Today is the Autumn Equinox: the days are getting shorter and the nights are drawing in. Viral infections such as coughs and colds are more common during the chillier months. Viral infections can develop into throat infections where the throat becomes sore and inflamed. Mostly these settle after a few days using over-the-counter medication to […]

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Hearing Loss can lead to a feeling of isolation, loneliness and depression. It can also increase the risk of Dementia by up to 5 times. However, wearing a hearing aid can help to significantly reduce these risks. Many more people with Hearing Loss could benefit from having a hearing aid fitted. Research suggests that people […]

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Regular snoring can significantly affect your quality of life (and your partner’s).  It can lead to tiredness during the day, difficulty concentrating, headaches and a sore throat when you wake up. It can put significant strain on your relationship with your partner as you both struggle to get a good night’s sleep. Seeing a specialist […]

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Paul Kirkland is happy to see patients with a GP referral. This will save precious time as you won’t need to make an appointment to see your GP first. With many local GP surgeries over-stretched, it’s often difficult to get an appointment to see your doctor when you need to. Therefore, you will see a […]

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11th July 2019

Mole Check

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world.  You are far more at risk during the summer as it’s caused by UV radiation affecting skin cells.  The most common sign of skin cancer is a new mole or a mole that has changed its shape or colour recently.  If […]

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Patient information is the key to providing a high quality healthcare service. At The ENT Clinic, we strive to provide as much information for our patients as possible. That’s why we have information about all the conditions we treat on our website. We also have information about what to expect if you have been booked […]

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BMI are closing The Esperance Hospital in Eastbourne at the beginning of July. I am no longer able to see private patients there. I would like to reassure my patients, however, that I will continue to see Ear, Nose & Throat private patients in Eastbourne. This includes patients with Thyroid and Parathyroid disorders, patients with […]

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BBC News recently reported on an article published in The British Journal of General Practice. In the paper the authors claim that the majority of tonsillectomies are unnecessary. ENT UK, which represents ENT surgeons, said the profession adheres to national guidelines when deciding which patients should undergo surgery. Reasons for surgery not only include recurrent […]

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Paul has recently attended an International Coblation course. He will be introducing Coblation technology into his practice, in particular when performing nasal surgery and Tonsillectomies. This technique reduces post-operative bleeding and pain; and speeds up recovery time. Coblation technology uses radio frequency energy and saline to create a plasma field. This enables the procedure 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.