We would like to reassure you that The Gynae Centre will remain open during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. All patients will continue to receive the very highest levels of care and attention to detail. We would like to reassure you that we take COVID-19 precautions very seriously. We regularly clean the premises during the day, deep clean after hours, check your temperature upon arrival and provide you with a face mask as soon as you arrive.
To enable us to continue to supply your healthcare needs, in addition to face-to-face consultations, we have introduced remote consultations through the phone or video.
We advise patients who attend not to bring their partners or family members with them unless he/she is a translator, to avoid the potential spread of infection.
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE COUGH, FEVER OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING DO NOT COME TO THE CLINIC, SELF ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS AND CONTACT US AFTER.
How do remote consultations work?
You can still book an appointment online as usual, through our Book An Appointment page. Please specify if you would prefer a phone or video consultation.
For video consultations we will send a link to your email address. Alternatively, we can arrange for it via FaceTime or by phone.
The receptionist will call you at the time of your consultation to complete payment for the service that you require. You will then be connected with the consultant and nurse.
As with face-to-face consultations, you will have up to 30 minutes to discuss any symptoms and issues. Your consultant will offer you advice and recommend treatment as usual. If your condition requires examinations, this will be advised and arranged at no extra cost to you.
A detailed written report will be emailed to you immediately after the consultation, with emphasis on all the points discussed.
What about medication?
Your consultant will write and email your prescription to you. You can then take this to your local pharmacy. Your consultant will also require the email address of your local pharmacy so that the prescription can also be emailed directly to them. You can find this online through a search engine, by calling your pharmacy, or speaking to them when you reach the pharmacy.
What about termination of pregnancy?
Medical termination with pill (Up to 10 weeks pregnant)
For medical abortion using pill, we will conduct a full consultation over the phone, assess your needs, discuss treatment options, explain the treatment, provide all the information you require, and seek your agreement and consent.
We can send all the medications via Royal Mail or courier at no additional cost to you. Alternatively you can opt to collect them yourself or nominate an individual to collect them for you.
We advise you to consider the rare possibility that the pregnancy may be ectopic (implanted outside the uterus) like in any normal pregnancy. Having the medical termination with pills will not affect the course of an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy can lead to intra-abdominal bleeding and may require hospital admission. If you experience acute, persistent stabbing pain in the lower abdomen, shoulder pain, dizziness and fainting, you should contact your nearest hospital.
If surgical termination is required, we will conduct a full phone or video consultation with you in advance to assess your needs. When you arrive at the clinic, we will have all the necessary paperwork ready for you to sign, along with a finger prick blood test. You will have your surgery and leave within 30 minutes after local anaesthesia, or after 1-2 hours after sedation.
What about tests?
Some tests can be done by finger prick at home. If this is the case, you will be sent the kit(s) by post with self-addressed return bags. For some tests you may need to visit the lab in central London in person.
What about scans?
Ultrasound scans for terminations may only be necessary in certain circumstances and we are happy to do so with COVID-19 precautions, if this proves necessary. For any other gynaecological scans, we are happy to arrange an ultrasound scan as usual.
What about colposcopy?
We understand the anxiety surrounding abnormal smear test results. We will be happy to see you face-to-face for a consultation and colposcopy at the same time, taking appropriate COVID-19 precautions.
What about surgery?
All necessary surgery may be carried out according to Government and regulatory guidelines.