Our new telephone system is now up and running!  

You’ll notice that we have introduced a queuing system, so you will be able to see exactly where you are in the queue.  For repeat medication queries please ring 01225 703183 rather than the surgery.

You will be able to choose from the following options:

Option 1 – Cancel an appointment. This will divert you to a voicemail where you can leave your name, date of birth, date and time of your appointment

Option 2 – Home visit requests (before 10:30), appointments, general enquiries

Option 3 – Test results, this line will only be available after 4pm

Option 4 – Queries about hospital referrals

Thank you for your patience whilst we get to grips with the new system.

Carpal Tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a relatively common condition that causes a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers.  Usually these sensations develop gradually and start off being worse during the night.  They tend to affect the thumb, index finger and middle finger.

The median nerve passes through a tight space at the wrist called the carpal tunnel - occassionally it becomes compressed in this tunnel.  Some settle with splinting, others with tablets and others following a steriod injection into the tunnel itself.  However, when symptoms persist despite these medical measures, it is necessary to decompress the nerve surgically.

This will be done under a local aneasthetic taking approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour in total.

We carry out patient satisfaction questionnaires pre-operatively, on operation day and 3 months post-operatively.

We pride ourselves on providing a personal approach with flexibility to accommodate patient's requirements regarding both dates and times.  We can offer a first assessment appointment within 2-4 weeks of referral, with the operation just 2-4 weeks after and follow up 2 weeks later.

Pre operative instructionswebsite/J83046/files/Pre op CARPAL TUNNEL Info Sheet.pdf

Post operative instructionswebsite/J83046/files/carpal dressing letter.pdf

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