S P Care Clinic Microsuction ear wax removal

Why wait weeks for an Appointment.

Please note our clinic works on a appointment system only.

S P Care Clinic is led by Mr Davies Consultant & Gerontologist Founder & CEO and Dr Richards and their team of health care professionals. Our Microsuction clinics are held in Staffordshie and Birmingham, having blocked ears is an intensely unpleasant experience. It can cause hearing problems, lead to infections and sometimes make you feel dizzy. It’s not surprising that most people want to have it treated as quickly and as safely as possible. ‘Microsuction’ is the safest and most effective way to unblock your ears. Microsuction involves looking down the ear canal with a microscope, which allows us a direct view of the area being cleaned. We are then able to clean out the blockage quickly and effectively using a tiny vacuum cleaner. Once the wax has gone we are able to check your ear for any other problems. You may be asked to use olive oil spray or drops for several days beforehand. This will make the treatment easier for you. Occasionally we may need to use other instruments to remove hard wax. The technique means that we can always see what we are doing and can avoid touching the skin of the sides of the ear canal which makes the process a lot more comfortable.

Our microsuction equipment is the best in it’s class, our suction units are designed and manufactured by DeVilBiss Healthcare, who are world leaders in the production of medical devices, for the ENT professional. Occasionally, when microsuction alone is not possible, we use a combination of finer instruments and eardrops; for example, in cases of impacted earwax or removing a foreign body. microsuction earwax removal has a significantly lower risk of causing damage to your eardrum. This is because the procedure is performed under direct vision and avoids the usage of any materials or liquids at high pressure. Once the procedure is complete, patients normally notice an immediate improvement in hearing and reduced ear pain.

Our Microsuction Specialist have trained at The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital.

S P Care Clinic Introduction to Ear Care and Micro-Suction Course Staffordshire, Birmingham & London

This one day course is doctor led from our lovely consulting rooms in Staffordshire, Birmingham and London it;s  accredited with 11 CPD points.The course is suitable for Doctors, audiologists, registered hearing aid dispensers, nurses, health care assistants.The course is designed to cover a wide range of theoretical knowledge starting from understanding the anatomy and physiology of the ear, learning about common ear pathologies and identifying red flags that necessitate specialist care to learning important aspects of setting up an microsuction clinic and technique of wax removal through micro-suctioning. The practical aspect of the course will include hands-on practice, separately to this course there is an opportunity to gaining your competency certificate.
Topics covered within the course will include:

  • Anatomy of the ear and Otoscopic examination
  • Common pathological conditions requiring aural care
  • Red flags and warning signs
  • How to set up a Microsuction clinic
  • Practical hands-on training for wax removal using micro-suctioning
  • Health and safety & quality standard considerations
  • Infection control and sterilization

Limited spaces available on the course 12 students only. With GPs no longer contracted to do ear syringing there has never been a better time to set up a microsuction clinic.

We are also able to offer training to GP practices, Hospitals etc.

Dementia now leading cause of death

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, latest figures reveal.

Last year, more than 61,000 people died of dementia – 11.6% of all recorded deaths.

The Office for National Statistics says the change is largely due to an ageing population.

People are living for longer and deaths from some other causes, including heart disease, have gone down.

Also, doctors have got better at diagnosing dementia and the condition is now given more weight on death certificates.


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The bulk of the dementia deaths seen were among women – 41,283, compared to 20,403 dementia deaths in men in 2015.

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, accounted for 15.2% of all female deaths, up from 13.4% in 2014.

For men, however, heart disease remained the leading cause of death in 2015.

All types of cancer as a group was still the most common cause of death overall.

In the youngest age group, aged five to 19, suicide was the leading cause of death.

Among women aged 35 to 49, breast cancer was the biggest killer.


Hilary Evans of Alzheimer’s Research UK said: “These figures once again call attention to the uncomfortable reality that currently, no-one survives a diagnosis of dementia.

“Dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing, it’s caused by diseases that can be fought through research, and we must bring all our efforts to bear on what is now our greatest medical challenge.”

Martina Kane of the Alzheimer’s Society said: “It is essential that people have access to the right support and services to help them live well with dementia and that research into better care, treatments and eventually a cure remain high on the agenda.”

There are around 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK.


Warning signs of dementia

Seek medical advice if your memory loss is affecting daily life and especially if you:

  • struggle to remember recent events, although you can easily recall things that happened in the past
  • find it hard to follow conversations or programmes on TV
  • forget the names of friends or everyday objects
  • cannot recall things you have heard, seen or read
  • lose the thread of what you are saying
  • have problems thinking and reasoning
  • feel anxious, depressed or angry
  • feel confused even when in a familiar environment or get lost on familiar journeys
  • find that other people start to notice or comment on your memory loss

Linda Trueman, 67 and from Hertfordshire, lost her mother, father and grandmother to dementia.

She says attitudes about the disease have changed, but some taboos remain.

“It was the 1970s when my grandmother died from dementia and really, at that time, most people didn’t know the term Alzheimer’s.

“And when my father died in 1987 there were several instances where I was explaining to the doctors about his Alzheimer’s.

“Since then there’s been a big change in knowledge and expertise. My mother died from dementia last Christmas and I was really impressed with the level of care she received. It was really touching and respectful the way she was treated.

“But it’s still a condition that everyone is frightened of. People can find it difficult to be around those with dementia. I understand that. It can be really difficult to handle, particularly if they behave badly in public. But it’s the disease, not the person.”

Dementia

Dementia

Dementia is not a disease in its own right, but a progressive and largely irreversible clinical syndrome. Dementia is a range of symptoms that occur as a result of damage or changes to the brain, characterised by a widespread impairment of mental function. This damage may be due to disease or natural processes such as ageing.  There are approximately 850,000 people in the UK living with Dementia, around 17,000 are under 65.

Tell-tale signs

A person living with Dementia may;

Struggle to remember recent events (although they may still recall things that happened in the past)

Find it hard to follow conversations or programmes on TV

Forget the names of friends or everyday objects

Cannot recall things they have heard, seen or read

Repeat themselves

Have problems thinking and reasoning

Feel anxious, depressed or angry about their forgetfulness

Find other people start to comment on their forgetfulness

Feel confused even when in a familiar environment.

Although many people with Dementia can retain a positive personality, they can experience some or all of the following as their condition progresses.

·        Memory loss

·        Loss of language,

·        Disorientation,

·        Changes in personality,

·        Difficulties with daily living

·        Self-neglect,

·        Psychiatric problems, such as apathy and depression

·        Out of character behaviours such as aggression and sleep disturbances.