Meet the team

The Just Ears are a team of highly trained ENT specialists who recognise that more and more patients, like you, require safe, affordable, fast and effective treatment for your blocked ears. We provide that with Ear Microsuction.

 

Saliya

Mr Saliya Caldera - MBChB, FRCS (ORL-HNS)

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP(S) OF PROFESSIONAL, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL BODIES
  • Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Member of British Association of Otolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons
  • Member of Royal Society of Medicine
  • Member of the Southern Central South Coast Cancer Network Head and Neck and Thyroid Committee.
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Mr Caldera studied medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. His initial training was in London and his specialist registrar training was in the Wessex region.

Having been awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery he was appointed consultant in 2005.

CURRENT NHS POST
  • Consultant Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire and St Richards Hospital, Chichester, West Sussex.
YEAR OF FIRST MEDICAL QUALIFICATION

1989

Marie Corby

Marie Corby

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP(S) OF PROFESSIONAL, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL BODIES

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Royal College Nursing

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Marie trained as a nurse in Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps serving in the army from 1981-1988 working on ENT, Orthopaedic and General Surgical wards.

Marie came to Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth in 1993 working in ENT outpatients department and has held the role of Sister since 2004.

CURRENT NHS post

Sister managing ENT Outpatients and microsuction clinics

YEAR OF QUALIFICATION

State Enrolled Nurse 1983
Registered General Nurse 1997
Diploma in Otolaryngology 1994

 

Mr Philip Housden

Mr Philip Housden - BA (Hons) MBA

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP(S) OF PROFESSIONAL, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL BODIES
  • Chair - Henley Alumni Healthcare Special Interest Group
  • Consultant Editor – British Journal of Healthcare Management
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

After graduating from Durham, Philip joined the NHS as a management trainee. His early career was in hospital management at Guy’s and Whipps Cross, before board level appointments in health authorities and trusts in Hampshire.

After completing his Henley MBA Philip joined Bupa, first managing a number of independent hospitals across the South including Portsmouth, Southampton, Farnham and Reading, before later leading on capital investment and new service development. Since 2005, Philip has built up a successful consultancy practice specialising in commercial support to healthcare businesses and organisations. He has a passion for working with medical professionals to improve services for patients.

Mr Erik Nilssen

Mr Erik Nilssen - FRCS (ORL), FCS SA ORL, FRCS Ed, DLO

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP(S) OF PROFESSIONAL, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL BODIES
  • Member of the British & European Rhinological Societies
  • Member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Member of ENT UK
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Mr Nilssen completed his undergraduate training at the University of Cape Town in 1987. He has completed ENT training programmes both in South Africa in 1997 and the UK in 2000 with a special interest in Rhinology. He was appointed as a Consultant ENT Surgeon in Portsmouth in September 2000.

CURRENT NHS POST

Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Hampshire.

YEAR OF FIRST MEDICAL QUALIFICATION

1987

 

Dr Aigbs Ohiwerei

Dr Aigbs Ohiwerei - BSc (Hons), BM, MRCGP, DFFP, DRCOG, MSc (LHWB)

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP(S) OF PROFESSIONAL, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL BODIES
  • Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP)
  • Diploma of Faculty of Family Planning and reproductive health care (DFFP)
  • Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG)
  • Diploma in ENT (GPwsi)
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Following his first degree in Genetics and Microbiology at Queen Marys College London, Dr Ohiwerei went on to study medicine at Southampton Medical School. On completing his medical degree and prior to starting his training as a GP, Dr Ohiwerei worked for several years at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. It was during this period, while working in the ENT Department, he developed his interest in ENT & skills in microsuction.

Over the past few years he has worked with the FACE Primary care group in Fareham providing dedicated microsuction clinics. During this time he has worked closely with members of Southern ENT.

Dr Ohiwerei completed his CCT in Wessex and currently works as GP in Fareham.

CURRENT  NHS POST

General Practitioner Fareham, Hampshire

YEAR OF FIRST MEDICAL QUALIFICATION

2004

Mr Mike Pringle

Mr Mike Pringle - MB BS, FRCS (GEN), FRCS (ORL)

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP(S) OF PROFESSIONAL, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL BODIES
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Member of the European Association of Neuro-Otologists(EAONO)
  • Member of ENT UK
  • British Cochlear Implant Group
  • British Otology Group
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Mr Pringle qualified from St Georges Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1983. He gained the Fellowship in General Surgery before proceeding to achieve the Fellowship in ENT Surgery.

He trained in London and the South West and spent a year in Melbourne Australia and has a specialist interest in Ear Surgery (Otology). He was appointed as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth in December 1996; he is also one of the surgeons at the South of England Cochlear Implant Centre based at Southampton University.

CURRENT NHS POST

Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Hampshire. Consultant Otologist, South of England Cochlear Implant Centre, Southampton.

