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  • VITALITY Private Medical Insurance- What you need to know:

    VITALITY Insurance- What you need to know: Prior to attending your appointment you must contact VITALITY for a pre-authorisation number and also determine how much your policy excess is set at. You can call VITALITY on 0345 602 3523. You can speak to VITALITY by clicking here ​ Please note that medical devices such as orthotics and supplemental medication are not covered by VITALITY. Checklist - prior to attending your consultation at Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic you will need to : ​ Ensure that you gain a pre authorisation number from VITALITY You may require a GP referral prior to attending You will need to pay your policy excess direct to Deva Podiatry Contact VITALITY if you are in any doubt regarding your policy coverage prior to attending your Podiatry consultation Understand how much your excess is on your policy and what fees are covered by your policy and advise the clinic accordingly. In most cases you will pay for your consultation and then claim back your fees with the appropiate submission of an invoice. ​ ​VITALITY Procedure codes for podiatrists: ​ VITALITY initial consultation: No code required VITALITY follow up consultation: No code required VITALITY nail surgery: S6400 VITALITY injection: W9030 ​ Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic, Chester, Sarah Webber, VITALITY provider number via Healthcode Registration SP100361 Disclaimer: All information provided is correct as at December 1st 2020.Information is deemed as contact details and reclaim procedures in respect of policies issued by VITALITY to their clients. Deva Podiatry are not a client of VITALITY. Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic are registered with the HCPC under registration no: CH32605 and via Healthcode through registration with the Private Practice Register for the purpose of transacting Private Health Insurance Authorised payments. It is the duty of the insured to ensure that their policy is valid for the purpose of utilising it for podiatry treatment.

  • CIGNA Private Medical Insurance- What you need to know:

    CIGNA Insurance- What you need to know: Prior to attending your appointment you must contact CIGNA for a pre-authorisation number and also determine how much your policy excess is set at. You can call CIGNA on 01475 788463. Existing CIGNA members can click through to there login here or email: UKinfo@Cigna.com. ​ Please note that medical devices such as orthotics and supplemental medication are not covered by CIGNA. Checklist - prior to attending your consultation at Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic you will need to : ​ Ensure that you gain a pre authorisation number from CIGNA You may require a GP referral prior to attending You will need to pay your policy excess direct to Deva Podiatry Contact CIGNA if you are in any doubt regarding your policy coverage prior to attending your Podiatry consultation Deva Podiatry can bill CIGNA directly for you if we are provided with the appropriate information. Please speak to your podiatrist at your consultation Understand how much your excess is on your policy and what fees are covered by your policy and advise the clinic accordingly In most cases you will pay for your consultation and then claim back your fees with the appropiate submission of an invoice. ​ ​ CIGNA Procedure codes for podiatrists: ​ CIGNA initial consultation: No code required CIGNA follow up consultation: No code required CIGNA nail surgery: S7010 CIGNA injection: W9030 CIGNA Local Anaesthetic: AC100 ​ Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic, Chester, Sarah Webber, CIGNA provider number 217508 Disclaimer: All information provided is correct as at December 1st 2020.Information is deemed as contact details and reclaim procedures in respect of policies issued by CIGNA to their clients. Deva Podiatry are not a client of CIGNA. Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic are registered with the HCPC under registration no: CH32605 and via Healthcode through registration with the Private Practice Register for the purpose of transacting Private Health Insurance Authorised payments. It is the duty of the insured to ensure that their policy is valid for the purpose of utilising it for podiatry treatment.

