Mr Nicholas Clifton
BSc, MBChB, FRCS(ORL/HNS), PGCME, FHEA
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).
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nicholas Clifton at Spire include:
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
Rhinology, Laryngology, Head and neck pathology, Allergy
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
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
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.