BLA CONNECTIONS | Series 2,   Episode 3 

Patient experience COVID-19: Transition from Surgeon to Patient

Welcome to episode 3. In early March 2020 ENT surgeon Nick Gibbins contracted COVID-19. Here he discusses his personal journey with Natalie Watson from the moments he realised he had the virus, to his recovery and how this experience has impacted his practice.

Nick Gibbins is a Consultant Otolaryngologist and Voice Surgeon at University Hospital Lewisham. He graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London in 1998 and was awarded the Registrar’s Gold Medal for research by the ENT Masterclass in 2011. His ENT training ran through London and the South East, and included paediatric ENT and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children.

He is a laryngologist and has a specialist interest in the diagnosis and treatment of Voice Disorders, the management of the professional voice, and the biomechanics of the body that can affect both voice and swallow.

He has published articles and written text-book chapters regarding the management of voice disorders. He teaches, trains and examines both under- and postgraduate medics and has appeared on BBC Radio 3 discussing the voice. His passions include the evolution of the larynx, ensuring professional voice users know how to manage their voice, and what to do when it goes wrong.

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This show is brought to you by the British Laryngological Association and is  hosted by Natalie Watson @surgeonsinger and produced and directed by Heather Pownall of Heather’s Media Hub Ltd.

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