The Team

Mr Philip J Robinson
Consultant ENT Surgeon


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Beverley Bloor

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Beverley Bloor has worked as Personal assistant and Medical secretary to Mr Robinson for over 20 years. She manages his private practice by liaising with medical and hospital staff, GPs, patients, solicitors and insurance companies.

She is responsible for scheduling the operations, Medicolegal appointments and billing.

Lorna Strydom

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Lorna Strydom provides Medical Secretarial support working for Philip Robinson on a part time basis and also assists with Medicolegal report typing as required.

Sister Lisa Cree

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Lisa Cree is a senior sister at the Spire Bristol hospital and the lead for all Paediatric care at the hospital.

She trained in specialist paediatric nursing at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

Lisa helps to organize the specialist paediatric operating lists that Mr Robinson carries out and supervises the pre- and post-operative care of the children at the hospital.

Dr John Leigh

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Dr John Leigh, Mb ChB FRCA, has been a consultant anaesthetist at Southmead Hospital [subsequently North Bristol NHS Trust] since 1992 and has worked regularly in both NHS and private practice with Mr Robinson since 1994.

Dr Leigh and Mr Robinson trained at Bristol University medical school together prior to undertaking postgraduate training in their respective specialties.

Dr Leigh did initial training in the Southwest, followed by Registrar training in Wessex. He returned to Bristol and the Southwest for senior registrar training and subsequent consultant appointment. Out of programme overseas experience was provided by 18 months as an Attending Anesthesiologist at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, USA, specialising in paediatric anaesthesia.

A strong interest in medical education was built up in this period and was followed by a period as Director of Medical Education at North Bristol and a career long interest in paediatric and adult life support courses. He set up Advanced Paediatric Life Support courses [APLS] in Bristol, in the region, and taught nationally and internationally.

Current practice encompasses a wide range of surgical specialties but mainly focuses on ENT, orthopaedics, general [endocrine] surgery and gynaecology.

Dr Steven Sale

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Dr Steven Sale, MB ChB FRCA, qualified from Bristol University in 1993. After a period in general medicine he took up anaesthesia training in the South West of England. Specialist paediatric anaesthetic training included 18 months on Paediatric and neonatal intensive care units and 2 fellowships in Melbourne, Australia and Christchurch, NZ. He was appointed as a paediatric anaesthetic consultant in North Bristol NHS trust in 2006, and moved to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children in 2008. Research interests include neonatal apnoea and EEG and anaesthesia. He is currently the Clinical Director for Surgical Services at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Theatre Team

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ENT Specialist Theatre Nurses

I work regularly with a very experienced team of operating theatre staff at the Spire Bristol Hospital who are specialized in ENT surgery.

Fiona Watts

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Fiona Watts is a trained Audiologist, Hearing Therapist and licensed Hearing Aid dispenser and has been working as the primary Audiologist at the Spire Bristol Hospital for over 20 years.

She works very closely with Mr Robinson. Fiona carries out hearing tests and provides specialised hearing therapy advice for Mr Robinson’s patients with hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders. In addition she has specialist knowledge on hearing aid fitting.

Fiona began her training as an Audiologist in the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London, qualifying in 1980. She continued her post-graduate education in Houston and Denver (USA).

On returning to the UK Fiona instigated and founded a clinic for patients with Learning Disabilities, offering them a unique and comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative service.

Following this, Fiona worked with Mr Philip Robinson to establish the West of England Cochlear implant programme, based at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.
In 1995 Fiona was involved with creating and lecturing on the Hearing Therapy Diploma at the University of Bristol.

Marianne McEnnery

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Marianne McEnnery, BAA, MPPM, Certificate in Audiology (RHad), is a very experienced Audiologist who assists Mr Robinson by carrying out hearing tests on his patients.

She has worked in both the NHS and private practice for many years. She trained at St Michaels Hospital in Bristol, qualifying in 2000. For many years she worked as a senior audiologist for North Bristol Trust. Together with an ENT consultant she set up the Bone Anchored Hearing aid program for the West of England. She was part of the young adult team seeing patients transferring from the paediatric audiology service to the adult service. She has extensive experience in fitting and assessing patient’s suitability to digital hearing aids within the NHS.

Marianne has worked in private practice since 2002 seeing both adults and children referred to her by ENT consultants for hearing assessments as well as adults referred for tinnitus retraining therapy.

Dr Corinne Dobinson

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Corinne Dobinson, PhD MRCSLT HCPCreg, is a Speech and Language Therapist who assists Mr Robinson with his patients with voice disorders.

Corinne has over 30 years of experience working with adults who have speech, language and voice problems. She worked as a voice specialist for nine years in the NHS and continues to see voice clients in her independent practice.

Corinne is also a certified Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) clinician, a specialist approach to treating voice problems in people who have Parkinson’s disease. Corinne is registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice and the Health and Care Professions Council.