The Dove Clinic will use this page to update all on what we are doing to protect patients and staff during the current pandemic.
Our main concern is to keep our patients and staff safe and cared for. We have many years’ experience in the immune system area, which means we are well placed to understand and react to the current situation. Our approach is that each person is an individual and our approaches are tailored to this understanding. We will continue to offer in-person consultations and treatment programmes.
We want our patients to feel that they are not increasing their risk by attending the Dove Clinic. We are checking with all patients before they attend to make sure they are symptom free. We have limited patient numbers in the Reception area – patients awaiting a consultation can wait in the car (let us know when you arrive) and we will call you when the doctor is free. Nursing treatment patients can access the Clinic via a separate entrance. Nonclinical staff will observe strict social distancing measures. If you are worried about attending the Clinic, then as an option, we can arrange a telephone consultation for you. We can also register new patients who wish to take telephone advice for either themselves or for relatives.
Our approaches are geared towards improving the effectiveness of the immune system in patients. A strong immune system is the best way of resisting infection. We recognise that each patient is different, and Dr Kenyon will use his many years’ experience to advise on the best way to do this for each individual.
If a new patient would like bespoke advice, please phone 01962 718000 to make a booking for a 30-minute telephone consultation, which will give a written, tailored and specific approach to support their immune system.
We will shortly be able to offer an Antibody Test for Covid-19, this tells us if you have had Covid-19, perhaps asymptomatically, and what kind of immune response you mounted to it. The result of the test is available within 20 minutes of a patient attending for consultation. If any patient wishes to have this test, they should book an Antibody Consultation (cost £180) with Dr Kenyon by ringing our Reception Team on 01962 718000. The cost for the test itself will be an additional £40.
The consultation and test are not available to anyone with current symptoms.
If you are concerned about Coronavirus, you can use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service
Please visit the NHS website for the latest information about coronavirus for the public including stay at home advice.
Information updated 2nd April 2020