Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery covers the medical and surgical aspects of diseases of the ears, nose, larynx, pharynx and soft tissues of the neck, and includes the skull base and cerebello-pontine angle in the subspecialty of neuro-otology. The surgery ranges from fine microsurgery within the ear and larynx, to endoscopic surgery within the nose and throat, and major resections for head and neck cancer. The patients range from the newborn to the elderly and include the challenges of dealing with the profoundly deaf and the dizzy. There are close links to such specialties as paediatrics, respiratory medicine and neurology.
All ENT surgeons require competence in the core aspects of the specialty, but many also subspecialise. The following subspecialties are available within ENT:
- Paediatric ENT
- Head and Neck
- Thyroid / Parathyroid
- Facial Plastics
- Academic Otolaryngology.
There are also Interface Fellowships established in Head and Neck Surgery and Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery.
Trainees start or rotate on the first Wednesday of October.
The hospitals included on the ENT rotation are as follows:
|Bradford Royal Infirmary||Barnsley General Hospital|
|Calderdale Royal Hospital||Doncaster Royal Infirmary|
|Castle Hill Hospital, Hull||Lincoln County Hospital|
|Leeds General Infirmary||Rotherham General Hospital|
|Pinderfields General Hospital||Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield|
|York District Hospital||Sheffield Children's Hospital|
We have a single programme, but two geographically distinct rotations at the moment. Candidates can express a preference, and in response to training needs or at their own request, trainees can move throughout the region.
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Teaching and Training
Formal teaching is currently provided through two day sessions, which are arranged four times each year at a rotating venue. The topics covered are tailored towards the ENT Intercollegiate Curriculum, to include ENT basic sciences. From ST3 onwards, trainees are expected to attend a temporal bone and functional endoscopic sinus surgery course annually. Both of these courses are held in Bradford. Trainees are also expected to attend the North of England Otolaryngological Society meetings twice annually and encouraged to attend other relevant courses in Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber and also outside the region.
Progress through the Intercollegiate Curriculum is ensured by regular appraisal with allocated Educational Supervisors.