Paul Kirkland is pleased to announce that he has recently been accepted as a member of the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES). This will be particularly useful for Paul’s private practice as he will be able to input his endocrine (thyroid and parathyroid) surgery data into the European Endocrine Surgical Quality Registry (Eurocrine). The […]

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This week marks Tinnitus Awareness Week. Tinnitus affects around 6 million people in the UK and for some people it is severe enough to affect their quality of life. Tinnitus affects all age groups including children, but it is more common in people over 65. Tinnitus is the sensation of a ‘ringing’ or ‘buzzing’ noise […]

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patient safety in hospital clinic

Seeing an ENT specialist in a hospital outpatient clinic during the coronavirus pandemic can make a patient feel understandably worried about their safety. We are committed to providing a first-class service to our patients and it’s our job to reassure patients that it is safe to be seen by Mr Kirkland. We understand that patients […]

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We are pleased to offer a new ear de-wax clinic at the Spire Sussex Hospital, Hastings.  As many of the local GP surgeries have recently stopped offering this service, you will now be able to have ear microsuction in the safe, clean and COVID-secure environment of the Spire Sussex Hospital. Ear wax removal by microsuction […]

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As we have previously posted:   (https://www.theentclinic.co.uk/2020/04/02/covid-19-symptoms-loss-of-sense-of-smell-and-taste/), the loss of smell and taste has been added to the UK’s official list of COVID-19 symptoms along with a fever and a persistent cough.  A fever is easy to test for, but how do you test for loss of smell? Research has discovered that a sudden and […]

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Are you spending more time on work calls or listening to music through in-ear headphones? If so, you could be causing damage to your ears. Earphones carry dirt and bacteria which transfer directly to your ears. You may suffer an allergic reaction or develop a rash or infection. A build-up of ear wax is also […]

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As the lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease, we are now able to perform outpatient procedures within clinic appointments. We take patient safety extremely seriously and fully comply with the current government guidelines regarding safety for patients. Please read the safety guidelines below for patients who book a face to face appointment with us. We […]

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The stress of living under lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our usual sleep patterns, the National Sleep Foundation has reported. Are you sleepy during the day, and unable to sleep or are wakeful during the night? This could just be due to the stress that lockdown is causing  – or it could be […]

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Spending time outdoors is so important for our health and mental wellbeing.  Whilst some of us are unable to spend time outdoors during the COVID-19 lockdown, many of us are in fact spending more time outside, taking exercise, in gardens or on balconies. Did you know that a sunny day in winter or spring can […]

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With the hay fever season well under way, symptoms are now affecting those of us who suffer from it. During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s important to bear in mind that if you have a cough or itchy throat, it could be down to pollen and not coronavirus. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to […]

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Coronavirus update:

Mr Kirkland offers both video and face to face consultations for his patients. If you are elderly, vulnerable or shielding, a video consultation in the first instance can be beneficial. Quite often, we are able to instigate treatment or investigations following video consultation. If you are happy to be seen in a face to face consultation, we follow strict hospital guidelines regarding COVID-19 to prioritise patient and staff safety.