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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Emergency Information

For emergency information, please contact the Professional Support Line.

Services

Adult Assessment and Fitting Service

Referral Forms for the Adult Hearing Aid Service are available:

  • In the SystmOne Organisation Group folder
  • In the EMIS 'BH Global documents' or 'BH Global Templates' folder

This service is for patients over the age of 55 to receive assessment for age-related hearing loss. Clinics provide ongoing care for maintenance, adjustments, replacement batteries and re-tubing of hearing aids.

Unilateral Tinnitus Pathway 

This service is for patients with unilateral tinnitus.  It provides a rapid route for patients to have an MRI and Tinnitus counselling in one to two visits, and to exclude a diagnosis of Acoustic Neuroma

For patients requiring referral to this pathway, GPs will need to complete the following

  • A referral for an Internal Auditory Meatus MRI using the GP Radiology Form. The referral must state that “The patient fulfils the criteria for the Direct Access Unilateral Tinnitus Pathway”
  • A referral to the BSUH tinnitus clinic. These forms are available in the EMIS 'BH Global documents' or 'BH Global Templates' folder or in the SystmOne Organisation Group folder

Please see the table below for an algorithm to support GPs with the referral of patients to the pathway. 

Local Guidelines

Please see the table below for Pathways for:

  • Adult Hearing Loss
  • Allergic Rhinitis 
  • Chronic Rhinitis
  • Earwax Management in Primary Care
  • Nasal Polyposis Management in Primary Care
  • Recurrent Tonsillitis
    Recurrent tonsillitis falls into the Low Priority Procedures policy.  Information on how to apply for an Individual Funding Request and eligibility criteria can be found on the LPP section of this website
  • Paediatric Hearing Loss
  • Tinnitus

Unless stated otherwise, these pathways cover both Adult and Paediatric patients.

Prescribing

For prescribing information, please see Chapter 12 of the Joint Formulary.

Feedback on Providers

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BSUH Tinnitus Management Algorithm


The BSUH Tinnitus Management Algorithm is for use by clinicians.

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Adult Hearing Loss Pathway


The Adult Hearing Loss Pathway is for use by practice colleagues.

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Allergic Rhinitis Pathway - Adult and Paediatric


The Adult and Paediatric Allergic Rhinitis Pathway is for use by practice colleagues.

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Chronic Rhinitis - Adult and Paediatric


The Chronic Rhinitis Pathway  - Adult and Paediatric is for use by practice colleagues.

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Earwax Management in Primary Care Pathway - Adult and Paediatric


The Earwax Management in Primary Care Pathway - Adult and Paediatric is for use by practice colleagues.

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Nasal Polyposis Management in Primary Care Pathway


The Nasal Polyposis Management in Primary Care Pathway is for use by practice colleagues.

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Paediatric Hearing Loss


The Paediatric Hearing Loss Pathway is for use by practice colleagues.

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Recurrent Tonsillitis Pathway - Adult and Paediatric


The Recurrent Tonsillitis Pathway - Adult and Paediatric is for use by practice colleagues.

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Tinnitus Pathway - Adult and Paediatric


The Tinnitus Pathway  - Adult and Paediatricis for use by practice colleagues.

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