First, I extend greetings to all current and future patients and wish you all well in these very difficult and worrying times.

The virulence of the virus responsible for the second wave is undeniable, and all of us need to be absolutely rigorous about social distancing and not travelling.

Therefore all consultations must be telephonic, and we will do our best to arrange investigations in a timely way, with follow-up calls as soon as results are available.

We will endeavour to get the written conclusions from your consultation to you as soon as we can, and please refrain from sending “follow-up emails” until you receive this document, which aims to answer your questions.

At present there are no restrictions on our surgical procedures, but we will keep you all updated via the website.

Currently, IVF and Fertility units have not been affected, but they are proceeding very carefully.

In the meantime, stay safe, and well, and be very careful.

Jonathan Ramsay.