CRGH safety measures during COVID-19

As Covid-19 laws are being relaxed, it’s important that patients are aware of CRGH’s current policy and guidance. As a medical setting, government guidance sometimes suggests that we continue to follow measures which are being relaxed elsewhere. This includes the wearing of masks, regular testing and not attending the clinic if you have tested positive or have symptoms of Covid-19.

CRGH is taking extensive measures to keep all patients and staff safe and virus free during treatment.

 

CRGH Self-Isolation Policy as of 24.02.22

Covid-19 laws in England have changed as of 24.02.22. However, as a medical facility it’s important that we continue to ensure the safety of our patients and team-members. Therefore:

  • Patients who test positive for Covid-19 must not attend the clinic for 5 days, and until two negative tests have been conducted.
  • Patients are required to take PCR tests at key points of their treatment, as outlined below.
  • Patients must wear a face mask at all times when attending the clinic.

For more details on our Covid-19 measures please read below.

 

Testing

A key measure of our strategy is the introduction of COVID-19 testing for patients and staff. The test is known as a ‘PCR Test’ and involves taking samples from the nose and the back of the throat.

PCR test

Staff are being tested regularly, and only those with a current negative test will be permitted on the premises.

For Egg Collections, FETs, and IUIs, the patient and partner will be provided with a test kit at the start of stimulation (baseline scan). You will be given instructions on how and when to conduct the test so that the result will be provided to the clinic prior to your egg collection, frozen embryo transfer, or IUI. The nursing team will discuss this with you during your baseline appointment.

For hysteroscopy, ERPC or any other procedure performed under sedation, a test will be required for the patient approximately 3 days prior to procedure.


Video Consultations

We have introduced video consultations for all doctors’ appointments and some nurses’ appointments.

We have invested in technology that allows us to verify identity and thus complete consent forms remotely. Up to 50% of nursing can therefore also be carried out remotely. This will significantly reduce the number of visits patients will need to make to the clinic.


PPE

We have secured stocks of fully certified PPE, which will be used according to current NHS best practice guidelines.

CRGH team in PPE

Patients are asked to purchase masks and wear them whenever on the premises.


Cleaning

automated room steriliserOur cleaning team is increasing the frequency of cleaning, particularly on high contact areas such as doors and handrails.

We have invested in an automated room steriliser that sprays a fine mist of hydrogen peroxide and fully decontaminates a room within 15 minutes.

 

 

Social distancing

We are reducing the number of patients in the building through video consultations, and appointment spacing.

Screens have been erected around reception, and partners are being asked not to attend unless they are required during treatment.

 

 

Vaccination

Over 99% of staff have now received both doses of the COVID vaccine and we are aiming for 100% coverage as soon as possible.

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IVF Packages With Access Fertility
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