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Deafness and Hearing Loss Toolkit for Primary Care


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Deafness and Hearing Loss Toolkit for Primary Care

The Royal College of General Practitioners collaborated with The Royal National Institute for Deaf People and NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop an educational toolkit to support GPs and trainees deliver care to patients with hearing difficulties.

It covers how to recognise early symptoms of hearing loss, when to refer patients for hearing assessments, and aims to give GPs the confidence to innovate and make changes to primary care policy and practice. The toolkit is part of the Deafness and Hearing Loss Spotlight Project, which aims to support GPs to implement the latest NICE Guidelines and NHS Accessibility Quality Standard and Guidance.