Nurse-led clinic copping an earful

Staff at the controversial $10 million nurse-led walk-in clinic in Canberra have had an earful of it — literally — with patients harbouring a build-up of earwax the sixth most common presentation at the clinic.

More than 462 patients wanting earwax removed visited the clinic — which is the first of its kind — in the year to June 2012, according to the ACT Health Directorate’s annual report for 2011/12.

By far the most common presentations were for the common cold and