Health professionals from Aintree University Hospital working with a local GP to identified ways to make the most of the often short consulting period available to patients in primary care. 

Tony Kay, Head of Audiology Services at Aintree University Hospital, developed the toolkit with Christopher Dowrick, Professor of Primary Medical Care at the University of Liverpool and GP at the Aintree Park Group practice. It is thought that by asking several key questions the outcomes for the 10 per cent of the population living with tinnitus will be greatly improved.

Christopher Dowrick said: “GP patients spend an average of 10 minutes with their doctor, so we have created an eight minute primary care tinnitus consultation that should help gather key information that can be used to diagnose and manage this condition.”

The Eight Minute Primary Care Tinnitus Consultation is available to download below:

Eight_Minute_Primary_Care_Tinnitus_Consultation.pdf