Services Database Ear Care

Service ID



The overall aim of the scheme is to ensure that patients can access self-care advice for the treatment of minor ear conditions and, where appropriate, can be recommended over the counter treatments or be prescribed appropriate treatment for the treatment of common ear infections. Patients can also be referred to their General Practice as required. In Tier 2 of the service patients can be treated for the removal of ear wax. This provides an alternative location from which patients can seek advice and treatment, rather than seeking treatment via a prescription from their GP or out of hours (OoH) provider, Same Day Health Centre, Urgent Treatment Centre or accident and emergency. The service will support the GP Community Pharmacy Consultation Service
The service will be commissioned at two levels with coverage across the 5 PCN areas:
Tier One – Otoscoping, diagnosis and treatment of common ear infections against relevant PGDs
Tier Two – Irrigation of ear wax

Location of service

Doncaster LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Service type

Ear, nose & throat

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