Philosophy

My aim is to provide the latest evidence-based practice for my patients and their families, tailored to individual requirements. I have included a number of links to the latest guidelines within my ENT patient information pages, as well as photographs and videos to ensure comprehensive understanding.

For easy access, I have included links to similar material for GPs and other medical professionals, allowing quick reference. I will be adding further links and guidelines in the near future. 

 

Evidence-based guidelines

 

Tonsils and tonsillectomy

SIGN guidelines for tonsillectomy 2010

UK National Prospective Tonsillectomy Audit   

Our Experience: Coblation Intracapsular tonsillectomy (tonsillotomy) in Children

 

Children's snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea 

BMJ Review Paediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnoea 2010

12 minute consultation: evidence-based approach to the child who snores

 

Glue ear 

NICE guidelines for management of glue ear 2008

12 minute consultation: evidence-based approach to the child with glue ear

 

Acute otitis media 

American Academy Of Pediatrics Management of Acute Otitis Media 2013

Cochrane Review Prophylactic Antibiotics for Recurrent Acute Otitis Media 2013

Cochrane Review Grommets for Recurrent Acute Otitis Media 2011

12 minute consultation: evidence-based approach to the child with recurrent AOM

 

Antibiotic ear drops

ENT-UK position paper on antibiotic ear drops  

 

Epistaxis 

12 minute consultation: evidence-based approach to the child with nosebleeds

 

Drooling 

12 minute consultation: evidence-based approach to the child who drools

 

Cervical lymphadenopathy in children  

12 minute consultation: evidence-based approach to the child with cervical nodes

 

Speech delay 

12 minute consultation: evidence-based approach to the child with speech delay

 

Sinusitis and nasal polyps: evidence-based diagnosis and managment

Link to the 2012 European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis (EPOS) Pocket Guide

 

Allergic rhinitis: evidence-based diagnosis and management

Link to the 2007 Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) Pocket Guide