YEAR OF FIRST MEDICAL QUALIFICATION

1983

 

Mr Costa Repanos

Mr Costa Repanos - MBChB, FRCS (ORL-HNS), DOHNS, Dip Aes Surg

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP(S) OF PROFESSIONAL, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL BODIES
  • Council member of ENT UK Head and Neck Group
  • Member of ENT UK
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Member of the British Rhinological Society
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Mr Repanos trained in North-West England and South-West England as well Perth and Brisbane Australia, prior to being appointed as a Consultant ENT Surgeon in Portsmouth. He has a special interest in Head and Neck Surgery.

CURRENT NHS POST

Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Hampshire.

YEAR OF FIRST MEDICAL QUALIFICATION

1999

 

 

Julia Webster

Julia Webster

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP(S) OF PROFESSIONAL, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL BODIES

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Royal college of Nursing

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Julia trained as a nurse at the Royal Masonic Hospital, Hammersmith and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton On qualifying, she spent a year working on the ENT ward before moving to Portsmouth. Julia joined Queen Alexandra Hospital staff in 1987, working on the ENT ward for 18 years before gaining her current role as a ENT Nurse Specialist, 2004.

CURRENT NHS POST

Nurse specialist in ENT

YEAR OF QUALIFICATION

State Enrolled Nurse 1982
Registered General Nurse 1992
Diploma Otolaryngology 1994

 

Sandra Thacker

Sandra THACKER

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Sandra qualified in 1985 and worked at Queen Alexandra Hospital on the General Surgery Ward before progressing to the ENT Ward. She worked as a Nurse Practitioner and then later as a Health Care Assistant within a GP surgery performing microsuction and general nursing and health care duties.

CURRENT POST

Sandra has retired from the NHS and works solely for Just Ears as our Lead Nurse in the Emsworth Clinic where she performs Ear Microsuction and makes sure the clinic runs smoothly. 

YEAR OF QUALIFICATION

Registered General Nurse 1985
Diploma Otolaryngology 1989

 

Stella Etherton

stella etherton

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP(S) OF PROFESSIONAL, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL BODIES

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Royal college of Nursing

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Stella has worked in the Ear Nose and Throat Departmant at QA since 1986. She is currently Ward Sister and runs undertakes  preop assessment  clinics for Head and Neck pateints and NHS Microsuction Clincs. 

CURRENT NHS POST

ENT ward Sister and microsuction Nurse

Queen Alexandra Hospital

YEAR OF QUALIFICATION

Registered General Nurse 1983
Diploma Otolaryngology 1993

 

dARWIN antonio

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP(S) OF PROFESSIONAL, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL BODIES

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Royal College of Nursing

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Graduated in Mariano Marcos State University, Philippines, in 1996. Worked as a Medical Surgical Nurse in the Philippines from 1997 - 2000.

In 2002, I secured a job in the Royal Surrey County Hospital working in the ENT/Maxillofacial and Head & Neck Surgical ward. Became an ENT Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2010 -present.

CURRENT NHS POST

ENT Clinical Nurse Specialist.

YEAR OF QUALIFICATION

Registered General Nurse, Philippines 1997

Registered Nurse, UK 2002

 

NICCI

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Royal College of Nursing

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Nicci qualified as a nurse in Bath in 1995 and moved to Chichester a few years later to take a surgical
job at St Richards Hospital in Chichester.

She then progressed into management in the private sector and has been the Outpatient sister at
both The Nuffield Hospital in Chichester and The Spire Hospital in Portsmouth before making a
career change in November 2018 to become a practice nurse in Horndean, Hampshire.

Nicci trained as a Microsuction Practitioner through Just Ears Training Academy and
passed both her practical and theoretical qualification in 2018.

QUALIFICATIONS
Registered Nurse and Diploma in General Health Studies 1995
Management and Leadership qualifications 2003-2016
Micro suction Practitioner qualification 2018

 

MIRELA

ENT Nurse Practitioner

Current membership of professional, national and regional bodies:
Nursing and Midwifery Council

Royal College of Nursing

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Mirela trained both in Romania and the UK, both diplomas in adult nursing. Initial work was as a medical nurse in Romania. Work as a nurse was in Eastbourne District General Hospital on an ENT and Maxillofacial surgery ward, following re qualifying in the UK. Mirela completed her nursing degree whilst working. She secured a job as an ENT Nurse Practitioner for which she was trained in-house in 2015. Mirela recently qualified as an Independent Nurse Prescriber.

CURRENT NHS POST
ENT Nurse Practitioner working at Easy Sussex Healthcare Trust – running emergency clinics at two hospitals as well as tracheostomy and allergy clinics.

Year of Qualification
2018 – postgraduate certificate in Independent/Supplementary Prescribing – level 7.

2014 – BSc Hons Professional Practice at the University of Brighton

2010 – Nursing Diploma at University of Brighton

1996 – Adult Nursing Romania

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