Community ENT Service

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ENT - Important e-RS pathway update

The Community ENT service provided by Communitas aims to offer patients an appointment within four weeks for:

  • Routine assessment and diagnosis 
  • Routine treatment
  • Follow up where necessary/clinically required

It is a consultant-led service. More information can be found at the Communitas website-

Eligibility criteria


  • Routine ENT specialist care where surgery is an unlikely outcome post-consultation.

The full referral criteria can be found in the downloads section.


  • Patients who meet the criteria for AQP hearing assessments
  • Red flags and sudden hearing loss 
  • multiple and/or complex co-morbidities that require a multidisciplinary service across specialties
  • already had a complete work-up and treatment options have already been tried in the community

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service:

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: e-Referrals

Referrals should be made through e-RS.

  • Request type – Referral
  • Priority – Routine
  • Specialty - Ear Nose & Throat
  • Clinic type – any of the following: Ear, Balance/ Dizziness, Ear, Neck Lump/ Thyroid, Not otherwise specified, Salivary Gland, Sleep Apnoea, Snoring, Throat, Tinnitus
  • Select - City and Hackney ENT Service
  • Select – The Nightingale Practice/Lawson Practice