We can announce that from 1st June 2020 we will be offering face to face consultations at our clinic in Bingham for all essential treatment as part of our phased return to practice. The announcement comes following guidance from the Government and our Governing Body – The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
We have created a ‘Patient Support Flowchart’ alongside some FAQ's which can be seen below to help guide you through the new Booking Process.
We assure you that we have put enhanced measures in place to ensure the protection of both you the patient, our staff and the wider public. A full risk assessment of the working environment has been undertaken. We are following Public Health England COVID-19 Infection, Prevention and Control guidelines. We still encourage a 'Virtual First' approach with our Telephone and Video Consultations which patients have found very useful so far.
Where appropriate we are also now operating a Home Visit service. We are also delighted that we can now take bookings for our 3D Printed Insoles & Biomechanics Analysis
Should you wish to read further information on the guidance we have received from our Governing Body - The CSP we provide a copy for you here 'Face-to-Face or not?'
What is involved with your COVID-19 Screening?
To progress to the Clinical Triage stage you will be asked the following questions in relation to your booking;
- Have you had close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
- Have you or someone that you have been in close contact travelled abroad within the last 14 days?
- Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days (to include fever, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing)?
If the answer is “yes” to any of the questions, access to the clinic will be denied and a Video Consultation will be recommended.
I'm unsure if I'm classed as a Vulnerable Person. What should I do?
Expert doctors in England have identified specific medical conditions that, based on what we know about the virus so far, place someone at greatest risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Clinically extremely vulnerable people may include the following people. Disease severity, history or treatment levels will also affect who is in this group.
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.
· people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
· people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system.
· 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 (COPD).
4. People with rare diseases that significantly increase the risk of infections.
5. People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.
6. Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.
Tel. 01949 485084
Bingham Leisure Centre
Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 07:30 - 17:00
Saturday 9:00 - 13:00