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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        

Dispensers

Dispensers are all trained to a minimum NVQ level 2 in pharmacy services and they are responsible for processing all your repeat prescription requests. They are able to issue repeat items that have been approved by the Doctor but must ask the doctor if you ask for anything that is not on your repeat list.
Mr Chris Cleveland (m)

Chris is our dispensary manager and works full time at Kirkby Lonsdale. He joined the practice in September 2010 and has qualified as Pharmacy Technician after studying for a BTEC Diploma in Dispensing Services at Preston college. 

Mrs Danielle Riley (f)

Danni joined the team in April 2014

Mrs Sheila Lord
Sheila works at both Kirkby Lonsdale and Hornby. Some of her time is spent as a dispenser and some as a receptionist.
Ms Karen Ellison (f)
Karen works most mornings at Hornby and also some afternoons at Kirkby Lonsdale. She is a dispenser and receptionist
Miss Hollie Read (f)

Hollie joined the practice in August 2016 and will be working towards her NVQ level 2 in dispensing as well as an apprenticeship in customer service over the coming year. 

Miss Jade Schofield (f)

Jade joined the practice in October 2016 as a dispenser. She previously worked in community pharmacy where she obtained her NVQ level 2 in dispensing. 

 
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