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Ear, Nose and Throat

Bedford Hospital

The ENT department at Bedford Hospital provides a comprehensive range of ENT services for patients presenting with Ear, Nose and Throat problems. With a department headed by four consultants each with a broad interest in ENT as well as sub-specialising in a particular element, the team also consists  of  Registrars, SHO’s, a MacMillan clinical nurse specialist and an experienced ENT nursing team  all supported by visiting speech therapists, hearing therapists and dieticians. The work of the ENT department is further enhanced by an excellent audiology service located on the same floor.

ENT at Bedford also provides specialist clinics for Neck Lump assessments, Voice problems and  Complex Nose problems as well as Cancer Follow-up clinics that are supported by a visiting Head & Neck surgeon from the Luton and Dunstable team of the hospital trust. The department also maintains a working link with the ENT department at Addenbrookes Hospital.

The four consultants are usually available to discuss problem cases over the telephone. There are usually three SHOs  and two registrars, one of whom is always available on call. The duty SHO can be contacted via the hospital bleep system.

For non-urgent guidance and advice during office hours, please contact us on 01234 730495  (Nurse specialist, ENT).

Contact Us
Tel: 01234 355122 (ext. 2632)
Fax: 01234 792621


Mr Nicholas Clifton ENT Consultant
Mr Timothy Hoare Consultant ENT Surgeon
Mr Suresh Patel Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant
Mr Mamun Rashid Consultant ENT & Head & Neck Surgeon
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

From Tuesday 4 May 2021, all ENT outpatient appointments at the L&D will be located in Zone B. Further information can be found here.

The L&D has a team of highly qualified specialist Consultants dealing with all aspects of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) from minor procedures, such as putting in grommets to complex head and neck surgery.

They are supported by specialist nurses and healthcare professionals, all focused on ensuring that our patients have the best possible treatment and experience.

The ENT team provides both routine and specialist clinics including some nurse clinics. There is also a ‘one-stop’ clinic for diagnosis, which gives our patients the convenience of having all tests carried out in one visit.

Useful Numbers:
ENT Adult Services 01582 718396 / 718078 / 497457 / 497102
ENT Children’s Services 01582 497102 / 718078 / 497457
Head and Neck Cancer Services 01582 718038
Audiology 01582 497154


Mr Nicholas Clifton ENT Consultant
Mr Andrew Dias ENT Consultant
Mr Prasad Kothari ENT Consultant
Mrs Jaswindwer Panesar Consultant/ ENT Surgery
Dr Pranay Singh Clinical Director and ENT Consultant
Mr Rishi Talwar Consultant Adult and Paediatric ENT Surgeon