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We will no longer 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        

Childhood Vaccination Schedule

Routine childhood immunisations 

When to immunise

Diseases protected against

Vaccine given

Site**

Two months oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis BDTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB (Infanrix hexa)Thigh
Pneumococcal diseasePCV (Prevenar 13)Thigh
Meningococcal group BMen B (Bexsero)Thigh
RotavirusRotavirus (Rotarix)By mouth
Three months oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis BDTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB (Infanrix hexa)Thigh
RotavirusRotavirus (Rotarix)By mouth
Four months oldDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis BDTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB (Infanrix hexa)Thigh
Meningococcal group BMen B (Bexsero)Thigh
Pneumococcal diseasePCV (Prevenar 13)Thigh
Between 12 and 13 months old – within a month of the first birthdayHib/MenCHib/MenC (Menitorix)Upper arm/thigh
Pneumococcal diseasePCV (Prevenar 13)Upper arm/thigh
Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles)MMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)Upper arm/thigh
Meningococcal group B BoosterMen B (Bexsero)Thigh
Three years four months old or soon afterDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and poliodTaP/IPV (Repevax)Upper arm
Measles, mumps and rubellaMMR (Priorix or MMR VaxPRO)(check first dose has been given)Upper arm
Girls aged 12 to 13 years oldCervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11)HPV (Gardasil)Upper arm
Around 14 years oldTetanus, diphtheria and polioTd/IPV (Revaxis), and check MMR statusUpper arm
Meningitis C(Meningitec, Menjugate or NeisVac-C)Upper arm

 

Please note

** Where two or more injections are required at once, these should ideally be given in different limbs. Where this is not possible, injections in the same limb should be given 2.5cm apart.



 
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