Sore throats can be due to viruses and pharyngitis, but also tonsillitis and glandular fever and are usually treated by the GP. Recurrent tonsillitis can be debilitating and can result in a lot of time away from school or work. We can discuss the best long term management of recurrent acute tonsillitis including tonsillectomy when necessary.

Occasionally sore throats are due to serious conditions including cancer and are particularly worrying when they are persistent and occur in the older patient and in smokers or when associated with neck lumps.

For further information on head and neck cancer referrals please visit or download the NHS Referral Guildelines for suspected cancer.

The North Hampshire ENT Partnership is a team of consultants specialising in a wide spectrum of diseases and disorders that affect the Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) including snoring and sleep disorders, cosmetic and skin surgery.


Our surgeons provide specialist care by drawing from the 50 plus years of combined NHS experience and the many areas of individual specialist expertise available within the partnership.


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