Information and links to clinics that treat smell, taste and sinonasal disorders
The clinics listed below are all provided by the NHS. If you wish to obtain an appointment then speak to your GP about a referral. Some of these clinics also provide private consultations, please contact them directly for more information. If you would like some further information on how to speak to your doctor, please click here and read our Learning Zone Information Sheet #5 Talking to Your Doctor.
East of England
The Smell and Taste Clinic at James Paget Hospital
James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, NR31 6LA. Tel: 01493 452832
An NHS clinic specialising in smell and taste disorders, run by Consultant ENT Surgeon Prof. Carl Philpott. Mr Philpott is an invited speaker and published author in both the research and management of olfactory disorders:
The Smell and Taste Clinic at Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham B15 2TH Tel: 0121 627 2000
The Smell and Taste Clinic at Birmingham Queen Elizabeth opened in June 2013 and is run by ENT Consultant Surgeon Lisha McClelland. If you wish to visit the clinic then please ask your GP for a referral.
Rhinology Clinic at Freeman Hospital
Freeman Hospital, High Heaton, Newcastle, NE7 7DN. Tel: 0191 2137635
The Rhinology Clinic is run by Mr Sean Carrie, ENT Consultant Surgeon. Mr Carrie has a particular interest in disorders of the nose, sinuses and sense of smell. He sees many patients with these types of disorder and has published book chapters and scientific papers on this subject. If you wish to visit the clinic then please ask your GP for a referral.
The rhinology service is currently provided by four ENT consultants; Mr. Andrew Swift, Mr. Omar Ayoub, Mr. Christopher Webb and Mr. Samuel Leong. They see patients at Aintree University Hospital and at the Broadgreen site of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital. The two hospitals are currently in the process of merging into a single Trust in autumn 2019. Although rhinology clinics will still be held at both hospital sites, patients requiring surgery will be consolidated to the Aintree campus.
The rhinology clinics are building on an excellent history evidenced by the starting of smell testing (at the now decommissioned Walton Hospital) way back in the early 1990’s.
The team provide services that collectively are thought to be unique in north-west England. They undertake a variety of diagnostic assessments including smell testing, allergy testing, endoscopy and measurements of nasal airflow. Smell training is also available via the smell clinic.
If you wish to visit the clinic then please ask your GP for a referral.
South East / London
The Sinus Clinic at Royal Surrey County Hospital
The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XX. Tel: 01483 571122 (hospital switchboard)
Rhinology Clinic at Guys Hospital, London
Guys Hospital, London, SE1 9RT
The Rhinology clinic is run by Florian Bast, Claire Hopkins and Pavol Surda, all Consultant ENT Surgeons with a specialist interest in nose, sinus and anterior skull base conditions and experience in diagnosing and treating patients with olfactory disorders. If you wish to be seen, please ask your GP to refer you to Guys Hospital Rhinology Clinic directly.
Rhinology Clinics at Imperial College Hospitals, London
Imperial College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, W6 8RF Tel: 020 3311 1025
Miss Catherine Rennie is a consultant ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine and completed her ENT specialist training in London, working at the Royal Free, the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear, Great Ormond Street, the Royal Marsden and Charing Cross hospitals. She was awarded the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons post-CCT fellowship in rhinology at Imperial through national competitive interview. If you wish to visit the clinic then please ask your GP for a referral.
Joint Nasal Clinic. Royal London Hospital – London
Whitechapel Rd, Whitechapel, London E1 1FR
The clinic caters for smell and taste disorders from the surgical, allergy and neurological aspects of chemosensation (smell and taste).
Mr Santdeep Paun Consultant Rhinologist
Dr Runa Ali, Consultant Chest Physician and Allergist
Professor Christopher Hawkes: Consultant Neurologist
For referrals ask your GP to contact ENT Joint Clinic, Royal London Hospital.
Smell Disorders and Allergy Clinic at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Great Western Rd, Gloucester GL1 3NN
This new service will be led by Mr Okechukwu Okonkwo, Ear Nose and Throat Consultant at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital “We are delighted to be able to offer this service to the people of Gloucestershire. There are lots of different causes of smell impairment and by having this new clinic and working with Fifth Sense, we hope to improve the lives of people with this condition. We are already seeing lots of demand and have started to accept referrals through GPs.”
The links below are provided for information only. Please check with individual clinics and/or your healthcare insurer, where applicable, to determine if there any costs involved prior to making an appointment.
The UF Health Smell Disorders Program brings together the scientific knowledge of the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste and the medical expertise of the University of Florida Department of Otolaryngology.
This partnership between UF’s world-renowned chemosensory scientists and our knowledgeable and caring doctors has created a unique program of clinical and educational support for people with the loss or impairment of their sense of smell.
The program was established as the result of SmellTaste2017, the patient-facing event co-hosted by the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste and Fifth Sense.
Information about healthcare insurance coverage can be found on the UF Health website.
St Paul’s Sinus Centre
St Paul’s Hospital Foundation, 178 – 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6. Phone: (for residents of Metro Vancouver): 604-682-8206 Phone (toll-free number for residents of rest of BC): 1-800-720-2983
Dr Amin Javer is a highly respected surgeon who has a great deal of experience in treating patients with sinus problems and undertakes a great deal of research in this field.
Smell and Taste Clinic
University of Dresden Medical School, Fetscherstrasse 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany. Tel: +49-351-458-4189
The University of Dresden’s Smell and Taste Clinic has been running since 1998, and has been led for much of that time by Prof. Thomas Hummel, who is highly regarded in his field and continues to undertake much research into anosmia.
Smell and Taste Clinic
Aristotle University, Papageorgiou Hospital, Efkarpia Ring Road, Thessaloniki, Greece Tel: 0030 2313323523
The Smell and Taste Clinic of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki is the only official such clinic within the Greek Health Service.
The clinic has been run since 2007 by Dr Iordanis Konstantinidis and has treated over 600 patients from all over Greece. It is also currently the only centre for medicolegal cases such as post-traumatic anosmia brought on by a car accident, where a court may require subjective analysis of a patient’s smell loss.
Contact the clinic on the number above or email Dr Konstantinidis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Smell and Taste Clinic
Hospital ABC Campus Santa Fe, consultorio 154, Tels 1664 7078 y 1664 7079, email email@example.com