Return to Urgent Care Update for Southwell Acupuncture Clinic
I hope you are finding your way through the COVID-19 lockdown, it has been difficult not being able to treat my patients during this time, but we are moving forward now.
From June 1st the British Acupuncture Council and my insurance company Lockton have given permission to practice acupuncture in “urgent care” cases. I want to treat as many patients as I am able under these guidelines.
Each patient I consider treating I will conduct a risk assessment and use my professional judgement for treatment under the British Acupuncture Council guidelines for urgent care to assess whether I can treat them at this time.
I will be following guidelines for infection control for COVID-19 from the Government and the British acupuncture Council and my own professional judgement as a Traditional Five Element Acupuncturist and my past experience of infection control as an Enrolled Nurse.
Changes are being made on a daily basis to Government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 R Number threshold. We all have to take great care. I will be practicing with the recommended PPE, hand washing, gloves, mask and apron (single use), disinfecting my clinic and equipment used between patients. PPE and disposable coverings are single use for each patient. Patients will be asked to wash hands when arriving at my clinic and to wear a mask. My clinic is cleared of anything that cannot be cleaned between patients, so all looking a bit plain! I am taking great care to look after my patients to keep us all safe.
I will continue with these guidelines until I am informed otherwise by Government and British Acupuncture Council guidelines.
Please contact me if you wish to discuss your current condition:-https://www.southwellacupuncture.co.uk/contact/
If you are not returning to treatment for a while, use this time to strengthen and calm your immune system to take care of yourself and family. I recommend you sign up for my blog for help with Self Care, until you can return to treatment, you can do this by filling in your details at the bottom of this page and look at the Personality Page to look into what Element you may be and how it can help your self-care ;- https://www.southwellacupuncture.co.uk/acupuncture-five-elements/