Pre-Appointment Consent 

 


 

Pre-treatment Assessment:

Only patients with an appointment are permitted to enter the practice. 

Please attend alone for your appointments.

Please try to attend with as little personal belongings as possible, including coats or bags. 

Before you attend, each patient will be assessed regarding the level of infection risk.

You will receive a phone-call a few days before your appointment to ensure that the practice team are ready for each patients arrival. Every patient will be screened regarding COVID-19 symptoms within the last 2 weeks and contact with potential carriers.

Any patient with symptoms e.g. cough, fever, myalgia, headache, breathing difficulty, anosmia (reduced ability to taste things), fatigue, loss of taste/smell/appetite will be asked to rebook

Only patients with an appointment are permitted to enter the practice, on arrival you will be asked to disinfect your hands on entrering the building with hand sanitizer provided. 
We ask politely if you could follow guidelines by wearing a face mask at all times whilst in the waiting area / reception.

A routine temperature check will be considered essential to reduce the risk of disease transmission, this will take place at reception behind the protective sheild. If your temperature is considered too high we will postpone your appointment to a later date

It will be advised not to touch any surfaces

You will be invited into surgery, where further explannation of the new infection control policies will be explained clearly to you

Practice toilets are considered out of bounds


Medical Histories will be recorded on arrival. You will be considered a high-risk patient if any of the following apply to you:

• Pregnant

• Aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)

• Under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (i.e. anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis o chronic heart disease, such as heart failure 
  • chronic kidney disease 
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis 20 
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy 
  • diabetes 
  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed 
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy 
  • a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above

Patients considered to be ‘Shielded’ will be considered and their appointments will be scheduled as appropriate. Shielded patients include:

  • Solid organ transplant recipients 
  • Patients with specific cancers:
  • Patients with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy 
  • Patiets with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy 
  • Patients with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment o people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer o people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors 
  • Patients who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs 
  • Patients with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD. 
  • Patients with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell). 
  • Patients on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.
  • Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired


 



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By reading this you are consenting to attend the surgery for your appointment and are aware of the recent changes made and will follow all protocols necessary in order to follow government guidelines

 


 

Thank you for your co-operation