COVID Consent Form

    Have you had a fever in the last 7 days? (Feeling hot to touch on your chest and back)

    Do you now, or have you recently had, a persistent dry cough? (Coughing a lot for more than an hour, 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours or worsening of a pre-existing cough)

    Have you lost sensations of taste and smell?

    Have you been in contact with anyone in the last 10 days who has been diagnosed with Covid-19 or has coronavirus-type symptoms?

    Have you been told to stay home, self-isolate or self-quarantine?

    Do you or anyone that you live with fall into the ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ category as defined below?

    Consent for treatment

    I understand that, because my treatment may involve touch and close physical proximity over an extended period of time, there may be an elevated risk of disease transmission, including Covid-19.

    I give my consent to receive treatment from this practitioner.

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    Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People

    People who are defined as clinically extremely vulnerable are thought to be at very high risk of serious illness from coronavirus. There are 3 ways you may be identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and therefore included on the Shielded Patient List:

    1. You have one or more of the conditions listed below.
    2. Your clinician or GP has added you to the Shielded Patient List because, based on their clinical judgement, they deem you to be at high risk of serious illness if you catch the virus.
    3. You have been identified through the COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment as potentially being at high risk of serious illness if you catch the virus.

    People with the following conditions are automatically deemed clinically extremely vulnerable and therefore included on the Shielded Patient List:

    • solid organ transplant recipients
    • people with specific cancers:
      • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy
      • people with lung cancer who are undergoing radical radiotherapy
      • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
      • people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
      • people having other targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
      • people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
    • people with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • people with rare diseases that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), homozygous sickle cell disease)
    • people on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection
    • problems with your spleen, for example splenectomy (having your spleen removed)
    • adults with Down’s syndrome
    • adults on dialysis or with chronic kidney disease (stage 5)
    • women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired
    • other people who have also been classed as clinically extremely vulnerable, based on clinical judgement and an assessment of their needs. GPs and hospital clinicians have been provided with guidance to support these decisions

    Recording your details and how your information is used

    To support NHS Test and Trace (part of the Department for Health and Social Care) in England, I have been mandated by law to collect and keep a limited record of patients and visitors who come onto the premises, for the purpose of contact tracing. By doing this, and by sharing these records with NHS Test and Trace where requested, I can help to identify people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

    As a patient/visitor you will be asked to provide the following basic information:

    • your name 
    • contact phone number
    • date of visit, and your arrival and departure times

    As the data controller for the collection of your personal data, I will be responsible for compliance with data protection legislation for as long as I hold your information. When that information is requested by the NHS Test and Trace service, at that point they would be responsible for compliance with data protection legislation for that period of time.

    The NHS Test and Trace service, as part of safeguarding your personal data, has in place technical, organisational and administrative security measures to protect your personal information that it receives from us/me, that it holds from loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

    In addition, if you only interact with me during your visit, my name will be recorded alongside your information.

    NHS Test and Trace have asked me to retain this information for 21 days from the date of your visit, to enable contact tracing to be carried out by NHS Test and Trace during that period. I will only share information with NHS Test and Trace if it is specifically requested by them.

    For example, if another patient at the clinic reported symptoms and subsequently tested positive, NHS Test and Trace can request the log of patient/visitor details for a particular time period (for example, over a particular treatment slot, day, two-day period).

    I will require you to prebook appointments for visits or to complete a form on arrival.

    Under government guidance, the information I collect may include information which I would not ordinarily collect from you and which I therefore collect only for the purpose of contact tracing. Information of this type will not be used for other purposes, and NHS Test and Trace will not disclose this information to any third party unless required to do so by law (for example, as a result of receiving a court order). In addition, where the information is only collected for the purpose of contact tracing, it will be destroyed by me 21 days after the date of your visit.

    However, the government guidance may also cover information that I would usually collect and hold onto as part of ordinary dealings with you (for example, your name, date of birth and phone number). Where this is the case, this information only will continue to be held after 21 days and I will use it as I usually would, unless and until you tell me not to.

    Your information will always be stored and used in compliance with the relevant data protection legislation.

    The use of your information is covered by the General Data Protection Regulations Article 6 (1) (c) – a legal obligation which this clinic is subject to. The legal obligation to which I am subject, means that I am mandated by law, by a set of new regulations from the government, to co-operate with the NHS Test and Trace service, in order to help maintain a safe operating environment and to help fight any local outbreak of coronavirus.

    By law, you have a number of rights as a data subject, such as the right to be informed, the right to access information held about you and the right to rectification of any inaccurate data that I hold about you.

    You have the right to request that I erase personal data about you that I hold (although this is not an absolute right).

    You have the right to request that I restrict processing of personal data about you that I hold in certain circumstances.

    You have the right to object to processing of personal data about you on grounds relating to your particular situation (also again this right is not absolute).

    If you are unhappy or wish to complain about how your information is used, you should contact me in the first instance to resolve your issue, using the contact form at https://richardagnew.co.uk/contact/ or Richard Agnew, 47 Sutton Park, Blunsdon, Swindon, SN26 7BB.

    If you are still not satisfied, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Their website address is www.ico.org.uk.

    I keep my privacy notice under regular review, and I will make new versions available on my privacy notice page on www.richardagnew.co.uk/privacy.