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Prof Christopher Howard Raine - ENT

Prof Christopher Howard Raine - ENT Consultant in Yorkshire

Based at: Yorkshire Clinic | Get directions | Go to hospital website

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Clinical interests

Extensive experience in allaspects of Otology (ears), reconstructive surgery, ossiculoplastyand stapes surgery. Dealing with chronic ear infections and otitis externa. Outcomesare regularly audited.

Rhinology - nasal conditions range from assessment of thesense of smell, allergy to difficulty breathing. Problems can be related toseptal deviation and the presence of ‘polyps’,  with many years of experience with ‘functionalendoscopic sinus surgery’ - FESS. Rhinoplasty procedures are assessed for patientswith history of traumatic deformity.

Patients with head and neck symptoms are treated. Those diagnosed with cancer are referred to appropriate multidisciplinary teams


Academic background

BSc 1973 Hons in Anatomy

MB BS  Newcastle UponTyne

ChM 1987  Liverpool

I am involved at all levels of teaching at Regional,National and Internationally. Regular teaching of Otological and Sinus surgerywithin our skills laboratory. Also regular faculty in Germany and the USA.

Over 100 peer reviewed papers, Over 300 presentations andkeynote lectures.

In last 5 years 7 book chapters mainly based on the managementof the deaf child and adult and the use of otological implants.

Current active research of NIHR portfolio studies. NATTINA –adult tonsillectomy evaluation. OSTRICH – controlled trial of steroids inchildren with ‘Glue ears’.

VERS – prospective evaluation and indications of Bonebridgeand Middle ear implants. CI COGNITIVE study – UK centre in a multi-countryprospective study of cognitive outcomes with Cochlear Implants in adults over55 years.

Cochlear implant studies include, re-implantation,preservation of hearing, benefits of bilateral implants, children with specialneeds, adults with non-organic hearing loss

Senior intercollegiate examiner since 2002. Exam questionwriter, exam proofing and review of performance.

UK examiner for the European ORL. Question writer andviva-voce 

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England 1980; Master of Surgery - Liverpool 1987; Appointed consultant 1986 to Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Hon Senior Reader to Hull and York Medical School HYMS; Senior Lecturer University of Leeds; Honorary Professor Bradford University.


Professional Memberships

Fellow Royal College of Surgeons

Royal Society of Medicine


British Society of Otology

British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngology

European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

British Rhinological Society

British Medical Association

Expert Witness Institute

Clinical Reference Group – NHS England

Medical Defence Union


NHS base

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Clinic Times

Monday 8.30am-12.30pm, Monday 6pm - 8pm, Thursday 8.30 - 12.30pm and Saturday mornings by appointment

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01274 033 030