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Schia Mitchell Sinclair MSc MNIMH MBCSTA

Changes to my ways of working as a result of Covid 19 & lockdown

Revised 23 May 2020


Herbal Medicine consultations continue!

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, I am able to continue to 'see' patients for herbal medicine consultations.  It's definitely not as good as face to face but better than nothing. I'm using a mixture of telephone, Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp. The video calls have the advantage that I get some sense of what you look like today, and you can see me, but sometimes also come with technical hitches such as speech delays or pauses in the conversation. If it all goes badly wrong, we can always fall back on the old fashioned telephone.

Consultations follow the same pattern as before with first visits and repeats taking approximately the same length of time. I can then make up medicines after we have finished the call. If I feel that there is an urgent need for a physical examination I will have to refer you to your GP.


Craniosacral appointments are paused for now

For the time being the advice I have been given by my professional body is that it is not yet safe to do face-to-face appointments. I will continue to keep up to date with the latest advice and will let you know as soon as these resume.


Making herbal prescriptions

As my dispensary is in my office at home, I have easy access to my herbs and will continue to make up herbal prescriptions for patients as needed as long as I remain symptom free.

If I, or a member of my family, develop symptoms we will then begin the recommended self-isolation period and I won't be able to dispense herbs during that period. If that happens, I shall let you know. If I am still well and able to continue to do consultations, I will either suggest getting another local herbalist to make up your prescription or I will recommend some over-the-counter products that you can purchse online or in local health stores.

I am following good hygiene protocols while dispensing, just a slightly more stringent version of what I would have done before. This includes disinfecting surfaces in the dispensary regularly and washing my hands before using the dispensary and between prescriptions.  


Paying for your medicines

The most convenient way for me to receive payment from you is either by direct bank transfer or by Paypal.   Let me know what suits you better and I will give you the relevant details.  I can also accept cheques although I have found that several cheques have gone missing in the post of late so it is better to only use a cheque if you are delivering it in person.


Getting your medicines to you

There are a number of different ways in which I can get medicines to you, depending on where you live.

The first is by post. I will package the medicines up and send them first class by Royal Mail. This takes 1-2 business days and is usually quite efficient. The cost of postage will be added to your invoice.

If you live close enough, you can come and collect the medicines. I usually leave them in a paper bag with your name on it in my porch. This saves them from rain or wind and keeps them safe until you get here. It does, however, get very hot if the sun is out so I generally ask that you give me an idea of when you will arrive and I will ensure to leave it out then. If you are isolating you can always send someone else to collect your medicines or ask me to leave them outside the porch door at a particular time and then you don't need to touch the door.

The third option, if you live relatively close in Cambridge and are unable to get out, is for me to deliver them.   In this case it's best if we organise a time and I will drop them outside your door for you to pick up.  I can then phone you or knock on the door to ensure you know they are there.


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