Dr Priya Carling
I trained as a Speech-language therapist and audiologist in South Africa, and completed my AuD through an American university in Florida. I have over 20 years’ clinical and management experience in Audiology in both the private and public sectors. I was Director of Education and a Senior Lecturer at UCL’s Ear Institute in London for 7 years. Prior to this I was Head of service at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London, and Head of Audiology at East Kent NHS Foundation Trust. I joined the Community ENT team in late 2017.
Dr Adel Ghaffar
I studied Medicine at Cardiff University, graduating in 2010. After completing my Foundation Training in Wales, I returned to Kent where I spent two years as a junior surgical trainee before changing to General Practice. I qualified as a GP in 2017. Having done part of my GP training at Borough Green Medical Practice, I got to see the benefit of the community ENT clinics to patients. I have been doing a weekly clinic since 2018 and completed my postgraduate ENT exams in 2019.
Anna Lawrie (BSc Hon)
I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2001, specialising in vestibular rehabilitation, balance and dizziness in 2007.
I managed a team of Physiotherapists at Fawkham Manor Hospital for 5 years after a career spanning both the NHS and private sectors, where I supported a nationwide special interest group of BMI Physios in Vestibular Rehab.
I joined the ENT team at Borough Green in 2020 and am delighted to work closely with so many experts in this field, sharing best practice for the best possible patient experience.
Miss Ruth Lloyd
I am an ENT Consultant and have been working in Kent for more than 15 years, having trained in the Midlands, London and the South East. In 2017 I moved from my hospital post at Tunbridge Wells and have joined the Borough Green ENT group, which has been running for several years. Although my special interest was ears and hearing, I have a broad background in all types of ENT conditions and am enjoying seeing a wide variety of patients in our community clinics.
Dr Sudeb Mandal
I studied Medicine at Sheffield Medical School and qualified in 2003. I joined The Borough Green Medical Practice as a GP partner in 2012 and I currently co-manage the ENT service. I am very proud and passionate about the NHS service that we run. I believe we have a high quality accessible service, that takes the stress off the hospital system. As we utilise local NHS clinicians and resources, it supports and strengthens primary care as a whole. We support teaching programmes for medical students, nurses, audiologists and doctors in all aspects of community ENT. We also participate in research, the most recent being related to clinical trials for the Iphone otoscope.
Mr Nigel Padgham
I qualified in 1981 in the Midlands, with further training in London and Scotland before coming to Kent in 1994 as a Consultant ENT Surgeon. I was Clinical Director for Head and Neck Services for East Kent for many years before leaving the Trust. I have a special interest in ear and sinus conditions. I am pleased to have joined the Community ENT service in 2019, to provide general ENT services.
Dr Katie Stone
I qualified as a doctor from Oxford in 1998 and worked initially as a surgical junior doctor before switching to General Practice. I qualified as a GP in 2007 and am currently a partner in a GP practice in Higham, Kent. I work one session a week in ENT outpatients at Medway Maritime Hospital and am involved in GP training as an education supervisor and program director for the Medway vocational training scheme.
Dr Paul Unwin
I studied Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London; qualifying in 1986 and spent most of the rest of that decade in Cornwall learning Medicine and Windsurfing in relatively equal measure. Paediatric and Gynaecology placements I carried out in Buckinghamshire and in the early 90s I started General Practice in Kent. In 1994 I started a weekly ENT clinic attaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Ear Nose & Throat 2000. I have carried out regular ENT clinics ever since and have enjoyed being part of the service and watching the service grow.
Wendy and Merci