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Last updated: 4 May 2020
Mr James Rainsbury graduated from University of Nottingham Medical School and completed his ENT higher surgical training on the West Midlands training programme including Paediatric ENT surgery at Birmingham Childrens' Hospital.
James is a consultant ENT surgeon at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth treating all aspects of general and paediatric ENT conditions and has specialist interests in paediatric ENT, disorders of the ear and Eustachian tube. He gained fellowship sub-specialty training in Otology at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
He was awarded the Intercollegiate Gold Medal for ranking 1st in that sitting of the FRCS ORL-HNS final consultant examination. He was also voted South West ENT consultant trainer of the year in 2017. His international training has also taken him to the Causse Ear Clinic, Beziers, France, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and the IWK paediatric hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and presented his work internationally.
In addition to his clinical work he is currently Training Programme Director for Peninsula ENT trainees.
Areas of interest
Adult ENT; Paediatric ENT; Hearing loss; Sinusitis; Tinnitus; Balance; Ear pain; Ear ache; Blocked Ears; Tonsillitis; Tonsillectomy; Adenoidectomy; Deafness; Ear discharge; Ear infection; Ear wax; Otitis externa; Glue ear; Ear drum perforation; Grommets; Eustachian tube; Dilation of the Eustachian tube; balloon Eustachian tuboplasty; Ossiculoplasty; exostoses (surfer's ear); Facial palsy; Tinnitus; Pulsatile tinnitus; Vertigo; Dizziness and balance; Menieres disease; BPPV; Labyrinthitis; Cholesteatoma; obstructive sleep apnoea in children; children's airway problems; laryngomalacia (floppy larynx); subglottic stenosis; laryngeal papillomas; drooling; Rhinology (nasal disorders); Blocked nose; Post-nasal drip; Nosebleeds; Nasal allergies; Rhinitis; Nasal polyps; Nasal blockage; Loss of smell; Snoring; Sleep apnoea; Sinus surgery; Nasal polypectomy; Septoplasty; Deviated septum; Neck lumps; Irritation of throat; Diagnostic endoscopy; Persistent cough
- Denise Willson
- Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital Derriford Road Derriford Plymouth PL6 8BG
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Richard Reed Fee Assured
- Mr Antonio Crespo Martin Fee Assured
- Dr Andrew Michael Hutton Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant ENT surgeon (otology and paediatric ENT) & Lead Paedaitric ENT surgeon, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. ENT Training Programme Director, Peninsula Deanery.
General ENT quality improvement
Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty
Eustachian tube dysfunction
FRCS (ORL-HNS) gold medal for 1st place in final consultant exam.
South West consultant trainer of the year 2017
- MSc Univesity of Warwick 2010
- BMBS University of Nottingham 2001
- BMedSci University of Nottingham 1997
- FRCS (ORL-HNS) Royal Collge of Surgeons 2012
- Otology Fellow Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, NS, Canada 2013
- TWJ short otology fellowship Causse Ear Clinic, Beziers, France 2012
Reference number 6028060
Details of entry to specialist register
- Consultant ENT Surgeon, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Otology
British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngology
- Derriford RoadPLYMOUTHPL6 8BG
- 07:30 - 17:00
- 01752 761820
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.