Update for the second Lockdown.
The latest update from the British Acupuncture Council is that, given that medical and dental services are allowed to continue:
The position of the BAcC is that acupuncture performed by our members is included within the definition of ‘medical services’ and should therefore be able to practice. We are supported in this classification by the Professional Standards Agency. This means that our members should be able to practice in BAcC phase 3: Urgent care and high needs.
A Reminder of BAcC phase 3: Urgent care and high needs
It is down to individual professional judgement who fits into the category of Urgent Care and high needs. This can depend on whether the patient is likely to require further medication or see a GP if they weren't treated until after the lockdown.
A consideration could also be whether their treatment is time dependant such as in IVF cases.
Cosmetic or purely wellbeing treatments should stop, however anything affecting mental health and the maintenance of chronic pain etc could be seen as High Needs. Please judge each case individually and record in their notes your reasons for the decision.
Covid Screening and Consent Forms
Prior to your appointment I will send you a link to an online form which takes your through a Covid-19 screening and consent process. If I don't have your email then I can do this on they day in person.