In line with the latest Government and NHS England advice, our NHS IMOS (Intermediate Minor Oral Surgery) Services are now on hold (no appointments will be offered until further notice).
During this time, your general dental practitioner (GDP) will be able to provide remote service, wherever possible treating with: advice, analgesia and antimicrobial means where appropriate.
Local urgent dental care (UDC) hubs are set up by the NHS for patients in need of urgent treatments. These will be accessed by your GDP and in the meantime you should AVOID attending A&E.
Please follow Government advice of staying at home and keep social distancing.
The general clinical case definition for COVID-19 has been updated. Everyone, including health and social care workers, should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss of/ change in smell or taste. The individual’s household should also self-isolate for 14 days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell or taste.
We are advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.
This group includes those who are:
- aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
- under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (ie anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds)
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
- problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- being seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above)
- those who are pregnant
Updated 19th May 2020