CORONAVIRUS

CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak the Surgery will remain CLOSED until 8th June 2020 and we are offering a telephone consultation-only service for all Dental Emergencies.

All routine and current open treatments are cancelled until further notice. Patients who come directly to the surgery will not be allowed in. Please use contact us on the number given below.

We will only be available speak to patients currently registered with by telephone and will not be providing face-to-face or in-surgery appointments.This is the directive of the Chief Dental Officer and NHS England to prevent further exposure and transmission of the Coronavirus and is designed to protect patients and the workforce. Dental staff may be asked to redeploy into the wider NHS service over the coming weeks in order to better use the resources available.

Patients can find out the local high-risk dental centre by calling NHS 111 where special facilities including full personal protective equipment have been set up.

High risk patients include:
• ALL Patients with confirmed Coronavirus infection
• Patients who are or should be self-isolating
• Anyone who has a new and continuous cough, sore throat, or a temperature of at least 37.8 degrees centigrade
• 70 years or over
• Asthmatics and those patients with COPD
• Immunocompromised patients- those with low immunity
• Those that have been in contact with a known carrier or infectious individual

The duty dentist will be contactable by telephone on 01702478494 between the hours of 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm Monday-Friday. .

We strongly advise patients to avoid seeking dental assistance until the Coronavirus outbreak has been controlled and to practice self-isolation for their own and the safety of others.
The NHS is being overburdened and we too are experiencing staff shortages due to staff in isolation so please use the emergency consultation process responsibly so that we can continue to offer this service. We would greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this outbreak. Dentists and dental staff may soon be asked to become key workers at the NHS hospitals.

If you have travelled abroad in the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus or have been asked to self-isolate please check the government's gov.uk website for the latest COVID-19 advice, you may need to call NHS 111 for further advice before making or attending your appointment. If you have COUGH, FEVER or SHORTNESS OF BREATH symptoms, to protect yourself and others please call NHS 111 for expert advice and do not enter the dental practice building. Find out more at nhs.uk/coronavirus

The NHS is experiencing an unprecedented public health situation, and the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff remain our top priority. Please be assured that we will try to ensure that when possible we will be ready to deliver your dental care to the highest standards. There will inevitably be disruption, however, we are working to minimise the impact of the Coronavirus on the NHS service. The NHS is prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services that emergency are available to the public as normal.

Check online at gov.uk and at nhs.uk for advice and the latest COVID-19 information.