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Microsuction Ear Cleaning and Ear Irrigation clinics
MICROSUCTION EAR CLEANING
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:
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
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.
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.
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)
Download the consent form, print and hand in to reception or fill in online below
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.