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Ear, Nose and Throat

The Enhanced Community Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) service delivered by Communitas Clinics provides specialist advice and treatment for children (aged five and over) and adults.

About the Enhanced Community ENT Service

Care is provided by consultants, GPs with special interest, clinical assistants, specialist nurses and a dedicated support team. They provide specialist assessment, investigations, diagnosis and treatment for a range of conditions in community clinics. In this way patients benefit from services in one place delivered by a locally-based multi-disciplinary team. The service can help with

  • Balance / Dizziness
  • Ears
  • Microsuction for impacted ear wax
  • Nose / Sinus
  • Snoring (not Sleep Apnoea)
  • Throat (incl Voice / Swallowing)
  • Tinnitus

Accessing the service

You will need your GP to refer you into the service. 

Once this happens a ENT specialist will review the information provided by your GP to decide on the best course of action - making sure you are seen in the right place, by the right clinician at the right time. This will usually be within two days of the service being contacted by your GP.

  • If the service thinks that the GP can provide the necessary treatment and support within their practice, patients will be referred back to their GP with a treatment plan
  • If they think you hospital treatment, Communitas will organise an appointment at your preferred choice of hospital
  • If it is most appropriate for you to be seen within the Enhanced Community ENT Service, a member of the Communitas team will contact you by telephone to arrange a suitable appointment. You can choose which of the four Communitas clinics listed below you wish to attend. 

Local clinics


St Albans & Harpenden

Elms Medical Centre, 5 Stewart Rd, Harpenden

Monday (audiology clinic) 9:30am - 5pm;    Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am - 5pm


Potters Bar Community Hospital, Barnet Road, Potters Bar

Thursday 9am – 5pm

Watford & Three Rivers

Cassio Surgery, Colne House, 21 Upton Road, Watford

Monday and Friday 9am – 5pm


Kings Langley Surgery, The Nap,  Kings Langley​​​​​​​

Tuesday and Wednesday  9am – 5pm

Contacting the service

You can contact the service in the following ways:

By email:
By telephone: 01582 76744 or 01582 716673. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. If you call outside of these hours, you can leave a message on the answer phone and a member of the team will return your call

Further information

For more information go to the Herts Valleys Enhanced Community ENT page on the Communitas website. 

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