About our clinic
Daleswood Health is a Private General Practice which cares for people in and around Solihull in the West Midlands. Set up by husband and wife, Oliver and Alison Denton, the vision has always been to create a more personalised approach to General Practice. Both local GP’s, each with over 18 years’ experience of working within the NHS, they were able to recognise the limitations of this system currently for both patients and doctors alike.
At Daleswood Health, we have moved back to a more traditional style of General Practice with time and consideration given to you by the same doctor, providing complete continuity of care. This is delivered in a flexible way, providing longer appointments at times that are convenient to you.
8.00 - 20.00
9:00 - 17:00
Roger Denton died from COVID on 8 May 2020. His loss has driven us to do all we can to help as many people as possible.
The World Health Organisation and the UK Government recommend testing to help control the spread of COVID. Testing only works when done as soon as we develop symptoms or isolate after a confirmed exposure and test after the incubation period to see if we are infected.
There are 2 types of COVID testing. Antigen Swab Testing looks for the virus when we are first unwell, and Antibody Blood Testing looks for the body’s response about 3 to 4 weeks after the illness starts.
With as many as 80% of infected people having no or very mild symptoms, the virus spreads very rapidly. For this group, Swab testing 1 week after exposure prevents becoming a ‘Super-spreader’ or Antibody testing 4 weeks after can confirm if you were infected.
If you do become unwell, testing as soon as possible is advised and no later than 5 days after onset of symptoms.
The problem with all tests is that there will be errors, and it is essential to use test results in context. A Positive Swab test is very likely to be accurate, but 7-16% are falsely negative. Antibody tests have a higher number of false-positive results with a lower number of false negatives, but this is dependant on the timing of the test.
Which test and When to test:
Exposure to Exposture + 5 Days – Testing not recommended
No symptoms: Exposure + 5 to Exposure + 10 Days – Swab testing
Symptoms: Onset to S + 5 Days – Swab testing
Swab testing not recommended from 2 weeks after exposure or 5 days after onset of symptoms.
Antibody testing from 3 to 4 weeks after exposure or onset of symptoms.
8.00 - 17.00
9:00 - 12:00
Healthcare Plan Patients Only
Absolute gem of a find...
The doctor was fantastic. No waiting time and reasonably priced too…
Local Patient 2018
Dr. Alison Denton
BMedSci BMBS MRCGP DFSRH
Dr. Oliver Denton
BSc MBBS MRCGP DOccmed
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