At Karidis Clinic we are working in line with the advice that the Government, Public Health England and the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth have given, to provide our team and our patients with peace of mind when visiting our practice.
The Hospital has been fortunate to have Consultant Microbiologists that work within Public Health England and the National Office at Guys & St Thomas to advise and support them as well as a strengthened infection control team which has provided us with protocols and parameters in which to work.
Our promise to you all is that the safety and protection of our patients and our team is always at the centre of each decision we make. Fill in the contact form below and we’ll send you our Karidis Clinic Patient Safety Guide that outlines the measures we have taken thus far to secure your safety. However, please be rest assured that these measures will evolve when and where necessary.
HOW WE ARE KEEPING YOU SAFE
Our practice is based on the 3rd floor within the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth. We continue to provide a high level of safety and care
We have been working with microbiologists from PHE to implement the highest standards of infection prevention and control management
We are protecting our patients by providing PPE and training staff in safe donning and doffing and providing disposal bins throughout
Changes to reception
Our reception desk has been fitted with a protective screen to limit direct contact between patients and staff
We are also limiting the number of our patients within the clinic at any one time and spacing out the waiting area
We have closed our restroom facilities – public restrooms are still available in the main hospital and are cleaned in line with infection control policies
Hand sanitisers provided
Our team has been trained to wash hands frequently and we are providing easy-to-use touch free hand sanitising stations for your protection
New cleaning measures
Our cleaning rotations and policies in clinic have been revised in line with infection control and management policies
Bookings and payments
These will be taken online to avoid unnecessary contact. If card machines are used to take payment, they will be sanitised after each use
Prior to your treatment, we are offering virtual consultations. For cosmetic surgery procedures, this may be a two-part consultation
All medical questionnaires and consent forms are available for completion online prior to your appointment
Please attend your appointment on your own. To protect them and others, please do not bring friends, family or children with you
If you are undergoing a procedure, you will be asked to come ready for treatment without make-up which will limit your exposure to others
Please arrive at the door of the practice no earlier than 5 minutes before your allotted time to minimise numbers in clinic
Always on hand
The time we physically spend with you may be reduced at the present, but we are always here to answer all of your questions
NEW CLINIC LAYOUT
We have made various changes to the clinic layout, following advice from the Government, Public Health England and the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth. This includes placing spacing dots on the floor to indicate appropriate spacing, using a protective cough screen in reception, promoting frequent hand washing with the use of hand sanitizer within the clinic.