very high risk of getting infections (such as SCID or sickle cell)
• are taking medicine that makes them much more likely to get infections (such as high doses of steroids)
• have a serious heart condition and are pregnant
If you’re at High Risk from coronavirus, you should have received a letter from the NHS.
The fact is despite the huge amount of precautions and procedures (including thermometer checks) we are employing we cannot 100% guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 if you visit us. If you are at high risk it is thought to be best that we first support you through our Telephone/ Online Service where we offer you treatments and advice over the phone or by video link. We are often able to get great results. If you are not progressing and you get to the stage where you are considering a face-to-face consultation we can discuss your options. There are times when you are likely to be much safer visiting us such as being the 1st patient in the morning after we have had a deep clean.
Have you been Identified as someone with a moderate risk (Clinically Vulnerable)
• are 70 or older
• are pregnant
• have a lung condition that’s not severe (such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis)
• have heart disease (such as heart failure)
• have diabetes
• have chronic kidney disease
• have liver disease (such as hepatitis)
• have a blood disorder?
• have a condition affecting the brain or nerves (such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy)
• have a condition that means they have a high risk of getting infections
• are taking medicine that can affect the immune system (such as low doses of steroids)
• are very obese (a BMI of 40 or above)
• have had any organ support in past 4 months
If you are at Moderate Risk then you can choose whether you would prefer we first support you through our Telephone/ Online Service where we offer you treatments and advice over the phone or by video link. We are often able to get great results. Alternatively if we have seen you before and you have no new complaints, major exacerbations or major health changes and you prefer and are willing to accept the risks involved and Give Your Consent we can see you face-to-face straight away. If you do have a new complaint, major exacerbation or major health change we are asking you to send us back a questionnaire about your health changes. Once your practitioner or therapist has had chance to see that then they’ll decide whether they need to talk to you over the phone 1st or arrange get you booked in for a Reassessment. You’ll also need to sign the consent form below.
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