We encourage patients with any kind of knee problems to contact us in order to arrange a Skype or telephone consultation.
Please avoid going to A&E for minor sprains and twisting injuries in order to allow hospital doctors to focus on COVID-19 patients and also avoid exposure to the virus in hospital waiting areas. We are here to serve and help you stay away from the hospital.
If your knee condition is serious and cannot wait until the crisis is over then please contact us and we can provide guidance on where to get the problem seen to.
What you need to do
Help control the virus
To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:
- wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly
- cover face – wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
- make space – stay at least a metre away from people not in your household
If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.
For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
COVID-19 Advice for Everyone
- The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started (if you live alone), or 14 days (if you live with someone who has symptoms). You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
- Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to. Read An expert guide to washing your hands.
- To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue in a bin immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
- Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
New Patient and Follow-up Consultations
Due to the current situation face-to-face consultations will be replaced with either Skype or telephone consultations for both private and NHS patients.
Please contact us if you require further information.