  • AVIVA Private Medical Insurance- What you need to know:

    AVIVA Insurance- What you need to know: Prior to attending your appointment you must contact AVIVA for a pre-authorisation number and also determine how much your policy excess is set at. You can call AVIVA on 0800 0683827. Existing AVIVA members can click through to there login here this takes you to AVIVA. ​ Please note that medical devices such as orthotics and supplemental medication are not covered by AVIVA. Checklist - prior to attending your consultation at Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic you will need to : ​ Ensure that you gain a pre authorisation number from AVIVA You may require a GP referral prior to attending You will need to pay your policy excess direct to Deva Podiatry Contact AVIVA if you are in any doubt regarding your policy coverage prior to attending your Podiatry consultation Understand how much your excess is on your policy and what fees are covered by your policy and advise the clinic accordingly In most cases you will pay for your consultation and then claim back your fees with the appropiate submission of an invoice. ​ AVIVA Procedure codes for podiatrists: ​ AVIVA initial consultation: No code required AVIVA follow up consultation: No code required AVIVA nail surgery: S7010 AVIVA injection: W9040 AVIVA Local Anaesthetic: AC100 ​ Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic, Chester, Sarah Webber, AVIVA provider number 600138279 Disclaimer: All information provided is correct as at December 1st 2020.Information is deemed as contact details and reclaim procedures in respect of policies issued by AVIVA to their clients. Deva Podiatry are not a client of AVIVA. Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic are registered with the HCPC under registration no: CH32605 and via Healthcode through registration with the Private Practice Register for the purpose of transacting Private Health Insurance Authorised payments. It is the duty of the insured to ensure that their policy is valid for the purpose of utilising it for podiatry treatment.

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  • Bookings at Deva Podiatry Foot Clinic Chester

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  • Treatments at Deva Podiatry Foot Clinic Chester

    Specialist Treatments at Deva podiatry foot CLINIC CHESTER Our modern ground floor clinic offers ample free parking and is easily located at 7 Manor Road, Westminster Park, Chester, CH4 7QW . Click through to the google map on our bookings page. Take Me To Google Maps Initial Podiatry /Chiropody Assessment & First Treatment £65 Initial Assessment & First Treatment ​ Book Now Because your feet are unique,your first appointment at Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic, Chester, will consist of an extensive foot and lower limb assessment with a Podiatrist who will listen attentively to your specific foot complaints. We will take your full medical history and details of any medications that you take. We need this information as certain medical conditions and medications can have an impact on your foot health. ​ We will complete a full examination of the foot and lower limb.Your circulation will be tested using a doppler machine. A number of other non invasive tests are carried out . These assessments give us a clear understanding of your general foot and lower limb health, think of it as a foot MOT. This allows us to tailor your treatments to your individual needs. ​ The assessment will give facts and evaluation regarding your current foot and lower limb status. If required , we can forward our findings to your GP. You will be talked through the findings and any questions you have will be answered in a clear and friendly manner. ​ This assessment is combined with an initial treatment of routine podiatry including toenail cutting, hard skin and corn removal and advising on any other foot conditions that may be present. ​ To offer best practice podiatry it is our belief that an initial appointment should be allocated an appropriate amount of clinician time. All initial assessments are allocated up to 40 minuets of time . Feedback from patients on this is encouraging with many citing the 40 minute time slot as highly beneficial in the post Covid-19 world. Routine Standard Podiatry/ Chiropody £48 Routine Standard Podiatry/ Chiropody Book Now For those who have already had an initial assessment treatments range from nail cutting and corn and callous removal through to thickened nails, dry skin and advice on skin and nail conditions. This treatment is considered essential for those wanting to maintain good foot health. ​ Many patients opt for continuing foot health management as they have recurring factors. Here at Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic we offer flexible solutions to your ongoing foot health issues. Some patients return every 4-6 weeks and others find that with a degree of