Be Clear on Cancer

Dear Patients,

We just wanted to remind you that we appreciate that patients may be worried about the risk of being infected by COVID-19 by coming into the Practice.

We can simply say: Don’t be.

We do not see patients face to face without going through stringent triage with that patient, we ensure that our clinicians and staff have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment – including a mask for the patient, and we make sure that it is clinically necessary to see you face to face.

We are open, and we are operating in a safe way during the pandemic.

You should contact us if you notice a change that isn’t normal for you or if you have a symptom that you are worried about.

If you need to get in touch, we are ready to help you safely. You will be able to talk through your concerns on the phone or via a video consultation (if you need to be seen it will be in a clean environment with appropriate safeguards)

If needed, we can arrange tests in the safest way possible.

If you need to see your GP or specialist, they will follow strict guidance on infection control to protect themselves and other patients. As we explained earlier, this will include wearing personal protective equipment and restricting the number of people allowed on the premises at any one time.

Please visit Cancer Research UK to view the video.

We are worried about a significant backlog of people with undiagnosed cancer that is building up as the pandemic continues. Delays in diagnosis could mean poorer outcomes for some patients.

So please, don’t forget that we have everyone’s safety in mind and that we minimise as much risk to everyone who come to, or work in, the Practice.

DON’T risk waiting until the pandemic is over.

We are here for you,

The Team at Mickleover Medical Centre