Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1GT

Telephone: 01584 872 939

https://florey.accurx.com/p/M82043

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Nurse Clinic: Microsuction Ear cleaning and Healthcare Assistant Clinics: Ear Irrigation

Microsuction Ear Cleaning and Ear Irrigation clinics

 

MICROSUCTION EAR CLEANING

EAR IRRIGATION

Portcullis Surgery is committed to providing best practice, high-quality medical care. Most ear wax build up will improve with olive oil treatment alone.

Your pharmacist can help with earwax build-up. They can give advice and suggest the treatment.

Our MICROSUCTION EAR CLEANING AND EAR IRRIGATION  CLINICS:

  • all patients will need to book a face to face appointment with our nurses Heidi or Jo first so we can discuss your need for microsuction or ear irrigation with you and discuss possible alternative treatments.
  • They will look inside your ears to check if they are blocked and might carry out some simple hearing tests before booking you in for an appointment to have your ears irrigated or microsuctioned with Angie our HCA.
  • Prior to the appointment with Angie: PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION LEAFLET BELOW AND SIGN THE CONSENT FORM BELOW

Microsuction: Usually micro suction does not need pre-treatment with drops but two days of Earol (clinically treated olive oil) is the best preparation.

Ear Irrigation: You will be asked to use olive oil or use and ear wax bulb syringe for 1-2 weeks if you have not done so already

Waiting times for Microsuction and ear irrigation:

Please remember that in most other areas and practices this is a private service and the NHS does not fund Microsuction for any patients at all and ear irrigation is normally restricted to patients who have an audiology appointment ONLY.

  • We will always prioritise all patients who have been referred for an audiology appointment for hearing loss and will usually ask for a copy of your letter with an audiology appointment.
  • Therefore if you do not have an audiology appointment you may have to wait some weeks for the next available microsuction or ear irrigation appointment or you may have to seek private treatment if our waiting times are too long for you

Microsuction:

We give priority to patients who need ear syringing or microsuction prior to an audiology appointment or who have contraindications to microsuction. We do not repeat microsuction more frequently than every 3 months for any patient who does not have proof of an audiology appointment.

Ear syringing:

We give priority to patients who need ear syringing prior to an audiology appointment. We do not repeat ear irrigation more frequently than every 6 months for any patient who does not have proof of an audiology appointment.

Housebound patients:

We are sorry but we do not have the capacity to carry out housebound visits for ear irrigation or ear microsuction. Also we would be concerned about our equipment getting damaged during visits and do not have insurance for a home visiting service.

If you cannot possibly come in to the practice for this service then you will need to look in the internet for a private provider. 

BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT WITH ANGIE PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION LEAFLET BELOW AND SIGN THE CONSENT FORM BELOW (YOU CAN ALSO ASK FOR A PAPERCOPY FROM RECEPTION OR THE NURSE)

Patient Information Leaflet

Download the consent form, print and hand in to reception or fill in online below

Information and Consent for Ear Irrigation or Microsuction

 

Information and Consent for Ear Irrigation or Microsuction

What does Ear Irrigation or Microsuction involve? If you feel you may have ear wax blocking canal and causing hearing impairment or if Audiology asks for ear syringing prior to appointment. Please book a face to face appointment with Nurse Jo or Nurse Heidi so they can review your ears. They will advise you regarding olive oil in order to improve ear wax and if needed they will book you in with our HCA Angie for Ear irrigation or Microsuction. The will also give you a leaflet to read On the day of the procedure Please read the information on the leaflet carefully, and ask if there is anything that you do not understand. Prior to the procedure, you must fill this consent form in online and send it to the practice to add to your notes or print it out and hand in to the Angie.

Name(Required)
Date of Birth(Required)
Please tick the box below if you are having any of the following symptoms(Required)
Information about you(Required)
Please tick all the boxes below that apply to you
I can confirm that I have read the leaflet and would like the following procedure(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Tuesday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Wednesday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Thursday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Friday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    Open 1-2 Fridays a month. 6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
    Call 111 for advice OOH
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