self management they may need to return once or twice a year. Many are surprised to discover that under appropriate management they can extend the time between clinic appointments! ​ At Deva Podiatry we promote best practice modern podiatry. We work with you and for you. Quality time slots to carry out considered podiatry treatments and frequency of return to clinic discussed with you. This is what our patients highlight as a benefit of treatment at Deva Podiatry. Nail Surgery (Following Podiatrist Consultation) £385 for one nail. Additional nails £150. Includes 3 aftercare appointments Book Now Nail Surgery (subject to assessment)​ If you have long-term issues with ingrowing/unsightly nails or a persistent fungal nail infection you may be suitable for nail surgery. It is a very simple procedure performed under a local anaesthetic where we remove all or a part of the nail, usually followed by the application of a chemical to prevent the regrowth of the problem nail. If a decision is taken to commence nail surgery an appointment is rescheduled for you and the clinic is prepared to ensure that the surgery is carried out within a dedicated and sterile environment. A range of sterile nail surgery specific instruments and equipment is used for the procedure. We provide a full and detailed information pack with after care guidance. Please be aware that under statutory regulations insurance to drive is void post-surgery and it is recommended that you make suitable arrangements to be collected from the clinic. We further advise that full rest is taken for at least 24 hours post-surgery and that the leg (or legs) are elevated for at least 24 hours to ensure good healing. Post-Surgery It is our aim to ensure the very best practice in after care. Therefore, as part of the treatment plan we offer a further 3 follow up appointments. At intervals of 1-2 days, 7 - 14 days and approximately 4 weeks post-surgery. At each appointment the dressings will be removed, and the wound assessed for progress before further new dressings are applied. After this period and subject to agreement with the patient the wound is then self-managed by the patient. ​ Here at Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic Chester, we believe in providing you with as much detail as possible to help you make decisions on what for many can be traumatic or sensitive issues. We are happy to publish our price structure and in addition throughout the website we have included sections that explain in detail the full nail surgery process. You can find out more by clicking here . Alternatively you can read our blog posts on nail surgery here ​ Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic, Chester. Where your feet are in safe hands. Anchor 2 Fungal Nail Fenestration ( The Lacuna Method ) £65 Initial Consultation Book Now Fungal Nail Fenestration ( The Lacuna Method) ​ Up to 60% of the population suffer to some degree with Onychomycosis or more commonly known as Fungal Nail Infection.Consulting with a Podiatrist and proactively engaging in a course of treatment can clinically cure fungal nail infection. Up to 60% of the population suffer to some degree with Onychomycosis or more commonly known as Fungal Nail Infection. Clinical evidence now shows that consulting with a Podiatrist and proactively engaging in a course of treatment can clinically cure fungal nail infection. How Can Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic Help You? A consultation appointment is booked an optional in clinic diagnostic test is carried out. This will test for the presence of dermatophyte fungal infection. If the test positively identifies Onychomycosis you will be advised on your suitability for a course of treatment. The cost of this initial session is £65 and £49 for the optional test.Further sessions are charged at £65 per session. Course of Treatment An initial treatment plan consists of 4 appointments spaced out over a four to six month period at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks. The growth rate of a nail in recovery is around 1-2mm a month. Changes in the condition of treated nails can be identified and recorded at each of the sessions. The Treatment The condition of all nails is recorded and charted. Photographs of affected nails are taken. This enables us to record progress at each stage of the treatment. The level of onychomycosis in the nail is determined by using a formula called the Onychomycosis Index. We are then able to develop your treatment plan. The Procedure Following examination and identification of the nails to be treated, the procedure will commence. Your podiatrist will drill into the affected nail with a series of micro surgical drills. This procedure is carried out without the need for anaesthetic. The micro holes created give a superb opportunity for the nail bed to be treated directly by sandwiching the active ingredient Terbinafine between the nail and the nail bed allowing