Ray Clarke is Consultant Paediatric ENT Surgeon in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Liverpool, and Associate Postgraduate Dean for the Northwest of England. He is the joint Editor-in-Chief of ‘Scott Brown’s Otolaryngology’. Ray is Past-President of BAPO (British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology) and President of the North of England Otolaryngology Society.

Latest Contribution


Welcome to BACO Liverpool: a city with deep roots in ENT

Liverpool is a city steeped in ENT history, so it is fitting that BACO is being held there once more. Ray Clarke, former editor of ENT and Audiology News, casts his eye over the historical legacy of that fine city....


Medicine and Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney grew up in the 1940s. Infectious diseases – diphtheria, poliomyelitis, mumps, measles and rubella – were rife. Stepping Stones recalled talk among older neighbours of ‘a-waiting on’ when they were close to death. Aunts and uncles succumbed to...


Dirty Work

Gabriel Weston’s new novel chronicles four traumatic weeks in the life of its narrator, Dr Nancy Mullion. Nancy is a young trainee in obstetrics and gynaecology, the subject of a General Medical Council (GMC) investigation into her clinical performance following...