Ear irrigation (ear syringing) will no longer be offered as a routine procedure with effect from January 2020.
Ear syringing is no longer considered to be the first line treatment for the clearing of ear wax and it is not a funded service within the NHS for General Practice.
Current guidelines state that ear drops should be used to soften the wax which will then enable the natural movement of the wax from the ear. This also applies to patients with a hearing aid who need to keep their ears clear.
Further information and treatment options are available in our ‘Ear Wax Self Help Guide’ (click here to view) or you can pick up a copy from our waiting room.
If you have ear symptoms that concern you, please book an appointment with one of our clinicians.