Claire Hopkins


ENT consultant


Claire Hopkins has a strong clinical and research training in all aspects of rhinology. She sees patients for any rhinological complaint from both the local community and tertiary referrals.

Claire provides a comprehensive service, including anterior skull base surgery in conjunction with the neurosurgical department at King’s College Hospital.

Education and training

  • Undergraduate training, Oxford University
  • Higher surgical training in ENT on South Thames rotation
  • Research fellowship in the clinical effectiveness unit, Royal College of Surgeons
  • Rhinology fellowship, Guy’s Hospital

Research interests

Doctorate of medicine thesis written on 'Outcome variation following sinonasal surgery'.

Current research projects include:

  • trials for medical and surgical treatment of acute and chronic rhinosinusitis
  • applications of patient-rated outcome measures in ENT surgery.


  • Martin Wronker Prize for Medicine, Oxford University
  • Hobson memorial clinical scholarship
  • Hiscox trainee of the year award
  • RSM laryngology and rhinology research prize
  • Cochrane collaboration / clinical otolaryngology prize


EPOS 2012: European position paper on rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps, The National Comparative Audit of England and Wales for Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyposis

Last updated: April 2022

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