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



Immediate-Past President of the British Rhinological Society

Raj is the Immediate-Past President of the British Rhinological Society. Raj says, "It was an honour and a privilege to represent my national society and to have been voted President, 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, Manchester, UK

Mr Amr Abdel Hamid has been appointed to this position until November 2024. Amr is a post-qualification ENT specialist from Cairo, Egypt. He has a very strong educational background, and is a keen trainer in his own right. He 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, Wythenshawe 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, Middlesbrough

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 Hospital

October 2019 - November 2020 (COVID extension) Miss Caroline Smith, Consultant Rhinologist /Skull base surgeon, Belfast, NI

December 2020 - November 2021 Miss Louise Evans, Consultant ENT Surgeon/Rhinologist, Swansea, Wales

December 2021 - November 2022 Mr Tom Saunders, Consultant Rhinologist/Skull Base Surgeon, Salford Royal Hospital

December 2022 - November 2023 Mr Eugene Omakobia, Consultant ENT Surgeon & Rhinologist, Bradford Royal Infirmary

December 2023 - November 2024 Mr Amr Abdel Hamid




Next Fellow:

The December 2024 to November 2025 fellowship position is soon to be advertised.

The next fellowship position December 2024 to November 2025 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 2025. 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 December 2023 - November 2024 position are now closed. The fellowship was advertised on the NHS Jobs website ( The closing date for applications was May 2023. The post commenced on 1st December 2023 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 December 2024 - November 2025 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:

12th Manchester Sinus, Rhinoplasty and Nasal Plastics Dissection Course

5th - 7th June, 2023

Manchester Surgical Skills & Simulation Centre, University of Manchester

Course Director: Mr RK Bhalla



Upcoming Courses/Meetings:




British Rhinological Society Annual Meeting

May 8-9, 2024

Parkgate hotel, Cardiff

Registration for this meeting will open in due course.



1st Manchester-Midlands Sinus, Rhinoplasty and Nasal Plastics Cadaveric Dissection Course

3rd - 5th June 2024

Postgraduate Centre, Nottingham City Hospital

Course Director: Mr RK Bhalla

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



British Society of Facial Plastics Surgery dissection course

May 28-30, 2024

Postgraduate Centre, Nottingham City Hospital