direct penetration of the area infected with the fungus. The number of holes drilled is dependent on the area of nail affected and can vary from 3 to 5 holes surrounding an “island” of fungus in the middle of a satisfactory nail to as many as 25 holes in a nail which is severely affected by fungal nail infection. The next stage is to hygienically extract the dust from the surface of the nail, before spraying the nail with Terbinafine. Terbinafine in spray form has proven successful in clearing the source of the fungal nail infection from the nail bed. The procedure is then repeated for the remaining treatments on the course. ​ Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic have managed numerous fungal nail fenestration treatments to patient satisfaction. We are happy to publish our pricing structure for the process. ​ You can find out more information at our dedicated Lacuna Method page by clicking here ​ Or visit the Deva Podiatry blog here where you will find articles and discussion from ourselves and respected Podiatrists and Chiropodists on the treatment of fungal nail. Podiatrist Managed Verrucae Treatment (Various Methods) £65 Initial Consultation. Prices vary depending on treatment method. Contact Us ​ Seeking Professional Help for Verrucae Whilst verrucae may disappear on their own, they can quickly become troublesome, spreading to other areas of your feet, growing larger, and often becoming painful. Seeking professional help from a podiatrist can help you clear up your verrucae more quickly. We recommend visiting us here at Deva Podiatry if your verruca is painful, has spread, multiplied, altered in appearance, or if it’s restricting you in your daily activities. Causes Of Verrucae Verrucae are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), a highly contagious virus. The virus thrives in moist, damp environments, such as changing room floors, swimming pools and communal showers. You can catch the virus simply by walking on the same floor as an infected person, which is why it’s so common amongst children and people who regularly attend swimming pools and gyms. Verrutop Verrucae Treatment ​ We are delighted to introduce Verrutop to the clinic. An EU approved treatment that is suitable for treatment of adults and children of 6 years of age and over. Visit the dedicated pages that explain the treatment in detail by clicking here Acid Treatment Clinical acid treatments are much stronger than the branded products you buy from a pharmacy. They are used to disrupt the virus and cause inflammation provoking your body to make an immune response. This type of treatment usually requires several sessions. The procedure itself is painless, however some people feel a little discomfort 2 to 3 days later when the acid starts to work. Verrucae Needling Verruca needling is a minor surgical procedure that’s carried out under local anaesthetic. It involves puncturing the verruca multiple times using a fine, sterile needle. This treatment pushes the virus into the dermis allowing the body’s immune system to recognise and destroy the virus. An advantage of Verruca needling is that it usually only requires a single treatment. I n a small percentage of cases a further treatment may be required. ​ We can not guarantee that every verrucae treatment will be 100% successful, but we can guarantee that we will be honest in offering the most suitable treatment for each individual patient, giving you the most up to date information available and discussing different courses of treatment will ensure that you are always fully informed of the processes. ​ Orthotics & Other Specialist Podiatry Chiropody £65 Initial Consultation. Contact Us Orthotics ​ We have a range of orthotic insoles available in clinic. Following a consultation appointment with our lead podiatrist recommendations are made and suitable insoles can be supplied to you. ​ Bespoke Devices ​ To relieve and reduce pressure points we can create bespoke devices that can assist and help alleviate pain. Our experience with the skeletal composition coupled with many years clinical experience of bespoke manufacturing of aids can bring about suitable remedy. ​ The foot is a very complex component of the body. Over our lifetime various factors can combine to place huge pressures on our feet and lower limbs. A podiatrist is highly trained to specialise in this field of medicine. ​ There are many complications to the lower foot. Some develop gradually over a long period of time; others arrive almost overnight. An online search or inappropriate advice from a foot health practitioner, or an assistant in the foot-care aisle at the supermarket can in some circumstances aggravate your condition. When you consult with a podiatrist you get appropriate advice. If the condition is determined to be outside of our scope, we will explain why and in such circumstances are able to refer you on to a specialist in other fields of medicine. Contact our podiatrist today -for all your podiatry needs. ​ Plantar Fasciitis & Other conditions of the foot ​ We use our knowledge to identify and diagnose conditions that are impacting on your foot health. There are many aggravating conditions of the foot that a Podiatrist can advise on. ​ Orthotics are a solution for some.For others the findings of an assesment may point towards gentle rehabilitation through detailed foot health exercise programmes.We can offer a range of solutions dependent on the findings of your consultation and in full consultation with you. ​

