Changes to Treatment Room Services - May 2016
You may be aware that there are nationwide General Practice recruitment issues and that NHS funding to GP practices is reducing. In addition, patient demand is increasing and yet practice resource levels have barely changed. As a result, Bishopston Medical Practice has had to review the range of services offered by our Treatment Room. Patients are finding that there are longer waiting times to book an appointment for essential services such Long Term Condition reviews, ECG's, wound care and phlebotomy services. We have to prioritise our clinical services to ensure those most in need have the treatment required. Ear syringing is not funded, and as such our treatment room can no longer offer this service.
The link below will give you more information about having your ears syringed privately. Other providers are available. Please remember that you have to continue to oil your ears in the usual way for at least 2-4 weeks. Please contact providers directly regarding costs. We do not offer this private service here at the practice. There are other highly effective self-care methods which you can use to prevent the need for syringing. Please see you local Pharmacist for advice.
Westbury On Trym Primary Care Centre
Clifton Ear Microsuction
Bishopston Medical Practice