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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        

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Routine or Repeat Contraception

We provide a full range of contraceptive services including oral contraception, long acting (12 weeks )contraceptive injections, coil and cap fitting and Implanon implant insertion.  Please contact reception and they will arrange an appointment with the most appropriate person for your chosen method of contraception.


Emergency Contraception


If you have had sexual intercourse without using birth control or you think your method of contraception may have failed, emergency contraception, which is free of charge, can usually prevent an unplanned pregnancy. You should ask for an appointment with the doctor or nurse practitioner as soon as possible, but certainly within 72 hours.
Alternatively, you may wish to attend the Family Planning Clinic or the “morning after pill” may be obtained directly from a local pharmacy without seeing a doctor first. All consultations are completely confidential.

 

GUM Clinic

The local GUM clinic is at Weavers Court, part of Westmorland General Hospital. The clinic provides confidential advice, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. They can be contacted on 01539 716706.

 
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