The past few months have been exceptionally challenging for all medical practitioners – those in the NHS who have been called upon to respond rapidly to unprecedented demands, and private practitioners forced to close their clinics and get to grips with the practicalities of furloughing staff, minimising the financial fall-out, communicating via new virtual platforms and at the same time coping with the impact of lockdown on their families. We salute those who have offered their services to the NHS, exposing themselves to increased risk in order to support others.
Practitioners have another challenge ahead of them - how to re-open their clinics after lockdown. Practice owners and managers are genuinely concerned about staff and patient safety, PPE and infection control, cash flow, and how to go about regaining patient confidence.
The British Association of Sclerotherapists, leading UK provider of CPD resources for sclerotherapy practitioners, will respond to these concerns by bringing together a body of experts to lay out a blueprint for reopening clinics after lockdown.
The comprehensive webinar, on Saturday 4th July, will clarify regulatory guidelines and all the ways in which working practices need to change to open safely post-COVID-19. Topics include vital risk assessment templates, infection control procedures, PPE use, patient selection and management, how to use marketing to re-establish a client-base, and diversification options to re-build a healthy cash flow.
BAS Chairman Dr Stephen Tristram comments, “Whether, when and how to re-open my private practice are the big questions going through my mind at this stage, and I’m certain many others are in the same boat. The BAS 2020 conference has of course been cancelled for the time being, and we are excited to be supporting practitioners by putting together the definitive guide to bringing our clinics out of lockdown and rebuilding a healthy practice. This webinar will be invaluable to all aesthetic, dermatology and vascular practitioners.”