The map of infection in Hertfordshire is from late 2020, the darker shades show higher rates. Left as a reminder of the times, even though we have moved on a few years later to what the government describe as “living with Covid”.
Living with the disease does not mean the problem has entirely gone away and should be ignored. Local information and advice remain available from Herts County Council, you can see more on the current position at this NHS website.
Whilst there are no remaining UK coronavirus restrictions in a general sense, medical facilities continue to take precautions. To help you stay safe and feel safe, when you require specialist medical support.
Procedures At Our Clinic
Our Barnet clinic is open to treat all conditions. In clinic appointments are available, although so is a consultation by video link, or telephone if you are concerned with visiting.
Where in clinic treatment, or further diagnosis is essential, a safe visit can be organised. Every precaution is taken to protect the health of visitors and staff members, from stringent infection control, to practical steps.
A private car park leading to a rear entrance reduces contact, along with running less clinics. The flow of people is controlled, PPE is worn at most times, ventilation is prioritised, patients are asked to wear masks.
Offering Secure Care
We naturally act in accordance with guidelines issued by statutory health agencies and other professional bodies, which are regularly updated. Decisions are still based on the individual needs of each patient.
Skin cancers continue to require essential care, yet treating other skin conditions can be important. If you remain concerned about coronavirus, the benefits of certain treatment choices can be balanced against risk.
Medication which affects the immune system could be minimised, or alternatives considered, monitoring can be carried out remotely. Treatment is not lessened, there is simply a need to take Covid-19 into account.
A safe approach means that we can continue to treat a full range of skin conditions, whilst maintaining Covid security.
Keeping our clinic running effectively is the best route for our patients and reflects our team’s dedication to dermatology in Hertfordshire. Please get in touch if we can offer any support, or advice.