Treatment Room Nurses in North Glasgow found that they had the “ear” of managers when they came up with an innovative idea for a new style clinic.
And the nurse-led Ear Care Clinic at North Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) has dual benefits for both patients and staff.
Ellice Morrison, Senior Nurse Adult Services, explained: “Patients are being seen by nurse practitioners trained in ear care who carry out a full assessment of the patient and their ear condition.
“Appropriate treatment is then prescribed and it is also an opportunity for the nurse to have an informative chat about their condition and the different treatments available.
“We also offer patients an ear care leaflet which gives advice on self-management to try and avoid future problems.”
Patients are able to “drop-in” to Treatment Rooms for assessments but can also have appointments arranged within seven days if further treatment is needed.
For staff the benefits include being able to set aside time for ear care patients and the early assessments should lead to a reduction in more invasive treatments.
The Treatment Rooms are in Springburn, Maryhill, Possilpark and Woodside Health Centres and opening times are between 8.30am - 4.30pm.
For more information contact either NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]