Meet the Team

Senior Medical Staff

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Telephone: 01952 641222 (ext 4818)
Secretary: Helen Higginson
GMC Number: 4733683
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MB BS (Hons), DOHNS, FRCS (ORL-HNS), FFSTEd

Special Interests:

Otology: ear conditions and ear surgery
Paediatric ENT
Children’s Hearing Loss
Rhinology: nasal conditions, sinus surgery & rhinoplasty

Biography: After graduating at Imperial College, London, Mr. Bowyer completed his basic surgical training in Oxford before moving to Edinburgh and Dundee to undertake higher surgical training in ENT (Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery). During this period he undertook full-time research examining middle ear hearing implants at the University of Edinburgh and also completed an advanced surgical fellowship in Otology and Skullbase Surgery at Auckland City and Starship Children’s Hospitals, New Zealand.

Mr. Bowyer was appointed to the consultant staff at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust in May 2012 and has developed a sub-specialist practice in ear disorders, paediatric ENT and nasal surgery.

Outside of clinical practice he has a passion for medical education; he is a Fellow of The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh), co-organises undergraduate ENT teaching at Keele Medical School, is the Training Programme Director for postgraduate ENT training across the West Midlands, an examiner for the DOHNS postgraduate ENT examination at the Royal Colleges of Surgeons and interviews for National Selection to ENT training.

Locum Consultant ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon
Telephone: 01952 641222 (ext 4942)
Secretary: Nia Kimm
GMC Number: 3580011

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Secretary: Sue Roberts
Telephone: ext 4437
GMC: 4485375
Qualifications: MBBS, MS, MPhil, FRCS ORL-HNS

Biography: Mr Hari completed higher surgical training in Otolaryngology from the Southwest of England. He was awarded MPhil for his research into olfactory receptor potentials by Cardiff University in 2002. He completed advanced surgical fellowship in Head and Neck Cancer surgery at Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia in 2007. His special interests include head and neck cancer, neck lumps, rhinology, thyroid, parathyroid and salivary gland disease. He is the educational supervisor for GPVTS and Foundation trainees.

Consultant ENT Surgeon/Clinical Director for Head and Neck
Telephone: 01952 641222 (ext 4238)
Secretary: Emma Stennett
GMC Number: 6099033
Qualifications: MBChB Hons, MMedSci, FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Special Interests:
Otology: ear conditions and ear surgery
Balance disorders
Children’s ENT and hearing loss

Biography:Mrs Jervis qualified in 2004 from the University of Birmingham and completed ENT training within the West Midlands. She has a Master of Medical Sciences awarded in 2018 from Keele University for research into the effects of cochlear implantation into born deaf or early deafened adults. She was awarded a European Fellowship in Belgium in 2016 regarding mastoid obliteration techniques.  Her areas of interest include ear conditions in adults and children, general ENT in children, balance disorders and rhinology (nasal disorders). Within the department she has been Governance and Clinical Lead and is now fulfilling the role of Clinical Director for Head and Neck.

Consultant ENT Surgeon – Rhinology and Endoscopic Anterior Skull Base Surgery
GMC Number: 7130253
Qualifications: MBChB, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Telephone: 01952 641222 (ext 4942)
Secretary: Nia Kimm

Special Interests:

  • Rhinology
  • Sinus procedures – including frontal sinus surgery, image-guided surgery, revision surgery, general and local anaesthetic procedures and balloon sinuplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Epistaxis (Nose bleeds)
  • Rhinoplasty, revision nasal airway surgery and nasal reconstruction
  • Endoscopic tear-duct surgery
  • Endoscopic nasal tumour surgery
  • Turbinate procedures
  • Anterior skull-base surgery
  • Medical therapy for blocked nose, allergy, rhinitis, loss of smell
  • General adult and paediatric ENT conditions

Biography: Mr. Saunders graduated from Birmingham Medical School before undertaking his Higher Surgical Training in the West Midlands. He developed a passion for Nose and Sinus surgery alongside developing his skills on all aspects of general ENT practice. His training included working at the highly specialised units at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and Royal Stoke University Hospitals under the guidance of experts in the field – undertaking higher level training in Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base surgery.

After his training in the Midlands, Mr. Saunders was appointed to the prestigious and highly competitive Advanced Rhinology, Nasal Plastic Surgery and Endoscopic Anterior Skull Base Surgery Fellowship in Manchester, working with world-renowned specialists to enhance his specialist skills.
Mr. Saunders has been published widely in academic literature and in instructional books, as well as presenting at national and international conferences. He regular contributes to surgical training, including teaching on surgical skills courses, exam and interview preparation courses.

As well as his work in Shrewsbury and Telford – Mr. Saunders works as a Consultant Anterior Skull Base surgery at Salford Royal Infirmary, Manchester.

