The latest measures from government are welcome and will definitely save lives in the long run. It is imperative that we all adhere to this as the NHS for the predicted rise in hospital admissions. The private sector has linked up with the NHS and made available its staff, equipment and capacity at this crucial time. It is an absolute priority that all available resources are utilised to save lives and we are all involved in doing that. With the cancellation of all routine clinics and procedures, many patients are finding it difficult to obtain an expert opinion and so doctors are moving towards virtual consultations, either via telephone or videoconferencing.
Therefore, I am pleased to be able to announce that from Monday 30th March, Alan Woodward Surgical Group will be offering private consultations via telephone and videoconferencing for patients with abdominal pain, bowel problems and hernias