Ear syringing has changed at the practice and we are now unable to offer as many appointments via our nurses in the practice. You may be aware that there are nationwide General Practice recruitment issues and that NHS funding to GP practices is reducing. In addition, patient demand is increasing and yet practice resource levels have barely changed. As a result, local practices have had to review the range of services offered by their Treatment Room. Patients are finding that there are longer waiting times to book an appointment for essential services such as Long Term Condition reviews, ECG’s, wound care and phlebotomy services. We have to prioritise our clinical services to ensure those most in need have the treatment required.

All local surgeries are adopting the same approach.

For information on how to self-care for your ears or to book into have your microsuction privately at a local practice please see our leaflet on the self-care page of our website: http://www.westburysurgery.co.uk/self-care.html