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Paul Vinson

  • Removing earwax is down to GP practices, says new NICE guideline

    Paul Vinson's comment 22 Jun 2018 7:11am

    NICE states- Consider ear irrigation using an electronic irrigator, microsuction or another method of earwax removal (such as manual removal using a probe) for adults in primary or community ear care services if:

    the practitioner (such as a community nurse or audiologist):

    has training and expertise in using the method to remove earwax

    is aware of any contraindications to the method

    the correct equipment is available

    so "consider"..."community ear services"... This is not core GMS and if not commissioned then that is CCG's issue