For emergency information, please contact the Professional Support Line.
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.
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
Unless stated otherwise, these pathways cover both Adult and Paediatric patients.
For prescribing information, please see Chapter 12 of the Joint Formulary.
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