Last updated 24th March 2020
All Our Clinics Are Currently Suspended
It is with a heavy heart that following government guidance our clinics are currently suspended for face-to-face consultations but continue to accept referrals and instructions. Assessments for rehabilitation and expert witness reports will be conducted via video link.
Last updated 17th March 2020
In January this year we published a blog about the importance of proper hand washing and hygiene procedures during your skin camouflage practical and scar therapy session. You can read our blog below.
Little did we know then just how important this is… effective hand washing is key to minimising the risk of contracting or spreading coronavirus.
We want you to know that we practice the highest standards of hand hygiene and equipment decontamination. Whether you are attending 10 Harley Street, The Broad Street Practice in Stamford or one of our clinics based at BMI The Duchy Hospital Harrogate, BMI Woodlands Hospital Darlington or BMI Sandringham Hospital Kings Lynn, you can be assured that all necessary precautions are being taken for patients and staff to minimise the risk of contracting coronavirus.
What to do before your appointment
Please consider the latest guidance regarding signs and symptoms to look out for ahead of your appointment.
If you have recently returned from any of the counties most affected by conoravirus or if you, or a member of your immediate household are unwell and are experiencing a new and persistent cough and have a high temperature, you should not attend your appointment and must follow the latest guidance on isolation at home.
If you need to postpone please try to give us as much notice as you can. We will be happy to reschedule your session for a time when things are better. You will find details of how best to contact us on your appointment letter.
When you arrive for your appointment
When you arrive at any of our clinics you will be asked a few simple questions about recent travel and any current health concerns. You will also be asked to either wash and dry your hands thoroughly or will be offered hand sanitizer which you should spread over your hands back and front and between your fingers just as if you were washing your hands.
We look forward to a time when coronavirus is behind us all, but in the meantime, with a few simple precautions, we can continue to offer skin camouflage and scar therapy to those who need us.
Take care and best wishes,
The importance of expert touch and being sensitive to your needs when providing skin camouflage and scar therapy goes without saying. What should not go unsaid is that you have the right to be treated by a healthcare professional who practices proper hand hygiene and that your treatment is provided in a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. We will not compromise our standards.
Depending on the life experiences that have brought you to seek our help, we understand that you may well feel apprehensive of hospital or similar environments. That said, we think it is vitally important that, while we do not wish to be over clinical in our approach we will always ensure that we look after you in a clean, safe environment whilst adhering to our professional bodies best practice.
All Skin Camouflage Services consultations and treatments are provided in professional, friendly clinical locations. We currently consult at three BMI Hospitals, all of which are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and were awarded a rating of ‘Good’ in their most recent assessments. All areas of the hospitals are part of the quality and standards programme which includes regular audits of environmental cleanliness and hand washing efficacy. You will see our hygiene protocols and local hand washing practices throughout your skin camouflage and scar therapy treatments. The Bare Below the Elbow Policy is always strictly adhered to.
When you make an appointment for any of our skin camouflage services at any of our BMI Hospitals locations, 10 Harley Street, or at The Broad Street Practice you can be assured of first-class standards and a warm welcome from the Reception teams. If you have any concerns about your comfort and ability to manage the duration of your appointment you will be pleased to see that all the medical couches are hydraulic with supporting aids: cushions, pillows, rolls and wedges if required and plenty of space to be able to walk around if you feel the need to have a break. It is very important to us that your skin camouflage treatment and scar management services can be provided in comfort and at a pace you feel comfortable with.
If there is anything, you’re unsure about - hand hygiene, facilities, or equipment to support you during your treatment just say… it’s okay to ask!
An exhibiter and delegate on the same day …so let’s set the scene.
We were so excited at the prospect of participating in the 2019 Medico Legal Conference we thought the flags were out just for us when we arrived at the station… alas no but we did get to travel up to London on a brand-new train called Azuma! With that and supper booked at the Ivy Café that evening what better start could we have…then the work began, with a team of 5, at Skin Camouflage Services Stand L2!
Exhibition: Teamwork with Kryolan UK
We invited Kryolan’s Pro Team Educator to join us on our exhibition stand to help with the practical demonstrations of skin camouflage products in relation to our report writing services. We wanted to be able to help both medical and legal professionals visualise the concepts of not only what skin camouflage can achieve to conceal scarring but also the number and amounts of camouflage cream required in relation to an area of scarring.
It can be difficult for instructing solicitors on both sides to relate to the skin camouflage process and the quantity of product /costs presented in a medico legal report in proportion to the size of the scar.
It has been known for product costs to be put forward in a skin camouflage report that are disproportionate to the area requiring camouflage. We hope our demonstrations at the conference have helped instructing solicitors and medical referees to translate the quantum costs to the actual reality of a skin camouflage application.
We were delighted by the buzz that our demonstrations generated! We seemed to capture the curiosity and interest of medics, lawyers and fellow exhibitors alike, so many people came up to the stand to watch and ask lots of questions! We are very grateful to our model who was kind enough to allow us to demonstrate how skin camouflage can help individuals following burn injuries.
As a delegate and an expert witness the conference was not just about CPD training (which is crucial in the current climate) but it was about the privilege of being in the company of such eminent speakers who were passionate about so many aspects of medico-legal developments: for me it was How to be a Better Medical Expert, The Lessons to be Learnt and how we see 'The Shape of Things to Come’.
Finally, the day concluded with a champagne reception and the most helpful member of staff at QEII Centre you could wish for …he helped two tired ladies and their luggage into a London taxi. Brilliant!
At Skin Camouflage Services we are privileged to be able to share our news with you.