The ENT Department (also known as Head & Neck or Otolaryngology) provides a full range of ENT clinical services to over half a million people living in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid-Wales. Our state of the art inpatient facilities have been based at Princess Royal Hospital (PRH), Telford since 2012.
During the Coronavirus pandemic we are encouraging patients to self-manage common ENT conditions where possible to prevent unnecessary contact with health services. For further information please visit here.
The adult Head & Neck Ward (Ward 17) is based on the first floor at PRH and has 14 inpatient beds, including a 2-bedded high-dependency area. Children under 16 years of age are admitted to the Children’s Ward (Ward 19). The PRH site also offers in patient & day surgery theatre facilities, outpatient clinics and audiology facilities. Subspecialist balance, neck lump and thyroid clinics are held here.
The RSH site offers day surgery facilities, as well as outpatient clinics. The unit’s subspecialist voice and head & neck oncology clinics are run on this site.
The ENT department runs additional outpatient clinics in Bridgnorth. The department will endeavor to offer you an appointment in a local clinic if it is clinically appropriate.
The department runs an active postgraduate programme for all levels of ENT trainees, as well as providing undergraduate teaching to Keele medical students.
Mr. Bowyer is the local Educational Supervisor for ENT Registrars and Core Trainees, and Mr. Hari is the local Educational Supervisor for Foundation and GP Trainees. The ENT department takes an active part in the process of modernising medical careers with an emphasis on regular teaching and assessments for junior doctors.
The department has an active role in the training of non-medical staff, both in the development of ward nurses and student nurses throughout the Trust. The Head and Neck Specialist Nurses and Physiotherapists provide regular training sessions for tracheostomy and compromised airway care.
There is a regular appraisal process for all trainees within the ENT department.
West Midlands ST3 Interview Course
Mr. Bowyer co-runs the annual West Midlands ST3 Interview Course, preparing regional core trainees for the competitive registrar selection process.
Regional Temporal Bone Laboratory
Mr. Bowyer is course director of the West Midlands HST Temporal Bone Dissection Course, held at the Keele Anatomy and Surgical Training Centre. Supervised temporal bone dissection is a key part of Otolaryngology Higher Surgical Training and is essential to understanding the complex 3-dimensional anatomy of this area prior to live otologic surgery.
The annual one day course provides West Midlands trainees with the opportunity to develop their temporal bone anatomical knowledge and operative skills on fresh frozen temporal bones.
Individual training for General Practioners within consultant clinics can be arranged through the department.
We actively respond to requests for education from Primary Care and welcome enquiries from all healthcare workers.
Tel: 01743 261000 Ext 1044
Assistant Business Manager: Jennifer Price
Tel: 01743 261000 Ext 1696/3411
Head & Neck Clinical Lead: Mr. A Scott
Tel: 01952 641222 Ext 4818
Head & Neck Matron: Clare Marsh
Tel: 01952 641222 Ext 4479 or Ext 3411/1696 (PAs)
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For more information about vacancies in the Trust please visit our Belong to Something website.