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Last updated: 29 Apr 2020
I was appointed as an academic surgeon to the University of East Anglia in 2010, funded in part by the Anthony Long Trust. As Professor of Rhinology and Olfactology at UEA, I am involved in a number of research projects including leading a national study to understand risk factors that contribute to chronic sinusitis. Other research roles include being ENT Lead for the Eastern Local Clinical Research Network and Chair of the British Rhinological Society Research Group where I have helped to shape the national research priorities for nose and sinuses diseases. I am the president of the British Otorhinolaryngology & Allied Sciences Research Society.
I am a graduate of Leicester University Medical School and completed my basic surgical training in the University Hospitals of Leicester before undertaking a period of research into developing apparatus for testing the sense of smell, which culminated in my MD Thesis. My specialist training was completed in East Anglia, during which time I spent a year at the St Paul’s Sinus Centre in Vancouver, Canada learning advanced skills in endoscopic sinus surgery for inflammatory diseases of the nose and sinuses as well as tumours of the sinuses and anterior skull base. My main clinical interests include the medical and surgical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis, allergic fungal rhinosinusitis and other sino-nasal disorders. I established the first dedicated ENT image guided sinus surgery facility in East Anglia and now run a regular sinus surgery course at UEA.
I have also spent time at the Dresden University Smell & Taste Clinic learning techniques for assessing and researching the sense of smell and am now the Director of the first British Smell & Taste Clinic and receive referrals from around the UK. This provides the opportunity to research the impact of olfactory disorders on sufferers and I am currently running a trial for a potential new treatment for a reduced sense of smell. Furthermore I have helped advise on the establishment of a patient support charity, Fifth Sense, which now has some 3000 members around the UK.
Areas of interest
Advanced Sinus procedures incl. image guided endoscopic sinus surgery - all sinuses - frontal, sphenoid, ethmoid and maxillary; endoscopic endonasal surgery for watery eyes (DCR), brain fluid leaks (CSF leak repairs) and thyroid eye disease (orbital decompression); balloon sinuplasty, Smell & Taste Disorders; Allergies; Rhinology (nasal disorders); Paediatric otolaryngology; Facial pain; Nosebleeds; Voice disorders; Laryngology; Throat disorders
- Danielle Spauls
- Spire Norwich Hospital Watton Road NORWICH NR4 7TD
- 01603 255528
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Pieter A Bothma Not Fee Assured
- Dr Timothy Leary Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon, James Paget University Hospital
Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Professor of Rhinology and Olfactology at University of East Anglia
Understanding and treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis
Impact and treatment of olfactory disorders
Mr Philpott is married with 3 children; his wife is a General Practitioner in Norfolk. His interests include foreign travel, tennis, golf and skiing, the latter having benefitted greatly from a year living in Canada – the Whistler Bowl is a must for any hardened skier! A love of Formula One, European history and developing his culinary skills help occupy some spare time too.
UEA Public Engagement Award 2016
Ellison Cliffe Lecture on Smell & Taste 2016
Recipient of the British Rhinological Society, Karl Storz, Elison-Cliffe and Lionel Colledge Travelling Fellowships
3rd place Trainee of the Year Award, Royal Society of Medicine, 2009
(Additional) Languages spoken
Validation of the olfactory disorders questionnaire for English‐speaking patients with olfactory disorders. / Langstaff, Lorna; Pradhan, Nisha; Clark, Allan; Boak, Duncan; Salam, Mahmoud; Hummel, Thomas; Philpott, Carl.
In: Clinical Otolaryngology, Vol. 44, No. 5, 09.2019, p. 715-728.
What is the most appropriate treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis? / Walker, Abigail; Philpott, Carl; Hopkins, Claire.
In: Postgraduate Medical Journal, Vol. 95, No. 1127, 09.2019, p. 493-496.
Antibiotic Usage in Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Analysis of National Primary Care Electronic Health Records. / Hopkins, Claire; Williamson, Elizabeth ; Morris, Steve; Clarke, Caroline S.; Thomas, Mike; Evans, Hannah; Little, Paul; Lund, Valerie J. ; Blackshaw, Helen; Schilder, Anne; Philpott, Carl; Carpenter, James; Denaxas, Spiros.
In: Rhinology, Vol. 57, 12.07.2019.
Optimising trial outcomes and patient retention for the MACRO trial for chronic rhinosinusitis. / Ta, Ngan; Hopkins, Claire; Vennik, Jane; Philpott, Carl.
In: Rhinology, 17.06.2019.
Clarithromycin and endoscopic sinus surgery for adults with chronic rhinosinusitis with and without nasal polyps : Study protocol for the MACRO randomised controlled trial. / MACRO programme team ; Philpott, Carl; Le Conte, Steffi; Beard, David; Cook, Jonathan; Sones, William ; Morris, Steve; Clarke, Caroline S.; Thomas, Mike; Little, Paul; Vennik, Jane; Lund, Valerie; Blackshaw, Helen; Schilder, Anne; Durham, Stephen; Denaxas, Spiros; Carpenter, James; Boardman, James ; Hopkins, Claire.
In: Trials, Vol. 20, 246, 29.04.2019.
Philpott CM, Erskine S, Hopkins C, Kumar N, Anari S, Kara N et al. Prevalence of asthma, aspirin sensitivity and allergy in chronic rhinosinusitis: data from the UK National Chronic Rhinosinusitis Epidemiology Study. Respiratory Research. 2018 Jun 27;19(1). Available from, DOI: 10.1186/s12931-018-0823-y
A Randomised Controlled Trial of Sodium Citrate Spray for Non-Conductive Olfactory Disorders
Philpott, C., Erskine, S., Clark, A., Leeper, A., Salam, M., Sharma, R., Murty, G. & Hummel, T. Dec 2017 In : Clinical Otolaryngology. 42, 6, p. 1295–1302 8 p.
Position Paper on Olfactory Dysfunction
Hummel, T. , C., Philpott, et al A. 17 Jun 2017 In : Rhinology.
Courses offered to GPs
Management of Sinonasal Disorders in the 21st Century
Smell and Taste Disorders
ENT Red Flags
Last 4 years
Readmission rate 0.75%
Post-operative infection rate 0.5%
Mortality rate 0%
Morbidity rate 1%
Surgical revision rate 1.4%
Outcome measures (Sino-nasal outcome test 22) - mean scores pre-op = 47/110 and mean post-op scores = 23/110.
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery University of Leicester 1998
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Royal College of Surgeons of England 2007
- Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Fellowship St Paul's Sinus Centre, Vancouver 2009
Reference number 4510862
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- British Rhinological Society Council Member British Rhinological Society 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- Otorhinolaryngology, 2010
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Otorhinolaryngologist/Head & Neck Surgeons (ENT UK - Honorary Secretary)
British Rhinological Society (Member of Council)
British Medical Association
British Academic Otorhinolaryngology & Allied Sciences Research Society
European Chemosensory Research Organisation
UK Semiochemistry Network
Trustee of charity Fifth Sense
- Spire Norwich Hospital Watton Road NORWICH...
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 01603 255517
- Spire Norwich Hospital Watton Road NORWICH...
- 13:30 - 17:00
- 01603 255517
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
01493 452452 - switchboard - ask for Mr Philpott