Professor Claire Hopkins

Ear, nose and throat surgery

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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

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About me

Claire Hopkins in a Consultant ENT Surgeon and Professor of Rhinology (diseases of the nose and sinuses). She manages all conditions relating to the nose, including inflammatory (e.g. sinusitis and rhinitis, or hayfever), structural problems (deviated septum or nasal deformity), cosmetic rhinoplasty, anterior skull base lesions and sinonasal tumours. After graduating from Oxford University Medical School with a First Class Degree in Physiology and Distinctions in Medicine, she undertook specialist ENT training in London. She undertook a Fellowship in Advanced Rhinology at Guy's and St Thomas', where she was appointed as an NHS Consultant.
She has an extensive research portfolio, and was recently appointed as a Professor of Rhinology at King's College, London. Claire lectures nationally and internationally, and teaches on the faculty of sinus surgery, anterior skull base and many other courses.
She is the President of the British Rhinological Society, and on the Council of the European Rhinologic Society, and the Rhinology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. She represents ENT-UK on a patient safety panel at the Royal College of Surgeons, and Chaired the UK Commissioning Guidance Group for Sinusitis. She has written international guidelines on the management of sinusitis and nasal polyps.
Claire has been awarded a National Clinical Excellence Award in recognition of her contribution to NHS work
Claire recently identified the link between COVID-19 and anosmia and have been developing patient support and treatment guidance for patients who have lost their sense of smell during the pandemic

Areas of interest

Rhinology (nasal disorders); Medical management of acute and chronic sinusitis including nasal polyps; Sinus procedures incl. endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty,
Inflammatory conditions of the nose (GPA and eGPA)
Loss of smell / anosmia
Management of nasal obstruction and deformity including Rhinoplasty / nose surgery and septal surgery; turbinoplasty, septal perforation
Rhinitis and nasal allergy;
Anterior skull base surgery; sinonasal tumours
Management of nasal trauma
Epistaxis (nose bleeds)
General ENT; tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy

Medical secretaries

Anaesthetists worked with

  • Professor Claire Hopkins has worked with Dr Vedahari Ponnaiah at the following hospitals:

    • London Bridge Hospital (5-50)
  • Professor Claire Hopkins has worked with Dr Charles Thoburn at the following hospitals:

    • London Bridge Hospital (1-5)
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Procedures completed

  • E1780

    Diagnostic endoscopy of sinus and bilateral (as sole procedure) - (>50)

    London Bridge Hospital (>50)

  • E2501

    Fibre optic examination of the pharynx +/- biopsy/removal of foreign body - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50)

  • E0360

    Septoplasty of nose (including attention to turbinates) - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50)

  • E1480

    Endoscopic exploration frontal sinus beyond frontoethmoid recess and bilateral - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50)

  • D0702

    Aural toilet (including microsuction and/or suction of exteriorised mastoid cavity) including bilateral - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50)

  • E0420

    Reduction turbinates of nose (trim, radical excision) - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50)

  • E1432

    FESS: excision uncinate process and anterior ethmoid bulla, antrostomy/antral puncture, simple polypectomy and attention to turbinates (bilateral) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • E0230

    Septorhinoplasty including graft/implant following trauma or excision of tumour (including attention to turbinates) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • E0340

    Closure of perforation of septum of nose - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • E1500

    Operation(s) on sphenoid sinus (including endoscopic) and bilateral - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • E0850

    Removal of foreign body from cavity of nose - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • F3440

    Tonsillectomy - adult (and bilateral) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • E0380

    Nasal septum cauterisation (and bilateral) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • E1470

    Median drainage of frontal sinus (modified Lothrop procedure) and bilateral - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • D2240

    Balloon Dilation of the Eustachian Tube - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • F3480

    Adenotonsillectomy (and bilateral) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • 20150

    Patch testing (inclusive of application, reading and reporting) - (1-5)

  • E0440

    Division of adhesions of turbinate of nose (and bilateral) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

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