  • FAQs Fungal Toe nail Treatment Deva Podiatry

    ​ Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Fungal Toe nail Treatment Onymychosis At Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic Chester ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ At Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic, Chester we offer a number of treatment options for fungal nail infection. Within an initial consultation we can assess your foot health condition and advise as to whether you have fungal nail infection (onymychosis) and can develop, with you, a suitable plan of action to reduce its presence. It is common for a patient to present at clinic with a belief that fungal nail infection is present. A specialist podiatrist can advise and most importantly offer a correct diagnosis of the condition, often and where the nail fungus is mild a suitable topical treatment can be supplied for the patient to administer and apply topically. In some cases and dependent on factors such as age and underlying health conditions, as a podiatrist I am able to recommend that a GP prescribes an oral alternative. This option would be discussed with you during an initial consultation. ​ Online research can be extremely helpful but can also throw up added confusion. Images can be enhanced or photographed in poor light. The origin or age of an image is not known and often the image does not relate to the stated condition. ​ If you have doubts as to whether you have fungal nail we are able to offer an in clinic diagnostic test. This test is an optional stage in helping you make decisions on how you wish to proceed. ​ A knowledgeable Podiatrist can address your concerns and set up a pathway towards resolution. ​ Although we refer to the condition as fungal nail, modern Podiatric research has established that the fungus establishes itself below the nail and above the nail bed creating a cavity where it thrives on the underside of the nail in its own eco-system. Over the counter products have little effect on the eradication of the condition as they are unable to penetrate through the nail. At best some may " bleach" the outer nail to appear whiter. If after your initial consultation it is determined that fenestration ( The Lacuna Method ® ) is a potential solution we can discuss a suitable treatment plan. About Fenestration ( Fungal Toenail Treatment) - The Lacuna Method ® Lacuna Method® for fungal nails involves a specialised technique to safely and painlessly introduce multiple tiny holes across the fungal area of the affected nail. A topical anti-fungal agent is then applied to the nail which is then able to reach the affected area beneath the nail plate via the small holes which act as a portal. ​ In clinic we use an array of sterilized micro tools and techniques to ensure that the anti-fungal agent is assisted in directly reaching the affected areas. No anaesthetic is required and the procedure is generally completely pain free. ​ As part of the treatment regime the patient administers a recommended anti-fungal agent daily at home. The patient returns to clinic on 4 further occasions for a 6 weekly progress session. Further micro holes are placed in the nail as the affected areas grow out during treatment. High levels of record keeping are maintained through photographic updates on changes and treatment notes to correspond with each session. Additional advice on best evidence foot health hygiene is provided thoughout the process as a compliment to the treatment plan. Evidence has shown that where the treatment plan is followed results are highly encouraging. ​ The initial treatment plan is tailored to a six month period which is equal to the growth cycle of around 1/3 to 1/2 a full nail cycle. Patients have the option to continue with the treatment programme with repeat cycles or withdraw to independently maintain their foot health. ​ ​ The Lacuna Method® History ​ Fenestration was originally developed and patented in the USA in the late 1970's. At the time the ability to administer appropriate medicaments was not as well developed and research identified that the creams and potions of the day could not penetrate micro-holes and contra the size of hole needed would be ineffective at retaining the creams and allow for an effective treatment action. ​ In recent years advances in nano-technology have allowed for gels and sprays to be developed that