Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our longstanding relationship, we are proud to be dedicating our resources to the NHS at this important time. As a result many of our treatments are currently suspended and we are reviewing all planned procedures and consultations. We are making every effort to talk to impacted patients and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Professor Douglas Hartley

Professor Douglas Hartley

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Nottingham Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Douglas Hartley at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

  • Menieres disease
  • Ear infections and pain
  • Cochlear implants
  • Ossiculoplasty
  • Paediatrics
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Myringoplasty

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Professional profile

I am qualified with a distinction from Newcastle Medical School, and awarded a PhD (DPhil) from Oxford University in the field of hearing research.

I worked as a Clinical Lecturer in ENT Surgery at Oxford University, and was fortunate to be the first recipient of a Welcome Trust Clinician Scientist Fellowship on Otolaryngology: the second recipient across any surgical specialty.

I spent time as a Surgical Fellow at the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre, after becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS ORL-HNS), and completing my higher surgical training at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. I am a Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Nottingham University, an ENT Consultant Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospital's Trust, Queens Medical Centre and the Nottingham cochlear implant programme.

I serve on the translational grant review committee for action on hearing loss and review papers for several international journals. My research team at the University of Nottingham works in association with the MRC Institute for Hearing Research and the National Biomedical Research Centre.

Clinical Interests

Ear, nose and throat
Hearing loss

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Qualification and professional memberships

FRCS (ORL-HNS) / UK / 2009
Intercollegiate Specialty Board

MRCS / UK / 2002
Royal College of Surgeons

D.Phil / University of Oxford / 2001
Doctor of Philiosophy

MBBS / University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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Current NHS posts

Nottingham University Hopitals

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Personal Profile

I live in a small village in Leicestershire. I am married with three girls and my hobbies include running, skiing, bee keeping and walking my two Golden Retrievers.

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Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Nottingham Hospital 0115 937 7735