Consultant Profile

Mr Nicholas Clifton

Mr Nicholas Clifton BSc, MBChB, FRCS(ORL/HNS), PGCME, FHEA
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Allergy
    • Head and neck pathology
    • Laryngology
    • Rhinology
    • Sleep disorders / snoring
Special clinical interests:

Facial pain, nasal allergy, sinusitis, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), snoring, Paediatric ENT

Research interests:

Nasal polyps

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:


Royal College of Surgeons (Eng)

British Rhinological Society

European Rhinological Society

Higher Education Academy

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Yasmin Ahmed-Jora
Private secretary telephone number:
07516 890 197
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Nick Clifton is a Consultant adult and paediatric ENT surgeon seeing patients with the full spectrum of ENT disorders.  He qualified in medicine from the University of Sheffield in 2000 and was a specialist registrar in ENT in the East Midlands Deanery for six years. He then completed two additional years of advanced fellowship training in Rhinology (disorders of the nose and sinuses). Mr Clifton specializes in nasal allergy, facial pain, endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty and both functional and cosmetic septorhinoplasty (unblocking and reshaping the nose). His private work is based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, with regular clinics at Spire Harpenden. He is a member of both the British and European rhinological societies.

Additional advanced fellowship training

Fellowship in Rhinology Derriford University Hospital, Plymouth 2010 (12 months)

Fellowship in Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia 2011 (12 months)


 FRCS (ORL/HNS) Royal College Of Surgeons of England 2009

 MB.ChB. Sheffield University Medical School 2000

 BSc. Anatomy and Cell Biology Sheffield University 1994

FHEA Higher Education Academy 2011

PGCCE Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry 2011

Personal profile:

Mr Clifton is married to a paediatric nurse and has two young children who take up most of his spare time. When he does find the time he enjoys fly fishing and cycling.

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Mr Nicholas Clifton

Mr Nicholas Clifton

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