Ear Nose and Throat Services
We are pleased to work with The Academy of Community Health Experts (ACHE) to provide Community ENT services where you can be seen at a local GP Surgery by an expert. These are either NHS Consultants or General Practitioners super skilled in ENT.
We aim to achieve the following clinic outcomes:
- Patient returned to GP with care plan (Letter and patient records securely stored at clinician/GPwSI practice) - discharge letters to be processed and returned to referring GP within 5 working days.
- Patient passed to Clinical Nurse Specialist for follow up care
- Patient followed up by Clinician/GPwSI in clinic
- Patient directly referred to 2-week cancer care pathway
- Patient referred to UHL (community or other secondary care) ENT clinic
- Diagnostics available via UHL/Community Hospitals
- Barium Swallow
- Skin Prick Testing
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
Leicestershire Policy Tonsil Removal: Tonsils are located on the sides of the throat and are part of the immune system. They are needed for the first year of our life, but after that they are redundant. In some people they are over-reactive and become too large. This may cause snoring, mouth-breathing, and even obstructive sleep apnoea. They can also trap bacteria such as strep and cause recurrent strep throat.
Leicestershire Policy for Ear Wax Removal: Wax is an important and natural secretion found in the ear. It keeps the ear canal lubricated and protects the ear against dust, dirt and bacteria, which helps to prevent infection. LLR CCGs will only fund secondary care treatment where certain criteria is met
Nasal Congestion is the blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen due to inflammation. This is also known as “having a blocked nose”. This can be caused by allergies or the common cold. Nasal Congestion can also result from having an obstruction to the airflow due to a deviated septum. This deviation can cause restrictions on either side or both sides of the nose.
Nasal polyps are common, benign, swellings of the lining of the nose. In some people they may cause no symptoms, but in others they may lead to nasal obstruction, rhinorrhoea (nasal discharge), facial pressure and anosmia (loss of sense of smell). The incidence of symptomatic nasal polyps increases with age and they are more common in men than in women.
Patients with a suspected cancer are specifically excluded from this service. However, there will be occasions when a diagnostic study identifies a serious and unexpected pathology. The Specialist will have a clear patient pathway for this group of patients, which will ensure that the Patient’s GP is made aware of the potential diagnosis and the report is expedited for onward referral. If you are a patient with suspected cancer and feel you may need help with ENT services, please contact us: