As we begin to move out of another lock down, we feel that it is time for us to update our patients on what we can offer at the practice.
Jeane Freeman, the Health and Sport Secretary, has stated that ‘NHS dental services should be available as they were before the pandemic started’.
Ms Freeman obviously knows nothing of the circumstances that we are having to work in, as things are far from back to normal.
After an Aerosol Generating Procedure such as using a high-speed drill or ultrasonic scaler, we must leave the surgery fallow for 30 minutes for the aerosol to settle prior to cleaning it. Scottish Government supplies us with PPE to see 10 NHS patients per day.
With social distancing requirements limiting the number of patients that we can have in the practice at any one time, we are lucky to be able to see 50% of the patients that we saw pre-COVID.
We will continue to see as many patients as we are able to and will always prioritise urgent and emergency care. We are limiting the number of routine examinations that we carry out so that we are available for emergencies.
Our reception staff are doing their best to deal with the situation but we are getting a few patients who are becoming abusive when we cannot offer appointments for routine examinations.
Please be assured that we are doing our best to see patients and being unpleasant does not help matters.
Under NHS regulations, we are allowed to deregister patients who are abusive to our staff.
Hopefully we will get back to normality at some stage in the future but for the time being we appreciate your patience.
Please be aware that we are still the same friendly team but your journey through the practice will be very different to what you have been used to.
This is in order to make things as safe as possible for everyone:
YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING IS REALLY APPRECIATED
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