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We will no loinger be offering ear irrigation, commonly referred to as "syringing", for the management of impacted ear wax as of 31st January 2019. The decision was reached on the grounds of patient safety. National guidance now reflects the risk of significant infection associated with ear irrigation, particularly in older people and diabetics. It is recommended that micro-suction should now be considered in these patients for managing impacted wax if self-care methods have failed.

We will continue to offer assessment regarding ear symptoms and to check for the presence of impacted wax. For the majority of cases we would encourage the ear care as outlined in the practice leaflet.

If it is felt mechanical methods for wax removal are required we can refer you on the NHS to the ear, nose and throat (ENT) service in Kendal, or the micro-suction service offered across Morecambe Bay Hospitals.

Should you wish to seek private micro-suction we are aware of the following services in the local area:

The Hearing Centre, Salt Pie Lane, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2BH - Appointments Thursday’s and some availabilities Tuesday’s and Friday’s - £40 for one ear, £60 for 2 ears.

Specsavers Lancaster - £35 per ear.

Lakelandhearing.co.uk - Offer Micro-suction in Carnforth, Kendal, BMI Lancaster and also website mentions possibility of home visits

Check out our Ear Care Leaflet ... Ear Care Leaflet        

GP Net Earnings

Financial Information

Doctors Earnings Report 2016/17

  

NHS England requires that all GP practices should publish the mean earnings for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

 

The average pay for GPs working in the Lunesdale Surgery in the last financial year was

£37,553 before tax and National Insurance.

This is for 1 full -time and 6 part-time GPs who worked in the practice for a total of six months or more within the 2016/17 financial year.

 

(GPs who work 8 or more sessions per week are considered full time, and any GPs working less than this are considered part time.)

 
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