In our latest guest blog, Alex Fragoyannis, a GP in Ealing who specialises in ENT, tells us more about a dedicated service he has set up and how DP Medical is involved.
I have informally been performing ear microsuction for several years but two years ago I decided to set up a dedicated ear microsuction service – Ear Care Lab. This was in order to fulfil a growing demand for microsuction from patients not registered with our practice. Another reason for setting up this dedicated service was to help reduce onward hospital referrals for microsuction to already over-pressured ENT departments.
DP Medical supported us by visiting our clinic and explaining the requirements of a full microsuction setup from consumables (tubing, suction probes), to suction devices and ENT microscopes. They provided exceptionally good package prices for these items and we use all their equipment including the excellent SOMRON ENT microscope on a daily basis.
Our ambition has always been to disseminate our knowledge to other clinicians and as such, we have created the UK’s first fully accredited Ear Care and Microsuction Course under our new training branch – Ear Care Academy.
Our course is delivered on real patients and offers closely supervised hands-on experience over an intensive two days training at Charing Cross Hospital. DP Medical kindly provide ENT microscopes and suction equipment for our course and enable delegates to experience the equipment they might use in their own practices.
We feel their equipment provides an excellent combination of quality, functionality and value for money and it’s been great to build a really successful relationship with them.