Miss Victoria Alexander
Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon and Otorhinolaryngologist
Bsc, MBChB, MRCS, Msc, FRSC in Otorhinolaryngology
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I have been a Consultant ENT Surgeon, specialising in ear disease and balance disorders, based in London and Surrey for two and half years. My NHS practice is based at St George's University Hospital in London and at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals in Sutton and Surrey. I qualified from Bristol University in 2008 and I also hold a Bsc in Neuroscience, a Masters in Surgical Science and Practice from Oxford University completed in 2019. I trained in several hospitals across Kent, Surrey and Sussex which included working at Guys and St Thomas' Hospital in London and specialist paediatric training at Brighton University Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
I specialise in ear surgery and hearing restorative surgery but I also still have a thriving general ENT practice in Adult and Paediatric ENT surgery in NHS and privately.
To date I have completed hundreds of adult and paediatric tonsillectomies, grommet insertions and adenoidectomies. I also offer intracapsular coblation tonsillectomy to children and adults. I have completed over 100 myringoplasties/tympanoplasties (surgery to repair a hole in the ear drum) and 80 mastoid ear surgeries. I have been a surgeon in ENT for over 11 years.
In addition to my clinical responsibilities I am passionate about improving healthcare which is why I co-founded the development of the Tympa Heath Hearing screen pilot that started in September 2022, which received funding to improve ear wax removal and basic hearing assessments across three NHS South West London boroughs and we have now seen almost 4,000 patients through this pilot. I am responsible for recruitment of junior doctors, oversee their rota at St Georges Hospital. I also provide pastoral and educational support to two trainees at St George's and I am a clinical supervisor for a specialist associate doctor in ENT at Epsom and St Helier Hospital. Additionally, I am now involved in trying to set up same day emergency care treatment for tonsillitis treatment at St George's Hospital.
I have varied research interests and I am currently the Principals Investigator at St George's for a National Study looking at improving outcome in Necrotising Otitis Externa, which is a life threatening ear infection.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Victoria Alexander at Spire include:
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
Paediatrics - ENT
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Bsc in Neuroscience / Bristol University / 2005
A Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience
Took time out of medical degree to study a pure science degree. Learning how to analyse evidence and about different types of memory.
FRCS ORL / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2018
Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons
Exit examinations required for ENT doctors to transition from training to independent consultant practice in the UK
MBChB / Bristol University / 2008
The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Degree given to doctors when they pass their final medical exams and become qualified as a Doctor in the UK
MRCS ENT / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2011
Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons ENT
Entry level surgical exams to become a member of the college required to begin specialist training
MSc / University of Oxford / 2018
Masters in Science and Surgical Practice
The Msc was a modular two year course that I completed during my specialist training in ENT. The Masters covered several areas vital to understand the different elements consultants in the UK will have to navigate during their careers: management skills, quality improvement, leadership, teamwork and patient safety, development and implementation of new technologies, the principles of medical education and clinical research methods.
Co-Clinical Lead for the Tympa Health Hearing Pilot in South West London
Clinical Lead for ENT Junior Doctors at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Education Supervisor at St Georges Hospital and at Epsom and St Helier Hospital
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals, St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Outside of work I enjoy spending my time travelling across the UK, walking across coastal paths in Cornwall every Winter and retreating up to Yorkshire in the Summer with my dog and partner. I also run and yearly attempt a half marathon to keep myself motivated.