Caring for the health of your nose and sinuses
Caring for the health of your nose and sinuses



Next President of the British Rhinological Society (announced July 2020)

We are delighted to inform you that Raj has been voted by the membership to be the next President of the British Rhinological Society. He will be President-Elect until the next annual meeting in Sheffield in May 2021, after which he will take up the reins fully. Raj says, "It is an honour and a privilege to represent my national society and to have been given this accolade by my colleagues from around the United Kingdom. I am absolutely delighted."


Advanced Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellowship

Miss Caroline Smith has been appointed to this position until October 2020. Caroline is a post-qualification ENT specialist from Belfast, NI. She has a very strong educational background, and is a keen trainer in her own right. She has expressed an interest in developing a sub-specialist interest in advanced rhinology and reconstructive nasal plastic surgery.


Previous Fellows:

December 2011 - September 2012 Miss Sadie Khwaja; Consultant ENT Surgeon & Rhinologist, Stepping Hill Hospital

September 2012 - February 2013 Dr Anders Bilde; Associate Professor, Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital), Copenhagen, Denmark

February 2013 - September 2013 Dr Ofer Gluck; Associate Professor, Soroka University Medical Centre, Be'er Sheva, Israel

October 2013 - September 2014 Dr Luke Reid; Consultant Rhinologist, Melbourne, Australia

October 2014 - September 2015 Mr David Whitehead; Consultant ENT Surgeon and Rhinologist, Southampton

October 2015 - September 2016 Dr Rebecca Field; Consultant Rhinologist, Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand

October 2016 - September 2017 Mr Baskaran Ranganathan, Consultant Rhinologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary

October 2017 - September 2018 Miss Rebecca Dawson, Consultant Rhinologist, Leeds Royal Infirmary

October 2018 - September 2019 Miss Daniela Bondin, Consultant ENT Surgeon/Rhinologist, Tameside General HospitalS

October 2019 - September 2020 Miss Caroline Smith




Next Fellow:

The October 2020 to September 2021 fellowship position has been awarded to Miss Louise Evans from Swansea, Wales.

The next fellowship position October 2021 to September 2022 will be advertised on NHS Jobs in due course. More details will follow shortly. I am already receiving great interest in our fellowship post from the UK and further afield up to and including 2023. I strongly encourage you to strengthen your curriculum vitae in the relevant areas, academic and clinical experience, and to plan well in advance if you are considering applying for our fellowship.

Applications for the October 2020 - September 2021 position are now closed. The fellowship was advertised on the NHS Jobs website ( The closing date for applications was February 2020. The post will commence from 1st October 2020 for a period of 12 months. The post is salaried with a nominal on-call commitment, and includes a budget for study leave. The successful candidate will be expected to help in the organisation of the Manchester Cadaveric Dissection Courses ( and, and to positively contribute to the development of the Manchester Nose & Sinus Centre and its ethos.

More information about the October 2021 - September 2022 fellowship will be advertised on this page in due course. For further details, monitor the website or contact Mr Bhalla's NHS secretary.



Previous Courses:

4th Manchester Comprehensive Skull Base Dissection Course

2nd - 4th December 2019

Manchester Surgical Skills & Simulation Centre, University of Manchester

Course Director, Mr RK Bhalla

Course website and booking information



Upcoming Courses/Meetings:

British Rhinological Society Annual Meeting

May 21st, 2021

Registration for this meeting will open in due course.


11th Manchester Sinus, Rhinoplasty and Nasal Plastics Cadaveric Dissection Course

7th - 10th June 2021 (deferred from June 2020 due to COVID-19)

Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre, University of Manchester

Course Director, Mr RK Bhalla

Bookings for this course are now being taken at nose-manchester


Facial Plastics Society UK ENT Annual Meeting

December 7th 2020

This meeting will be hosted by the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor hotel