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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        

Practice Management

Ms Abi Staveley

Practice Manager Responsible for the smooth running and organisation of the practice. She will be happy to hear your comments - both good and bad and welcomes your suggestions on how services can be improved.

Administration

The Receptionists, Dispensers, Secretary and Administration – all staff are fully trained to provide you with the best possible service. They will often need to ask you further details when you telephone to ensure we assist you as effectively as possible. They are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the Doctors and Nurses.
Ms Dawn Harrison (f)

Dawn is responsible for much of the financial/accounting and IT systems in the practice.

Ms Ellen Goad
Ellen is our practice secretary and she is the person to contact if you have any questions about hospital referrals.
Mrs Linda Robson (f)

Linda is the assistant manager and the care navigator for the Kirkby Lonsdale & Sedbergh GP Practices'.

Reception

The receptionsts have a wide range of tasks and they are often your first point of contact with the surgery.
Mrs Lesley Wright
Mrs Sharon Storey
Miss Janet Wightman (f)
Ms Janina Whittaker

Janina is our cleaner.

Mrs Diane Briggs (f)
 
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