Mr Brian Bingham

President, ENT UK, Glasgow, Scotland

Brian trained in Dundee, Bristol & Toronto and has been a consultant for 25 years in Glasgow, Scotland.  He co-founded the Scottish Sinus Surgery Course with his New Zealand friend Paul White and organised the national tonsil audit.

Brian is the immediate past chair of the Intercollegiate FRCS Examination in Otolaryngology.  As ENT UK President, departmental standards, consultant education, ENT surgeon revalidation, how to stay emergency safe and a national epistaxis audit are his principle undertakings.  Brian has a Glasgow rugby season ticket and plays on the Seniors (over 55) amateur golf circuit.

Tips from 25 years as an ENT Consultant

This lecture outlines my experience as an ENT consultant, (both public & private) a post-graduate educator, a FRCS ORL examination board chairman and now as an ENT politician. Common pitfalls and how to avoid them, at all stages of the ENT career, will be the emphasis.

Standards in Otolaryngology

This presentation will discuss the various components that are required to produce a high quality Otolaryngology ENT surgeon and a high quality ENT service. There will be consideration of: undergraduate education, national trainee selection, content & structure of training programmes, the place and nature of College examinations, post graduate education, supportive tools for consultants, revalidation and appraisal, departmental standards, national standards.

Decision making in Epistaxis

This is an interactive lecture. A number of clinical cases and situations are used to explore the knowledge, practice and decision making of the audience in the management of a patient with a nosebleed.