Dear Colleague,


Following the success of 12 courses in Manchester and our first collaborative course in Nottingham in June 2024, it is our pleasure to present the 2nd Manchester-Midlands Sinus, Rhinoplasty and Nasal Plastics Dissection Course to be held in the Postgraduate Centre at Nottingham City Hospital, UK. This 3-day course brings together an excellent faculty, with national and international reputations for their enthusiasm in teaching and education in all aspects of rhinological surgery. 2024′s course was credited with 30 CPD points by ENT UK. This is 3-rhinology-courses-in-1 so represents excellent value-for-money when considering travel and hotel costs.


The course will focus on core aspects of sinus surgery with the use of powered instrumentation and rhinoplastic surgery, including closed and open approaches. There is also an introduction to frontal sinus and sphenoid surgery, and to nasal tip surgery to encourage understanding, learning and development. The Course Directors are keen that their surgical ethos, encapsulating appropriate patient selection and safe surgery, are a constant theme throughout the duration of the course. The high quality instruments are the same as those used by the Course Directors in their day-to-day practices, and are supplied by Karl Storz and Medtronic.


The course is a collaboration between the rhinologists in Manchester and Nottingham and will be held in the Postgraduate Centre at Nottingham City Hospital. The course is aimed at themed-Core Trainees, Specialty Trainees in Otolaryngology from ST3 to ST8, Associate Specialists and Trust Grades, Fellows, and Consultants wishing to develop or consolidate their skills in powered instrumentation and rhinoplastic surgery. For Specialty Trainees there will be the opportunity to address different learning objectives at different stages or training – early years, intermediate and advanced/pre-CCT. 2024′s course attracted 1 Consultant, 13 Specialty Trainees, and 1 Fellow.


Participants will take different things away from the course depending on their stage of training or Consultant seniority. The faculty are excellent at recognising individual learning needs, from basic to more advanced. This is the type of course that might be repeated some two to three times over the course of a training programme and then, every five years or so after achieving Consultant standing to consolidate anatomical knowledge and to update on technical innovations and surgical techniques.


Previous years have attracted delegates from deaneries across the UK and Wales, Europe (Gibraltar, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Italy, and France) and internationally, including Australia, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Sudan, Lebanon, Iceland, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India and Israel. All but one of last year’s participants were UK practitioners.


The course will consist of powerpoint lectures in important subjects related to sinus and rhinoplastic surgery but, will mainly focus on surgical anatomy, demonstrations and techniques. Fresh frozen specimens will be used.


The course fee includes full hands-on dissection with a high ratio of expert faculty, refreshments, hot lunch, and course dinners on Monday and Tuesday. Hotel fee and travel costs are not included. The official course language is English. The number of dissector places is strictly limited to a first-come first-served basis.


Unfortunately, your place can only be confirmed once your payment is received by the Course Administrator. Payments that are not received within 10 working days of your application will result in your name being removed from the reservation list and your place being released to other applicants. Please note, demand for places on this course is high, which has necessitated this approach to payment.


We look forward to welcoming you to Nottingham.


With kind regards,

Mr Raj K. Bhalla  BSc(Hons)  MD  FRCS(ORL-HNS)  PGCertMedEd

Consultant Rhinologist, Skull Base and Facial Plastic Surgeon

Past President | British Rhinological Society

Council | Royal Society of Medicine (Section of Rhinology)

Council | British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery

Fellow | European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery

Council | British Skull Base Society


Mr Yujay Ramakrishnan FRCS

Consultant Rhinologist and Skull Base Surgeon

Secretary | British Rhinological Society


Mrs Archana Jaiswal FRCS

Consultant Rhinologist, Skull Base and Facial Plastic Surgeon | Manchester, UK

Council | British Rhinological Society


Mr Baskaran Ranganathan FRCS

Consultant Rhinologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon | Manchester, UK




6th June 2024

The course is now open for bookings. Please do not delay if you are contemplating a place. Places have a tendency to fill quickly.



Some feedback from the 2024 course:

“Appreciated what an excellent rhinology team Manchester and East Midlands have!”

“Very interactive and helpful faculty”

“Very informative and practical course”

“Fantastic course”

“Phenomenal course”

“Really experienced and helpful faculty. Excellent course. Thank you”

“Very well run course. Course has achieved all my aims and surpassed expectations. Highly recommended”

“Brilliant faculty”




ENT UK 2023 course evaluation scores