Biography - Mr William Flannery

Mr William Flannery - Royal Berkshire Hospital
Theatre 9 - Royal Berkshire Hospital


I qualified from Southampton University Medical School in 1988. I underwent surgical training in the Wessex region, the Royal Marsden Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Post: Consultant ENT surgeon - Royal Berkshire Hospital

Medical school: Southampton University Medical School
Graduated: BM 1988

Postgrad: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - 1994
Intercollegiate diploma (ORL-HNS) - 2000

Basic surgical training - Wessex region

Higher surgical training (ENT)
Wessex Region
Royal Marsden Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Leadership Roles at the Royal Berkshire Hospital

Clinical Director, Head & Neck Surgery 2011 to 2014
Clinical Services Unit Director, Specialist Surgery 2010 to 2011
Lead, Clinical Governance 2006 to 2010
Lead Clinician, ENT Surgery 2003 to 2006

Children's Surgery at the Royal Berkshire Hospital

When I was appointed as an ENT consultant, at the RBH, I developed the integration of ENT, Audiology, Speech & Language and Education into a multidisciplinary team for children with deafness (see video).

I have been chair of the Children's Forum which is charged with the safety and protection of children in our hospital. I have also served as chair of the Paediatric Surgical Working Group.

Chair, Paediatric Surgical Working Group 2007 to 2011
Chair, Children's Forum 2009 to 2010
Surgical Representative, Children's Forum 2005 to 2009

Royal Navy

I am a retired reserve medical officer. I was in the Royal Navy from 1988 to 2000. One of my many attachments was to the Royal Naval Air Station at HMS Daedalus, Lee-on-Solent (pictured below left). I also lectured regularly on the Underwater Medicine course at the Institute of Naval Medicine, Alverstoke.

William Colquhoun-Flannery - Circle Reading - Ear Nose Throat
RNAS Lee-on-Solent
William Colquhoun-Flannery - Circle Reading - Ear Nose Throat
Portsmouth Naval Base

Prior to becoming Clinical Surgical Unit Director (see above), I was the chair of the 3rd Reading Scout Group Executive, a scout group almost as old as scouting itself - established in 1909 - two years after General Baden-Powell organised a demonstration scouting camp on Brownsea Island.

William Colquhoun-Flannery - Royal Berkshire - ENT Surgery