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Cookie Policy                                            

What are Cookies? 

Your Privacy online is important to us. As is usual with the majority of websites, this site uses Cookies, which are small text files that are automatically downloaded to your computer in order to improve your browsing experience. In this Policy, we describe what information they collect, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these Cookies. We will also share with you how to prevent Cookies of different kinds being stored, but please note that doing this may interfere with this website and its operation.

For more information on Cookies, go to: www.AboutCookies.org 

How we use Cookies 

We use Cookies for a number of reasons which are set out in the sections below. Unfortunately, there are no standard options for disabling all Cookies completely without damaging the features they add to a website. You can choose your options at the end of this policy.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of Cookies by going to your web browser settings (go to the Help page in the browser menu). Depending on your browser type, you may be able to choose which types of Cookies you disable. 

The Cookies we set

There are different types of Cookie. We use the definitions of the International Chamber of Commerce. 

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Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies

 

These Cookies are essential for you to be able to move around our website and use its features such as accessing any secure areas of the website which we may put in place.  They do not collect information that can be used to contact you outside this site, and they do not remain on your device after you have finished looking at this site (known as “session Cookies”). 

Category 2: Performance Cookies 

These Cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, such as which pages are viewed, how often, and whether it is working well. This data is used only when aggregated and does not identify you as a single visitor. These Cookies may be sent to a third party, such as Google analytics so that we can see how many people (but not who they are) have used our site. These are also session Cookies.

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Category 3: Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog, news item or post. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. 

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) -Information

 

 

BUSINESS AS USUAL BUT A NEW NORMAL

 

Since June last year, following the first lock-down, dentists’ were sent a revised version of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) throughout the UK containing many changes to the way dental treatment was to be provided, to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19 to both staff and patients. 

 

The SOP’s state that once an aerosol generated procedure (AGP) has taken place in a surgery, the room must remain empty (fallow) for a period of time before being thoroughly cleaned. An aerosol generated procedure (AGP) is air or water spray (or a mix of both) from a dental instrument, for example, a high speed drill and ultrasonic scalers’ used by hygienists. These aerosols could result in the spread of Covid-19 and dentists and their staff are at very high risk of getting Covid-19 from their patients. Even though the transmission rate has fallen significantly, our standard operating procedures remain the same. This significantly affects the number of people we are able to see daily. We are working hard to limit the impact this has on patient waiting times for appointments.  

 

PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE PRACTICE UNLESS YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT

 

 If you have an appointment booked, to download a Medical History Form/Patient Journey, click

 

MEDICAL HISTORY/PATIENT JOURNEY

 

on this ‘pop-up’. Please update your contact details if there have been any changes, complete and sign the form and bring it with you to hand to your dentist when you visit. 

 

OUT OF HOURS EMERGENCY SERVICE COVERING EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND BANK HOLIDAYS

 

We share an emergency out of hours’ dental emergency service covering evenings, weekends and bank holidays with two local dental surgeries. You can contact this service by calling 077 6735 3759 between 6pm - 9pm, Monday to Friday and from 9am to 9pm weekends and bank holidays.

 

 If you are a Denplan registered patient, the cost of this service is included in your plan unless you specifically elected to opt out of the emergency out of hours cover. The choice to opt out will have only applied to patients who registered from August 2018. If in doubt, please check your registration paperwork or call 0800 401 402 to speak to one of their customer support team.  

 

IF YOU THINK YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE COVID-19 AND NEED URGENT DENTAL CARE

If you think you have Coronavirus and need urgent dental care

If you are generally unwell, self-isolating because you or any of your family have any of the symptoms below - 

●   a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

●   a new continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Please do not contact our emergency dental service.

For urgent dental treatment use:  Phone NHS 111 online coronavirus - or telephone 111 for further instructions.

 

For changes that may occur to our service

We will regularly review and update Covid-19 information on our website  www.gideaparkdentalpractice.co.uk

 

Updated 27.05.2021

For updated advice and information on how you can protect yourself and others, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/

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