Ear Syringing

As of June 2022 we no longer provide an inhouse ear syringing service as

  1. The service is not funded under our Primary Care General Medical Services (GMS) contract
  2. The workload in Primary Care is at an all-time high and we need to focus our staff resources on our core contractual services; as mentioned above ear syringing does not form part of that.
  3. Ear syringing has the potential to cause harm to ears.

We will continue to provide ear care and advice such as diagnosing the problem, prescribing and/or referring for treatment if needed but we will not be able to offer routine ear syringing.

There are many local private services which provide ear hygiene procedures, but as these are not NHS providers we will not be able to offer referral recommendations.  There are also self care ear wax bulb kits that can be brought from Community Pharmacies or online.

Advice and guidance on ear wax can be found here:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/earwax-build-up/