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ENT UK Foundation

The ENT UK Foundation is the philanthropic and fundraising arm of ENT UK

The Foundation seeks to:

  • Invest in the specialty through endowments, research grants, international fellowships, and humanitarian projects;
  • Facilitate global innovation in ENT practice through the funding of global health and international programmes; 
  • Enable sustainability and longevity through fundraising and other income generating activities


The Foundation’s aims and objectives are based on a number of themes:

  • Patient & public: Promote prevention of ill health by education of patients, public and clinicians.   Use technology to reduce health in-equalities improving our patient’s ability to access healthcare, promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • Educate: Promoting affiliated groups and societies to improve knowledge. Involving Universities to access the ENT portal & using Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) to advance worldwide training. 
  • Engage: with stakeholders - public, clinicians, industry, and technology. To improve patient journeys and pathways, to provide support, mentorship, and development of clinicians as leaders.
  • Research: Advancing knowledge. Set up research portfolio and funding with NIHR adoption to produce high quality clinical research. ENT UK is approved NIHR non-commercial partner.
  • Celebrate: Achievements in holistic care by clinicians and public. Run annual gala to reward and recognise achievements of physicians and public initiatives in the field of ENT & Audiology health and wellness locally and abroad.


The Foundation Executive Committee:

Foundation Chair – Professor Nirmal Kumar

ENT UK Member – Ms Victoria Ward

ENT UK Member – Mr Taran Tatla

Lay Member – Mr Mark Chacksfield QC

Lay Member – Mr Andrew Foster

Foundation Secretary -  Ms Julianne Ilebode-Akisanya


Advisory Group

Mr Patrick Way QC

Prof Tony Narula

Mr Andrew Gamble

Ms Sadie Khwaja

Prof Jaydip Ray

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