Miss Hadfield specialises in children’s ENT problems such as glue ear, snoring, recurrent ear infections and tonsillitis. After qualifying from St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School in 1986, she completed full General Practitioner training, gaining further qualifications. Miss Hadfield then followed a career in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery, training in London Teaching Hospitals, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1994.
She developed a special interest in Paediatric ENT and spent several years at Great Ormond Street Hospital, where she was appointed Clinical Fellow twice during her training (the only Fellowship in Paediatric ENT available in the United Kingdom). She was subsequently awarded Travel Fellowships to Paediatric ENT centres in Paris and Boston.
As an NHS ENT Consultant since 2003 at The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford and St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, she continues with her special interest in Paediatric ENT. Miss Hadfield runs dedicated Children’s ENT clinics at both hospitals, in which she sees a wide variety of ENT-related problems in children.
Miss Hadfield has published numerous scientific medical papers, most as first author, in addition to undertaking clinical research. She recently contributed the Paediatric ENT chapter to a new textbook.
In addition to traditional tonsillectomy, Miss Hadfield also offers Intracapsular Coblation tonsillectomy, which is an alternative surgical technique associated with less pain and less risk of bleeding.