Monthly Archives: March 2022

“Living with COVID”

Marylebone Health Centre are committed to keeping our patients and staff as safe as possible when they visit or attend to work on our premises. The latest government guidance’ living with COVID’ has been released 1.3.2022 for general practice.  There are no immediate changes to our infection control requirements and staff will continue to self test regularly. Staff, patients and visitors should wear a mask/face covering in healthcare settings.

Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions and what makes a good one – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Patients will be texted before they attend to remind them to cancel unwanted appointments, and not to attend if they are unwell or have symptoms of flu or COVID. Patients will be screened on entry We still need to limit the numbers attending our site, we can provide interpreters and chaperones. If a patient feels unable to be seen without someone else attending with them we ask that they advise reception before attending so that we can check with the clinician as patients may need to be seen in a large consulting room if it is felt that this is safe to do so. The consistent application of infection control measures, alongside the roll out of the vaccine programme and staff and patient testing, remains the most effective defence against the entry and spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings.