Mr Jonathan Hobson

Consultant ENT/Head & Neck Surgeon

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Jonathan Hobson


Medico-Legal experience

Mr Hobson has attended several medico-legal expert witness training courses since he began preparing medico-legal reports for the Court in 2013. He has a full medico-legal practice advising both claimant and defendant law firms in personal injury, clinical negligence and industrial disease cases. His claimant / defendant ratio split is approximately 70 / 10; 20% of his work is on a joint instruction basis. He holds weekly medico- legal clinics in Manchester but is happy to conduct home and prison visits. He can usually turnaround reports within 6-8weeks, sooner if required.

Clinical Practice & Experience

Mr Hobson is a Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)/Head & Neck Surgeon at the Wythenshawe Hospital; part of the University of Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. He is the Lead Thyroid Surgeon at the hospital, performing over 40 thyroidectomy operations per year and is a core member of the Manchester Thyroid Cancer Multidisciplinary Team. He is also the Clinical Director for Specialist Surgery at the hospital; this comprises of plastic surgery & burns, trauma & orthopaedic surgery and ENT & maxillofacial surgery. The Directorate has a full-time equivalent head count of over 300 people, and a turnover in excess of £30m per annum.

Clinical Interests

Mr Hobson treats problems with hearing and deafness, otitis media with effusion, age related hearing loss, tinnitus and eustachian tube dysfunction, dizziness and vertigo, ear infections, perforated ear drum and cholesteatoma, protruding ears, sinus infection and rhino-sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, nasal injuries, nasal polyps, tumours of the nose, nasal obstruction, disorders of the sense of smell, adenoid problems, tonsillitis, hoarseness and laryngitis, swallowing problems, upper airway breathing problems, snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea, cancer affecting the thyroid as well as thyroid and parathyroid problems in general.

Research Interests

Mr Hobson's research interests include simulation and training, medical education, outcomes of surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea and thyroid surgery. He has been a reviewer for several specialist peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy and Clinical Otolaryngology.

Summary of Publications

Mr Hobson has published 25 original articles in peer-reviewed journals, three review articles in peer-reviewed journals, 10 commissioned articles and several case reports in peer-reviewed journals. He has been a reviewer for several specialist peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy and Clinical Otolaryngology. He has given 39 national and international presentations to specialist societies between 1997 and 2018.

Teaching & Training

Mr Hobson is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and has been invited to lecture both nationally and internationally on topics related to his research interests: thyroid surgery, obstructive sleep apnoea, simulation and training and medical education in general.

Prizes and Awards

Memberships of Professional Bodies & Learned Societies

The British Association of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT UK)

The British Rhinology Society (BRS)

The British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists (BAHNO)

The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI)

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

Case Manager

Anthony Evans

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