Following advice from the Government and regulatory body (HCPC) our professional body, The College of Podiatry, has advised that we may now start to treat patients who fall into the green category of “mild conditions”. However this does not mean that we are returning to normal. Firstly we must still ensure that we give priority to treating our patients who are classed as Red and Amber as they are at a greater risk of critical limb issues.
Our Green patients should be seen only if self care advice or a telehealth appointment will not be suitable. The welfare of our patients is a priority to us and we are ensuring that we have the appropriate measures in place for your safety and ours.
Decisions on who to treat and when need to be based on the likelihood of a patient developing an infection, wound or losing their limb so thank you for your understanding as we process our backlog and urgent patients. We will be in touch with all of our cancelled patients as soon we can, we are booking a week ahead to allow maximum flexibility in case we become symptomatic. If you have a problem before you hear from us then please contact us on 01536 522622
We are taking the all relevant hygiene precautions that we can to minimise any risk to our patients. We have modified our practice in light of what we now know about the Covid-19 virus please take the time to read the changes we have implemented below.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE RULES WHEN YOU ATTEND THE CLINIC
DO NOT ATTEND THE CLINIC WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT
We are asking patients to arrive on time for appointments please wait in your car if you are early, the doors will be closed the waiting room has been cleared to reduce the risk of contamination.
we are staggering appointments to reduce the risk of meeting another patient, where is is unavoidable please follow social distancing rules marked out on the floor
When you enter the building you will be provided with a mask, and hand sanitiser, please do not fiddle or remove the mask until you have left the clinic.
The podiatrist will then take your temperature (please note if your temperature is 37.8 or greater you will not be allowed into the practice, again please do not be offended this is to reduce the chance of spreading and catching covid-19).
The podiatrist will then guide you into the treatment room.
If you are a new patient please complete this form > REGISTRATION FORM and email it back to us.
We can no longer offer 15 minute appointments during this time due to implementing 15 minutes either side of your appointment to deep clean, staggering appointments means we are unable to see as many patients as we usually do and the increasing costs of PPE mean we have to increase the cost of treatment by £5 once we are no longer required to wear PPE and suppliers prices return to normal we will be able to put our pricing structure back to normal.
New Patients £47
To request an appointment please call 01536 522622 and if there is no answer please leave a message on the answerphone. Alternatively you can email us on the “Contact Page” of this website.
However, we are asking that if you or a member of your household has symptoms of Covid-19 such as a new persistent cough, difficulty breathing or a fever, that you do not attend the practice. If you are unsure whether it is appropriate for you to attend an appointment please contact the practice first.
We thank you for your patience at this difficult time
Emma and Mar-ie
Next Step Podiatry