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CONFERENCE! CONFERENCE! CONFERENCE! 

Our next Ear Care and Audiology Conference will be on March 20th 2017

The full programme and application form can be found on the 'Training' page under 'Conference' or by clicking on the word 'Conference' in the 'Events' list opposite

As usual there will be speakers, workshops and relevant exhibitors

Speakers include Mr Jack Lancer, Consultant Otologist and subjects covered include Otitis Externa and Dizziness

Tanis Hand of the RCN will speak on Accountability & Delegation in one of the Breakout sessions

Book early to avoid disappointment

Coming soon....

We are in the process of developing a new course - Microsuction for Healthcare Assistants & Assistant Practitioners

Those Practices who would prefer their staff not to irrigate are looking at training them to suction ears. We have already been asked to present this new course to Trusts in their own locality but as soon as we are happy with the presentation and course materials we will be presenting it here in Rotherham  on a regular basis. If you are interested in attending or hosting a course in your venue please get in touch asap.

Website now tablet and smart phone friendly

You will find that when viewing the website on your PC, using Google Chrome improves the appearance and accessibility; you can still use Internet Explorer but only version 9 or above as Microsoft no longer supports versions 7 & 8. However, if you having difficulty reading this page please email us with details of what appears to be wrong, the device and the browser you are using. We can then ask our web people to identify the problem. Our address is: earcarecentre@rothgen.nhs.uk

You’ll see that we have divided the website into 2 main sections – one for Healthcare Professionals and one for patients. Some pages will be the same for everyone but most have been written specifically for you, whether patient or practitioner.

We want to use this website as a way of communicating with all interested groups, making available information about the services we provide, the equipment we sell, with downloadable leaflets, protocols and other information.

If you have any problems finding what you want, or any suggestions about the content, please let us know. You'll find our contact details at the bottom of the page or just click the ‘Contact Us’ button in the bar at the top of the page. 

 

Information for patients

On the 1st Monday of each month we run group sessions at which patients are shown how to change their hearing aid tubing etc. If you have difficulty changing your tubing or batteries, please ring and book yourself into one of the sessions. Please note that there are no drop-in repair sessions.  For minor repairs or change of tubing - if you cannot manage it yourself - please ring or email for an appointment. 

Events

19th Sep
THE NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY EAR CARE FOR PRACTITIONERS

This is the diploma level course, quality assured by Sheffield University, for nurses and practitioners, working in the primary setting and secondary care.

03rd Oct
THE HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS’/ASSISTANT PRACTITIONERS’ COURSE

A two day course in ear irrigation for Healthcare Assistants/Assistant Practitioners designed to ensure that those Assistants who are expected to irrigate are able to do so confidently and safely.

25th Oct
EAR IRRIGATION & INSTRUMENTATION STUDY DAY

This study day is intended to give the practitioner knowledge of and practical experience of ear irrigation and instrumentation.

28th Oct
MICROSUCTION COURSE

A 2 day ear microsuction course for healthcare practitioners, combining practical and taught sessions.

17th Jan
EAR IRRIGATION AND INFECTIONS UPDATE DAY

This study day is intended to give practitioners updated knowledge of irrigation and knowledge and treatment of common ear problems.

20th Mar
Conference

The next Ear Care Conference will be on March 20th 2017

As usual it will be a packed programme of interesting speakers on subjects related to ear care and audiology.