Mr Nicholas Clifton

Mr Nicholas Clifton

ENT Consultant


Specialises in

  • Tonsillectomy
  • Grommets
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus surgery
  • Laryngoscopy

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I am a Consultant adult and paediatric ENT surgeon seeing patients with the full spectrum of ENT disorders including hearing, balance, voice and swallowing problems. I specialise in nasal allergy, facial pain, endoscopic sinus surgery and functional septorhinoplasty (unblocking and reshaping the nose). I have been a Consultant in the NHS since 2012 and perform approximately 250 operations each year. My patient satisfaction scores are excellent.

I am 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).

My private work is based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, with regular clinics at Spire Harpenden.

I qualified in medicine from the University of Sheffield in 2000 and was a trainee in ENT in the East Midlands for six years. I then completed two additional years of advanced fellowship training in Rhinology (disorders of the nose and sinuses).


General Medical Council Number: C4722757

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nicholas Clifton at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

Rhinology, Laryngology, Head and neck pathology, Allergy

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Additional information

Ear, nose and throat
Head and neck pathology
Paediatric otolaryngology

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

BSc / Sheffield University / 1994
Bachelor of Science: Anatomy and Cell Biology

MBChB / Sheffield University / 2000
Undergraduate Medical Degree

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

FHEA / Higher Education Academy / 2011
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

PGCCE / Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry / 2011
Post-graduate certificate of clinical education

Professional memberships


Royal College of Surgeons (Eng)

British Rhinological Society

European Rhinological Society

Higher Education Academy

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

I am married to a paediatric nurse and have two young children who take up most of my spare time. When I do find the time I enjoy fly fishing and cycling.

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Yasmin Ahmed-Jora
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