Ear, nose, and throat (ENT)

Our Ear, Nose and Throat (or ENT) service looks after you if you have one of a number of conditions affecting your head and neck.

Location: Central Middlesex, Ealing and Northwick Park Hospitals
Division: Surgery
General manager: Raheela Ajmal-Ali

About our ENT service

Our Ear, Nose and Throat (or ENT) service looks after you if you have one of a number of conditions affecting your head and neck.

We provide:

  • full diagnostic and outpatient services, at Central Middlesex, Ealing and Northwick Park Hospitals
  • day surgery, at Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals
  • short stay surgery,  at Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals
  • complex surgery, at Northwick Park Hospital.

Conditions cared for by our ENT team

Head and neck cancer
We provide a first class service for you if you have head and neck cancer, including providing endocrine surgery. Our consultant surgeons work closely with our wider team to discuss your diagnosis and agree the best way to treat you.

Head and neck diseases
We care for you if you have one of various head and neck conditions involving:

  • your nose
  • the space in your mouth behind your gums and teeth (known as the oral cavity)
  • the space between your nose and mouth (known as the pharynx)
  • your voice box (known as the larynx).

We also treat:

  • thyroid disease
  • salivary gland disease
  • skin cancers involving the ears, nose and lips

Our team work closely with our colleagues in oncology and speech and language therapy, as well as with dieticians and maxillo-facial surgeons to provide you with high quality care.

Nose and sinus diseases 
We offer both medical and surgical treatments for diseases affecting the nasal cavity and external nose, such as:

  • congenital and acquired nasal deformity
  • chronic and acute rhinosinusitis
  • nasal allergy. 

Ear diseases 
We perform advanced middle ear surgical procedures. Our fully equipped audiology department provide both standard and digital hearing aids.

ENT services for children
For children, we can provide a comprehensive range of diagnostics for conditions such as

  • glue ear
  • recurrent tonsillitis
  • ENT infections
  • investigation of hearing loss.

We also perform all general paediatric ENT surgery, with the exception of:

  • surgery for children under the age of two
  • complex craniofacial disorders
  • genetic conditions with complex pathophysiology.

Ear care (aural care) clinic
We hold aural care clinics led by our specialist nursee at Northwick Park and Central Middlesex Hospitals. We look after variety of ear conditions such as:

  • ear infections (recurrent otitis external)
  • difficult ear wax removals
  • mastoidectomy cavity care.

Our ENT services include:

  • acoustic neuroma
  • adenoids and adenoidectomy
  • Bell’s palsy
  • catarrh
  • cavernous sinus thrombosis
  • craniosynostosis
  • ear infection
  • glue ear
  • hay fever
  • hearing and vision tests for children 
  • hearing impairment 
  • labyrinthitis
  • laryngitis
  • Meniere’s disease
  • nosebleed
  • otitis externa
  • otitis media
  • perforated eardrum
  • polyps nose
  • quinsy 
  • sinusitis
  • sleep apnoea
  • snoring
  • tinnitus
  • tonsillitis. 

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) referrals

GP and consultant referrals should be sent to our service using the NHS e-Referrals System (e-RS).

Urgent care

We run an ENT urgent care clinic at Northwick Park Hospital. GPs can contact our on-call ENT doctors on bleep 2205 to make an urgent referral to this clinic.