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Welcome to the East Midlands ENT Training Scheme. We offer first class training in all aspects of ENT, based in three large teaching hospitals: Leicester University Hospitals, Nottingham University Hospitals, and Royal Derby Hospital. Whilst training in the region our 14 registrars learn from national and international experts, and are exposed to all aspects of higher surgical training. All our trainees have passed the FRCS at first attempt.


The trainees are encouraged to aspire to excellence, with many achieving higher degrees such as PhD and Masters in Medical Education. We provide fellowship level training in the region as well, although our own trainees are encouraged to visit other units. Our Academic Clinical Fellows and NTN trainees work closely with the hearing researchers at the University of Nottingham, whilst trainees interested in medical education are mentored by ENT consultants educated at Masters level and holding university position, and those interested in management are mentored by ENT consultants working in NHS management at hospital and national level.


The region is geographically compact, with all three hospitals less than an hour from each other. East Midlands has world class theatres and concert venues, Michelin starred restaurants and some of the world's oldest pubs. If you prefer the outdoors you can enjoy the Derbyshire Peak District, Sherwood Forest, the National Water sports Centre, Rutland water, and much more.


For more information about ENT training in the East Midlands email Mat Daniel on


Mat Daniel (ENT consultant)

Sam Cho and Winnie Yeung (Trainees)




Who’s who



Mark Johnston (Otology, Rhinology, Facial Plastics, Paediatric ENT)

Owen Judd (Otology, Balance, Laryngology)

Shaji Mansuri (H&N)

Sean Mortimore (H&N)

Hazem Nijim (H&N)

Jerry Sharp (H&N)

David Parker (General Adult and Paediatric ENT)


Ashokkumar (H&N)

Anil Banerjee (Otology/balance, Rhinology, Facial Plastics)

Peter Conboy (H&N)

Sudip Das   (general ENT)                                     

Marianne Elloy (Paediatric ENT / Airway)

Pedro Martinez (H&N)

Peter Rea (Otology/balance)

Javed Uddin (H&N)

Theo Valasmakis (Rhinology, Paediatric ENT)                                                      

Mark Wake (H&N)                           


Priya Achar (Otology, Cochlear Implants)

Mat Daniel (Paediatric ENT / Airway)

Neil Fergie (Otology)

Tawakir Kamani (Otology, Paediatric ENT / Airway)

Anand Kasbekar (Otology)

Andy Marshall (Otology, Cochlear Implants, Paediatric ENT / Airway)

Julian McGlashan (H&N, voice)

Thomasina Meehan (Audiovestibular medicine)

Katie Midwinter (Rhinology, Facial Plastics)

Gerry O'Donoghue (Otology, Cochlear Implants, Lateral Skull Base)

Jonathan Pollock (Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery)

Yujay Ramakrishnan (Rhinology, Facial Plastics, Anterior Skull Base)

Neeraj Sethi (H&N)

Doug Hartley (Otology, Cochlear Implants)

Lorna Sneddon (Thyroid)

John Birchall (Otology)



What our trainees say

Great points about East Midlands training scheme:

It has everything! All 3 hospitals are busy units with a high turnover and big caseloads ensuring good all round exposure and no problems hitting total number of operations or emergency contacts to obtain Certificate for Completion of Training (CCT)


All areas of subspecialty are covered in this region including skull base surgery, cochlear implant, paediatric ENT, robotic surgery, cleft palate and voice. There is no need to go out of the deanery for this experience


Ample opportunities for research! The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre is situated in Nottingham and trainees are encouraged to get involved. There are regular research meetings every month so lots of opportunities to get involved!


Excellent teaching programme – All courses needed to obtain CCT are part of the registrar training programme and heavily subsidised. Courses for head and neck dissection, rhinology and facial plastics and temporal bone dissection runs annually.


All three hospitals are commutable – hence there is no need to move every couple of years


Sam Cho, ENT registrar



Living in the East Midlands

The counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Leicestershire are in the East Midlands. With its relative proximity to London (1-1¾ hours by train), connectivity to the national motorway network (M1, M40) and its own international airport, East Midland is a thriving economic hub offering an excellent yet comparatively affordable standard of living.


For those after an urban lifestyle, a vibrant mix of independent bars, restaurants and shopping districts can be found the region’s principle cities of Nottingham, Derby, and Leicester, all with their unique character and quirks. The region is also home to several notable museums, art galleries, concert halls and theatres.


For others seeking a more relaxed country lifestyle, there is an abundant assortment of picturesque villages in the northern part of the region close to the Peak District to pick from. There are also affluent market towns in the south of the region within the boundaries what was once Rockingham Forest, set against the backdrop of the glorious English countryside.


In fact, according to the Guardian, the region has long been the source of almost everything that is good about English, and indeed, the world, in culture and history. Apart from the obvious things like Robin Hood and world-famous Melton Mowbray pork pies, here are 10 more great things from the East Midlands:

  1. Walkers crisps: Popular snack stocked in all hospital vending machines. Founded in Leicester by Henry Walker in 1948.

  2. Gary Linekar: All Midlanders are nice people, including the sporting world's Mr Nice, Gary Linekar, is from Leicester. He isn't above poking fun at himself. Since 1995 he's played an arch-villain in advertising campaigns for Walkers crisps, also from Leicester.

  3. Creswell Crags: A limestone gorge on the Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire border, dubbed by archaeologists as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Ice Age’.

  4. The United States: The idea of the US was first cooked up in North Nottinghamshire by a group of religious separatists would eventually set sail for America on the Mayflower. Those first persecution-fleeing East Midlanders invented the concept of the Land of the Free.

  5. Stilton cheese: The distinctive blue-veined cheese may take its name from a village in Cambridgeshire, but by law it can only be produced in Leicestershire, Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire using local cow's milk.

  6. Mass tourism: Leicester cabinetmaker, Thomas Cook, effectively invented mass tourism in the 1840s. Note that there is very little tourism, never mind mass tourism, to the Midlands.

  7. Rebecca Adlington: Midlanders are also modest, almost to a fault. There has never been a more self-deprecating sporting over-achiever than Mansfield-born swimmer, Rebecca Adlington, England’s most decorated female Olympian ever.

  8. The Salvation Army: The East Midlands has been home to a long line of spiritual radicals, including William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army and a notable equal-opportunities employer. "My best men are women!" he declared with winning Midland eccentricity.

  9. Paul Smith: Midlanders are better dressed than other Britons: from Margaret Thatcher to Noddy Holder, the region has been rich in fashion icons. It comes as no surprise, then, that Britain's finest menswear designer, Paul Smith, should come from Nottingham.

  10. Mr Darcy: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a great writer in need of a sexy leading man will look to the East Midlands for inspiration: reader, meet Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley, Derbyshire – East Midland sex symbol.


Winnie Yeung, ENT registrar

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