Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is a way of detecting asymptomatic swelling (aneurysm) of the aorta.
An abdominoplasty is cosmetic surgery to improve the shape of the abdomen
Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine.
Neck pain or a stiff neck is a common problem and generally nothing to worry about.
Information about seeking advice & guidance from secondary care to avoid unnecessary referrals and safely obtaining timely and safe management advice. Consultant Connect service. Urgent Connect GP Liaison Service
Audiology direct triage referral service for Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, Hearing or Listening Difficulties
These are guidelines for most patients most of the time. Like all guidelines, there are exceptions. Acute back pain is for < 6 weeks, chronic > 6 weeks
Balanitis is a skin irritation on the head of the penis
Blepharoplasty is the plastic surgery operation for correcting defects, deformities, and disfigurations of the eyelids.
(Gender reassignment, & reconstructive surgery after cancer or trauma is not included in this policy)
Mammography is routinely offered to women over 50.
Guide to breast symptom management and referral
A bunion is a bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. The medical name is hallux valgus.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a relatively common condition that causes a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers.
Cataract surgery is a procedure used to treat cataracts, where changes in the lens of the eye cause cloudy, blurry, or misty vision.
Cervical lymphadenopathy refers to lymphadenopathy of the cervical lymph nodes (the glands in the neck).
A chalazion also known as a meibomian gland lipogranuloma, is a cyst in the eyelid that is caused by inflammation of a blocked meibomian gland.
Gallbladder removal surgery, also known as a cholecystectomy, is a very common procedure.
Information about the services provided by our community ENT specialties
Continence Services are specialist teams providing support and medical advice for people with bowel or bladder incontinence.
A DEXA scan is a special type of X-ray that measures bone mineral density (BMD).
A range of features help differentiate the causes of ear discharges.
Dupuytren’s contracture (Dupuytren's disease) is a condition that affects the hands and fingers.
Dysphagia is the medical term for the symptom of difficulty in swallowing. A
Arm pain is common and usually caused by an injury or fall.
Nosebleed, also known as a epistaxis, is the common occurrence of bleeding from the nose.
A facelift (rhytidectomy) is cosmetic surgery to lift up and pull back the skin to make the face tighter and smoother.
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is the cutting of nerve signals to stop blushing.
Foot pain is a common problem with a wide range of possible causes.
A nose fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage over the bridge, or in the sidewall or septum .
A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled swelling that usually develops near a joint or tendon.
A grommet is a very small tube that's inserted into the child's ear during surgery.
Finding blood in your urine can be very frightening and must be investigated by a doctor, but it's not usually a sign of anything life-threatening.
A haemorrhoidectomy is an operation to remove haemorrhoids.
Hearing Loss (Deafness) and Audiology
A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.
Most cases of hip pain in adults that are treated with surgery are caused by osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis in the UK.
Hoarseness is a subjective term and usually refers to a weak or altered voice.
Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff. It's the most common type of arthritis in the UK.
A hydrocele denotes a pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a body cavity.
The clinic assesses and treats patients with symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) which consists of reproducible exertional muscle pain that affects typically the calf
Kidney stone disease is when a solid piece of material (kidney stone) occurs in the urinary tract.
An arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery used both to diagnose and treat problems with joints.
Information regarding Knee instability
Joint pain is a very common problem with many possible causes - but it's usually a result of injury or arthritis.
Management of ulcers on legs
The lower urinary tract consists of the bladder, prostate gland and urethra.
Lymphoedema referral details
A range of problems can affect the macula.
Mouth ulcers are painful sores that appear in the mouth.
Nasal discharge is a very common problem, especially amongst children.
Most lumps and swellings under the skin are harmless and can be left alone.
The new NHS Eye Care Service is now fully operational and started receiving patients from 3rd June
Information about the Opthalmic Survival Manual
Otalgia is defined as ear pain.
Overactive bladder is a problem with bladder-storage function that causes a sudden urge to urinate. The urge may be difficult to stop, and overactive bladder may lead to the involuntary loss of urine (incontinence).
Management and referral of common orthopaedic problems in childhood
A penile implant is a medical device that is custom-fit and surgically placed into a penis.
Phimosis is a condition in where the foreskin of the penis is too tight to be pulled back to reveal the glans.
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.
A pinnaplasty is a procedure to alter the appearance of ears.
Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland.
After an amputation, you may be able to have a prosthetic limb fitted.
Intraocular pressure (IOP) is the fluid pressure inside the eye.
Rectal bleeding (bleeding from the bottom) is often noticed as small amounts of bright-red blood on toilet paper.
Surgery to remove the tonsils is known as a tonsillectomy.
Retinal vein occlusion is one of the most common causes of sudden painless unilateral loss of vision.
Allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the inside of the nose caused by an allergen.
Assessment in secondary care is advised for any child with a suspected scoliosis who is still growing.
Sepsis - overwhelming infection requiring urgent treatment
Shoulder pain is a common problem with a number of different causes. It's often a symptom of another problem.
Snoring is caused by the vibration of the soft tissue in your head and neck as you breathe in.
A squint (strabismus) is a condition where the eyes point in different directions.
Referral pathways for surgical management of abscess and appendicitis
Information regarding tattoo removal
Sore throats are very common and usually nothing to worry about.
Tinnitus is the term for hearing sounds that come from inside your body, rather than from an outside source.
The Tissue Viability Nurse Team can help with ulcers and difficult wounds.
Trigger finger is a condition that affects one or more of the hand's tendons, making it difficult to bend the affected finger or thumb.
An umbilical hernia appears as a painless lump in or near the navel (belly button).
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections. In order to avoid misdiagnosis of UTI and the subsequent overtreatment / misuse of antibiotics please adhere to the following principles when using dipsticks.
Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins – usually blue or dark purple – that usually occur on the legs.
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent contraception.
Vertigo is the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning.
An acoustic neuroma is a type of non-cancerous (benign) brain tumour.