The CQC recognise the commitment of Sapphire to providing safe, compassionate and high-quality service to patients that adhere to the formal prescribing guidelines by NHS England, MHRA and the GMC.
In response to COVID-19, as of 17th March we have put in place some temporary measures to protect all Sapphire patients, carers and clinicians.
On assessment of current measures put in place by Public Health England as part of their strategy to tackle COVID-19 we have drafted measures to reduce contact through in-person appointments where possible. All consultations, initial and follow up appointments, will be via videoconference of phone, where clinically appropriate.
For certain initial appointments, there may still be patients that are required to see a consultant face to face, this will be at the consultant’s discretion. We are encouraging all patients to utilise this opportunity and appreciate that for some of you who have travelled large distances to see us, we hope this comes as positive news.