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Telephone: 01952 641222 (ext 4818)
Secretary: Helen Higginson
GMC Number: 3666133
Qualifications: BMedSci, BM BS, MPhil, FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Special Interests:

Otology: ear conditions and ear surgery
Balance disorders
Children’s hearing loss
Medical education

Biography: Mr. Scott qualified in 1992 from Nottingham University Medical School and completed ENT training in the West Midlands. He has a Master of Philosophy awarded in 2003 from Keele University for research into ion channels within the cochlea. Mr. Scott completed a TWJ Fellowship in Otology & Neurotology in 2003, performing stapes surgery and neurotology at the University Health Network, Toronto.

Mr. Scott’s areas of interest include ear disease, children’s’ hearing assessment, balance disorders and medical education.

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Telephone: 01952 641222 (ext 4943)
Secretary: Sharon Wilkinson
GMC Number: 3311347

Stuart Thompson qualified from the University of London in 1989.

He was awarded a MD higher degree  from the University of Birmingham following a research fellowship examining the effects of cytokines on thyroid  goitre production.  He completed higher surgical training in Otolaryngology on the West Midlands training programme and was appointed to the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust as a Head and Neck and Thyroid surgeon in 2002.

He has been  Clinical Director for ENT / Head  and Neck  and was the inaugural Clinical Director for Patient Safety within the trust.

In addition to providing a general ENT practice his main subspecialist interest is the provision of a  benign Laryngology practice and he leads the multidisciplinary voice clinic in for the trust.

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Telephone: 01952 641222 (ext 4238)
Secretary: Emma Stennett
GMC Number: 6135554

I graduated from the University of Birmingham and went on to complete my higher surgical training in Ear, Nose and Throat in the West Midlands. My special interest is Facial Plastic Surgery and Rhinology . I deal with conditions such as skin cancer, nose bleeds, nasal allergies, anosmia, nasal polyps, sinusitis and nasal blockage. I am a core member of the Multidisciplinary Team for skin cancer management.

I am  Clinical Governance and Patient Safety lead chairing two meetings per month on how we can make things safer for ENT, learn from complaints and compliments, audit our results and treatment pathways.

Education and Teaching is an important part of  being a Consultant and I am  responsible for the training and assessment of GP trainees during their rotation in ENT as well as clinical supervisor for our ENT Registrars during their rotation. I have created and set up several courses  including West Midlands FRCS  Registrar Viva course,  West Midlands Facial Plastics dissection course and Ultrasound neck aspiration course. I have also established the Women in Otolaryngology West Midlands group. ​I continue to educate myself by regularly attending courses and conferences and I am currently in the process of obtaining another degree from the University of Paris in Rhinology.

I am happily married with two young children and enjoy spending as much time as possible with the family creating memories.  We enjoy cooking together, playing in the parks, visiting the botanical gardens and travelling.

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Telephone: 01952 641222 Extn: 4437
Secretary: Sue Roberts
Qualifications: MRCS; FRCS (ORL-HNS)
GMC number: 6070313
Special Interests: Thyroid , head & neck cancer and facial plastic surgery

Biography: Mr Salil Sood is a fully accredited Consultant ENT surgeon who has joined SaTH as Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon.

He did his initial medical school and surgical training in Delhi, India, and moved to the UK in 2004 where he completed his higher surgical training. He has been broadly trained  in all sub-specialties  – with recent fellowship in Head & Neck, Thyroid Surgery and Paediatric ENT – and was awarded Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Mr Sood is part of head & neck , thyroid and skin cancer multidisciplinary teams with over 22 years of experience in the speciality.

Mr Sood has also been involved with numerous national, international publications and presentations. He was awarded Honorary Clinical Tutor by the Severn School of Surgery for his contributions towards teaching and training. He has also been a faculty of many teaching courses in UK on nasal, sinus surgery, head & neck and ENT emergency.

Other Medical Staff

Mr Sajad Ahangar: ENT Specialty Doctor
Dr Veronica Barry: ENT Specialty Doctor
Dr Anna Kyurkchiyska: ENT Specialty Doctor
Mr Dimitrios Chatzoudis: Locum ENT Specialty Doctor

Ms Alison Conybeare: ENT Specialty Registrar
Mr Sanjay Patel: ENT Specialty Registrar
Miss Sara Badrol: ENT Specialty Registrar

The unit also has 1 Core ENT Surgical Trainee, 2 GP Trainees and 3 Foundation Doctors, who rotate through the department every 4-6 months.

Nursing Staff
Clare Marsh: Head & Neck Matron

Head & Neck and Day Surgery Unit (PRH)
Holly Hardiman: Ward Manager
Alyson Richards: Sister
Lucy Stone: Sister

ENT Outpatients
Claire Cox – Department Manager
Christine Waters – Outpatient ENT Sister
Ginnie Roberts – ENT Clinical Nurse Specialist
Susan Edwards – ENT Nurse Practitioner