Lockdown and corona virus and Behind the Scenes
2020 will be a year we will remember and will be one for the history books.
We are glad to see that we are slowly going back to normal.
A global pandemic, something from fiction became our reality. It stopped everyone from going about their routines and closed businesses. For a large number of our patients it meant shielding and cocooning. After 8 weeks of forced closure with only emergency treatments being offered, we are permitted to re-open.
To reassure all our patients, there has been a deep clean of the premises, appointment gaps ensure minimal contact and allow a full wipe down between clients and the clinicians are wearing full personal protective equipment (gloves, apron, mask and visors). Please do not feel intimidated by any of this, it is intended to provide reassurance and keep all parties as safe as possible. It is very likely that we will be working in this way for many months, if you do not feel confident and comfortable to attend at this time, contact as and when you are, in the meantime if you require advice on self-management or need any products to assist you, please do not hesitate to call.
You may wonder what the team have been up to over the lockdown….
Behind the scenes…
Podiatrists were classed as keyworkers and essential in the prevention of additional stress on the NHS, we have all undertaken care of high risk category patients and emergencies through this period. Where possible we have kept in touch with our patients and been available for advice and support.
When you book for your appointment you will notice a few changes to how the clinics are run, this is for everyone’s safety and to minimise any transfer risks. Most notably you will see that the podiatrist are wearing visors, masks, aprons and gloves.
”Leena has been busy preparing the various measures necessary to enable the clinic to reopen. The time to enjoy some family time and cooking up tasty treats, something that as a busy practice owner is a rarity. With a houseful of teenagers, there is never a dull moment!Leena LakhaniBSc (Hons) MSChP – HPC Registered | Society Of Podiatrists And Chiropodists
”Genevieve managed to complete on her house sale and moved as lockdown hit, although all her possessions are still in store until mid-June. The unexpected free time has meant lovely canal sidewalks in her new locality. She was also able to use the time to catch up on some CPD and general training, as well as taking up a new hobby - beaded jewelry making.Genevieve StrowgerBSc (Hons) MSChP – HPC Registered | Society Of Podiatrists And Chiropodists
”Sonal has been very busy working on the frontline in the NHS, seeing patients in hospital and in the community, in and around London. As a team we are very proud of her contribution during this challenging time and I am sure she will have a few tales to tell!SonalBSc (Hons) MSChP – HPC Registered | Society Of Podiatrists And Chiropodists
Jez unfortunately contracted Covid and although poorly for several weeks, is now recovering and looking forward to getting back to work and treating patients. We wish him the best We hope to get a flattering picture of him in PPE when he is up and working.
We very much look forward to seeing you fit, well and safe
Leena and the team at Bucks Foot Clinic