Mr Peter J Robb

Ear, nose and throat surgery


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Last updated: 1 May 2020

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About me

Peter Robb is a consultant ENT surgeon and Past-President of the British Association for Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology. (BAPO) He was Chairman of Council and President of the Royal Society of Medicine, (RSM) in 2012-13, Section of Laryngology and Rhinology. He was also a member the RSM Academic Board.

He was appointed to Epsom Healthcare NHS Trust in 1991, and was subsequently clinical director of surgery. He is a past chairman of the senior medical staff committee at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. Mr Robb is immediate past-chairman of the Trust Paediatric Surgery Committee.

At the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, Mr Robb worked in Professor Charles Cummings’ department and was clinical research fellow in Professor Bob Rubel’s hearing research laboratories. He completed a research project on afferent influences and the developing brainstem auditory pathway. Mr Robb was later clinical fellow in paediatric laryngology with Professor Bruce Benjamin at the Children’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

In December 2011, Mr Robb completed an extended term as Chairman of the Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Otolaryngology, member of the Joint Committee for Intercollegiate Examinations, Specialist Advisory Committee in Otolaryngology and examiner for the Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Otolaryngology Fellowship examination. He is a past member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and was an external examiner for Middlesex University.

Mr Robb was a consultant clinical advisor in ENT to the NHS Modernisation Agency and national link for day-case paediatric ENT surgery. In 2007, he was seconded to the Department of Health White Paper working party, “Delivering Healthcare Closer to Home”.

Until 2011, Mr Robb was chairman of one of the four Guidelines Review Panels at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). He was until recently a professional specialist clinical assessor in ENT for the NHS National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) at the National Patient Safety Agency, and one of two National Specialist Advisors in paediatric otolaryngology to NCEPOD. Recently, a DH specialty advisor for the Atlas of Variation and author for NHS Clinical Information, he was also a member of the DH HRG Expert Working Group.

Until 2014, Mr Robb was one of two UK representatives on the UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists) for Otolaryngology (ENT).

Publications, numbering over eighty, with book chapters reflects the author’s interest in paediatric otorhinolaryngology. Peter Robb has co-authored a textbook, ENT in Primary Care, and contributed to Scott-Brown’s Otolaryngology, the prize-winning premier postgraduate ENT textbook.

Areas of interest

Paediatric ENT
Childrens ENT
Glue ear
Nasal allergy
Hearing loss - children and adults;
Otitis media with effusion (glue ear);
Tonsils and adenoids;
Allergy of the nose;

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