James William Fairley

GMC UK Specialist Register - Otolaryngology / ENT
Consultant Ear Nose & Throat Physician and Surgeon

Year Qualified


Clinical Interests

Otology (ears), Deafness, Hearing Loss, Ear infections, Discharging Ear, Ear Pressure, Ear Wax, Perforated ear drum, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Glue ear, Grommets, Tinnitus, Cholesteatoma, BAHA, Auditory Implants, Balance disorders, Dizziness, Vertigo, Rhinology (nasal disorders), Laser surgery, Nasal polyps, Blocked nose, Congestion, Allergic rhinitis, Allergies, Sinusitis, Deviated nasal septum, Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty / nose surgery, Sinus procedures, FESS, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Baloon Sinuplasty, Sore Throat, Lump in Throat, Swallowing problems, Snoring, Tonsils, Adenoids, Otoneurology, Mastoid disease

Specialising In

ENT, Ear Nose and Throat, Otolaryngology, Otorhinolaryngology, ORL, Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology

Professional Profile

Mr Fairley is an established Consultant Ear Nose & Throat Specialist with over 30 years clinical experience. In private medical practice since 1993, together with his wife Sylvia (a Nightingale nurse) their ENT Kent Partnership is highly rated by patients, parents and carers for providing an excellent clinical service, backed by a very efficient administration.

Dr James Fairley graduated from the University of London in 1978, with a BSc in Pharmacology. He carried out drug development research in Sandoz, Basel, Switzerland and a Core Clinical Clerkship at Harvard University, before qualifying as a doctor from St Thomas’ in 1981, winning the Hadden Prize in Microbiology.

Following postgraduate medical and surgical training at St Thomas’, University College and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital in London, he gained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Otolaryngology) in 1988. As Senior Registrar at the Sheffield Children’s and Royal Hallamshire Hospitals, he achieved his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in 1993 while working on his Master of Surgery thesis, based on the Nasal Research Clinic which he founded in 1990. He also developed skills in complex middle ear surgery and stapes surgery with a TWJ fellowship to the Causse Clinic, Beziers, France.

From 1993 - 2014 he worked as Consultant ENT Surgeon to East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust.
Since September 2014 he has been exclusively in private practice.

Dr Fairley offers diagnosis and assessment in all aspects of ENT/Head and Neck Surgery.

Personal Profile

Married with three grown up children and four grandchildren

Research Interests

Not currently carrying out medical research.

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News & Events

January 18, 2019
One Ashford Hospital will be holding a CPD morning for GPs and healthcare professionals. Our specialist ENT Consultants will be providing talks on the management and treatment of common ENT conditions.
January 18, 2019
One Ashford Hospital will be holding a CPD morning for GPs and healthcare professionals. Our leading orthopaedic consultants will be discussing common orthopaedic conditions relating to shoulders, knees and hands, and advice on best management and...