My clinics have now re-opened, however there are some changes to my services. Your health, wellbeing and safety remain my priority.
Given the current Government restrictions, it can be difficult to access the normal level of healthcare and advice you have been accustomed to. My practice is in line with current guidance from the Royal College of Physicians, the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Spinal Interventional Society, and the UK Government and Public Health England. Please be reassured that I am monitoring the Covid-19 situation closely and I appreciate your understanding during this unusual time.
To allow you to get the advice and treatment you need over the coming months, I am offering virtual (video) remote and telephone consultations as a first line preferred appointment route, unless, for clinical and medical reasons, a face-to-face consultation is necessary. Covid-19 is still present, and still potentially life threatening to both patients and Physicians. As such, the clinical need for face-to-face consultation must outweigh the significant risk to both.
When contacting my clinics, you will be asked to outline your problem and a Covid-19 riskassessment will take place in order to determine the most appropriate type of consultation that you can have. If any of the circumstances on page 2 apply to you, you must advise me of this. Please note that the list may not include everyone who is at high risk and may change as we learn more about the virus.
All patients attending for a face-to-face consultation or treatment and any other attending party will be explained the Covid-19 related risks and will be required to sign a consent form prior to their face-to-face appointment.
Just like a face-to-face appointment, during a virtual consultation, you will receive expert, one-onone care to help you return to optimum health as soon as possible. I will be taking into account your injury, condition, and previous medical history to accurately diagnose and recommend the best treatment going forward, all in the comfort of your home environment. Virtual consultations will work on your smartphone, computer, and tablet.
Imaging departments and blood laboratories remain open for investigations and are adhering to Covid-19 safety measures. I am still able to see patients for injections but there are certain Covid19 restrictions in place.
Please see my frequently asked questions for further information. If you have any further questions, please contact the clinic by telephone (07540123227) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will aim to respond to your question(s) the same day.
My team and I wish you good health during these times.
Dr Usamah Jannoun
People at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) from Covid-19 virus include those who:
- have had an organ transplant
- are having chemotherapy or antibody treatment for cancer, including immunotherapy
- are having an intense course of radiotherapy (radical radiotherapy) for lung cancer
- are having targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system (such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors)
- have blood or bone marrow cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
- have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant in the past 6 months, or are still taking
- immunosuppressant medicine
- have been told by a doctor they you have a severe lung condition (such as cystic fibrosis, severe asthma or severe COPD)
- have a condition that means they have a very high risk of getting infections (such as SCID or sickle cell)
- are taking medicine that makes them much more likely to get infections (such as high doses of
- steroids or immunosuppressant medicine)
- have a serious heart condition and are pregnant
People at moderate risk (clinically vulnerable) from Covid-19 virus include those who:
- are 70 or older
- are pregnant
- have a lung condition that’s not severe (such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis)
- have heart disease (such as heart failure)
- have diabetes
- have chronic kidney disease
- have liver disease (such as hepatitis)
- have a condition affecting the brain or nerves (such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy)
- have a condition that means they have a high risk of getting infections
- are taking medicine that can affect the immune system (such as low doses of steroids)
- are very obese (a BMI of 40 or above)
Last Updated June 1st 2020