contain active ingredients at micro particle level. This has allowed for the fenestration method to return as the delivery method for such anti-fungal agents. ​ The Lacuna Method ® has been developed as a process by leading Podiatrists and is now being used internationally by Podiatrists who recognise the benefits of the method in addressing fungal nail infections. The Lacuna Method ® has become the preferred method of treatment at many of the UK's advanced Podiatry Clinics. At Deva Podiatry as advocates of Resolution Podiatry we consider ourselves to be such a clinic and commit ourselves to best practice modern podiatry. ​ ​ NOTES: ​ There are a number of contra-indications to treatments for fungal nails infections all of which will be discussed at your initial consultation. Identifying whether there is a fungal nail infection may require some additional tests. ​ There are no 'quick fixes' to any treatments offered of any nature for fungal nail infections due to the nature and complexity of the condition. You will need to adhere to any treatment regimes as directed by your podiatrist. ​ Further treatment sessions will be required to be completed at approx 5-6 weekly intervals. Within these sessions progress is monitored and recorded and your podiatrist will discuss progress and developments with you. Terbinafine liquid is used for the purposes of the Lacuna method for fungal nails. The spray is used "off licence" as it is intended for use on the skin. However, the Lacuna method® introduces small holes allowing the liquid to penetrate to the skin beneath the nail plate to be effective on the organisms responsible for fungal infections. ​ Where it is deemed that Terbinafine is not a suitable treatment liquid we have alternative liquid medicaments available.These alternatives are approved and regulated by the relevant UK and EU guidance and suitability will be discussed with you. ​ In addition to the course of fungal nail treatment it may be necessary to self-administer a complimentary regime to your feet with a suitable antifungal treatment. ​ There may be some slight discomfort during or after treatment and/or minor bleeding. If this occurs a sterile dressing will be applied and it will not affect your being able to proceed with your treatment. ​ Strict hygeine methods will need to be adhered to in order for any treatment to work effectively, all this will be discussed with you in detail at all appointments. At Deva Podiatry we have produced a detailed information sheet that will be provided to assist you. ​ Fee Structure For Lacuna Method® -Fungal Nail Fenestration ​ Fungal Nail Treatment Initial Consultation Fee £65.00 - advice with recommendations of suitable treatment specific to each persons needs. ​ If you are to proceed, preparatory work is carried out within the initial consultation. ​ The Lacuna Method® Fungal Nail Treatment course consists of 4 further appointments at 6 weekly intervals over the following 6 months. ​ Payment for the course is offered by one of two options:- ​ ​ Option 1 - Full course of Lacuna ® treatment - price is inclusive of all medicaments , advice and instruction sheet, payable in full following initial consultation and prior to commencement of treatment programme. ​ 1 nail = £300.00 2+ nails = £325.00 ​ Option 2 - Pay as you go Lacuna® Treatments starting from £65 for the initial consultation and then £65 per treatment for 1 nail or £70 per treatment for 2+ nails. ​ 1 nail = £325.00 2+ nails = £350.00 ​ OPTIONAL EXTRA within initial consultation is the fee for the in-clinic fungal test at £49. ​ An introductory bottle of active product is included within the treatment package. Additional product is available to purchase from Clinic at £8 to £16. ​ The pricing structure is a reflection of most common fungal nail patient presentations. For example most patients require treatment for 1 or both large toes. Additional treatments for other toes if required are included in the treatment plan as the fee structure is capped at those listed above. ​ The Lacuna Method® fee pricing structure is reflective of the condition treated and compares favourably to alternative therapies. ​ Please Note: Lacuna Method® Fungal Nail Treatment. Although it has a high success rate, it is NOT 100% guaranteed in every single case, as is no treatment. In order to get the best outcome you must be fully committed to following all the advice provided. Fungal infections are treatable, and the best results are seen when treatment advice is followed stringently. Toe Fact: Your toenails grow at a rate of approximately 1.5 mm to 1.7 mm a month which is a far slower rate than fingernails that typically grow at a rate of 3 mm to 4 mm a month. The loss of a toenail may feel drastic and is compounded by the fact that the slow growth rate equates to full replacement with healthy nail taking 12 to 18 months. Sometimes trauma to the nail bed can hamper this regeneration process still further. ​ ​ ​ For Reassurance the Deva Podiatry Foot Health Clinic COVID-19 Policy is reprinted in full. You can be further reassured that the clinic and all equipment will be prepared to the highest standards prior to your designated surgery time. Introduction ​ The health and safety of both patients and podiatrists is paramount. Deva Podiatry have always focussed on exceptional Infection control; however COVID-19 has brought to the fore the need to introduce additional measures. This document is to be used in combination with documents from other organisations such as Public Health England and The College of Podiatry. Additional Infection Control ​ Between each appointment to wipe with diluted bleach or clinell wipes;- • Doorknobs • Entire treatment couch • Patients chair within clinic • Podiatrists Chair • Keyboard, screen, and housing of I-Pad • Square payment terminal • Pen • Treatment Trolley • Counter- top • Light • Sneeze shield • Drawer handles, drill, doppler, cardio machine, doppler and any other items touched in the course of treatment • Skirting to the clinic Also, to mop floor with diluted bleach, clinell wipes or floor wipes. Personal Protective Equipment ( PPE) ​ The College Of Podiatry currently directs podiatrists to use tables 2 and 4 when deciding which PPE to use: • Gloves • Apron • IIR fluid resistant masks • Eye or face mask, depending on risk. Risk factors to be considered are which procedure, likelihood of patient being contagious and risk factors of the contracting COVID-19. The College Of Podiatry suggests that a FFP2 or FFP3 mask will provide superior protection, therefore a combined IIR and FFP3 mask is ideal. The College advises that a face visor would, if this combination is not available, provide additional protection. ​ Before booking the appointment The podiatrist will question the patient and, if an existing patient, refer to previous notes to ensure the patient meets the current criteria for treatment listed in the “ Decision Tree for Independent Practitioners” and the “Treatment Grid during COVID-19”. ​ Before the appointment • The COVID-19 triage form is completed • The patient consents to attending the appointment • It is explained to the patient that they must wait in the car until the allotted time • they may be required to wear a mask • they will need to wash their hands or use hand sanitiser upon attending • that 2 metres distance will be maintained where possible (continued) • they will need to attend on their own (exception where it is previously identified that a carer or guardian will attend) • Payment will be taken via card ​ On Arrival for the appointment • Any pedestrian patient must not arrive before their allotted appointment time • A patient travelling by car is to stay within their car until the allotted appointment time • A patient will be encouraged to wear their own mask or scarf for their own personal protection • The patient will be directed to sanitise their hands prior to treatment or if a preference is made for washing hands this facility is also available next to the treatment chair ​ Changes within the clinic • Worktop surfaces will be decluttered to allow for more efficient cleansing in between patients • All seating materials to be made of a wipeable material • Sign at entrance to clinic highlighting COVID-19 guidelines • Tissues and hand sanitiser available to patients • Lavatory light to be left on • Patient appointments to be restructured to allow for adequate time to receive the patient, carry out the treatment and for the patient to exit the clinic without an overlap with previous or subsequent patient • An additional period of time to be allocated to the period post appointment to allow for satisfactory sanitising of the clinic • Patients who are known to be at higher risk from Covid-19 and fall within the vulnerable categories will be offered an appointment at the start of the session ​ Podiatrists Attire • Clean scrubs and socks to be put on in the clinic • Dedicated clinic shoes to be kept and used within the clinic • After session, scrubs and socks to be placed into a dedicated clinic laundry bag and put directly into washing machine upon bringing them into the house • After clinic session, podiatrist to go directly home and shower, laundering clothes that have been worn between clinic and house VERSION 2: Produced by Sarah Webber DATE: 5th June 2020 References and external links to governing legislation in relation to Covid-19. Click on the icons below to be taken to the relevant latest information on coronavirus. ​ COP “PPE Clarification May 2020” COP “ PPE inaccessibility guidance” Public Health England “ Additional considerations, in addition to standard infection prevention and control precautions” table 4 “ Any setting. Direct patient / resident care assessing an individual that is not currently a possible or confirmed case ( within 2 metres)” Book A Consultation

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