About Professor Claire Hopkins

Consultant ENT Surgeon


Sub-specialties: Ear Nose and Throat, Rhinology, Loss of smell, Sinusitis, Hay fever, Rhinitis, Anosmia, Sinonasal Tumours, Sinus Surgery, Epistaxis, Nosebleeds, Nasal Polyps, Nasal Obstruction, Turbinoplasty, Septal and Turbinate Surgery, Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy, Rhinoplasty, Balloon Sinuplasty, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.

Professor Claire Hopkins is a Consultant ENT Surgeon, Rhinologist and Sinus Specialist at OneWelbeck ENT.


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Tel: 02036532007

Areas of Expertise

Professor Claire Hopkins treats various conditions including the following:

  • Rhinology (nasal disorders)
  • Acute sinusitis
  • Chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps
  • Vasculitic conditions of the nose (GPA and eGPA)
  • Loss of smell / anosmia
  • Blocked nose
  • Septal perforation
  • Rhinitis and nasal allergy (hay fever)
  • Sinonasal tumours
  • Epistaxis (nose bleeds)
  • General ENT

Some of the treatments and procedures Professor Hopkins offers are:

  • Medical management of acute and chronic sinusitis including nasal polyps, including use of biologics
  • Sinus procedures including endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty
  • Management of nasal obstruction and deformity including Rhinoplasty / nose surgery and septal surgery
  • Turbinoplasty (including in-office procedures)
  • Clarifix for runny noses
  • Anterior skull base surgery
  • Management of nasal trauma
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy

About Professor Claire Hopkins

Prof. Claire Hopkins BMBCH, FRCS(ORLHNS) undertook her medical training at Oxford University and was awarded with a First Class Degree in Physiology and Distinctions in Medicine in 1993; she undertook specialist ENT training in London. She completed her Fellowship in Advanced Rhinology at Guy’s and St Thomas’, where she was appointed as an NHS Consultant. She is a Consultant ENT Surgeon and Professor of Rhinology at King’s College, London.

Her research focuses on improving outcomes from both medical and surgical treatments for nasal conditions. She has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers, 30 book chapters and is invited to lecture all around the world. She has written international guidelines on the management of sinusitis and nasal polyps, and has been involved in the development and introduction of several advances in this field, including the use of biological therapies.

She is the Past-President of the British Rhinological Society, the Secretary General of the European Rhinologic Society, and the President Elect Rhinology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. She is the Academic Chair of ENTUK’s biannual conference and has represented ENT-UK on a patient safety panel at the Royal College of Surgeons and chaired the UK Commissioning Guidance Group for Sinusitis.

Claire has been awarded a National Clinical Excellence Award in recognition of her contribution to NHS work, and a FRCS(ab hominem) by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in recognition of her contributions to surgery.

Additional Information


  • British Rhinological Society
  • European Rhinologic Society
  • Rhinology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • ENT-UK
  • Royal College of Surgeons


  • Martin Wronker Prize for Medicine, Oxford University Hobson Memorial Clinical Scholarship, Oxford University
  • European Rhinologic Society Fellowship
  • Karl Storz Fellowship (RSM Short Papers Prize)
  • RSM Section of Laryngology & Rhinology Research
  • Hiscox / RSM Trainee of the Year Award
  • Cochrane Collaboration / Clinical Otolaryngology Prize
  • Royal College of Surgeons Pump Priming Award Cochrane Collaboration Incentive Award
  • Honorary Fellowship, Polish ENT Society 
  • Harry S Morton Lectureship, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Truls Leegaard Medal, Norwegian Society of ENT
  • Honorary Fellowship, Israeli Rhinologic Society
  • Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (ad hominem)
  • Honorary membership Bulgarian Rhinologic Society
  • JLO Best Main Article Paper Prize, Smell and Taster Recovery in COVID-19
  • WENTSUK Shyamala Prize
  • Honorary Membership of the Spanish ENT Society (SEORLCCC)
  • Silver national clinical excellence award

Research Highlights

Claire lectures nationally and internationally, and teaches on the faculty of sinus surgery, anterior skull base and many other courses. She identified the link between COVID-19 and anosmia and worked no developing patient support and treatment guidance for patients who have lost their sense of smell during the pandemic.

Key Publications

  • More than 400 published papers in journals including BMJ, Laryngoscope, Clinical Otolarygology, Rhinology, Journal of Laryngology and Otology
  • Co-author of European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis and nasal Polyps and International Consensus on Rhinosinusitis
  • 30 text book chapters including Gray’s Anatomy, Integrated Rhinology, Advanced Techniques in Rhinoplasty, and Scott Brown’s textbook of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Click here to see full details of Professor Hopkins' published papers

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Professor Claire Hopkins is a Consultant ENT Surgeon, Rhinologist and Sinus Specialist at OneWelbeck ENT.