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Telephone: 01942 244 000

Professor B Nirmal Kumar

Professor B Nirmal Kumar
Consultant Otolaryngologist
(Head and Neck Surgeon)
Mr B Nirmal Kumar

Qualifications: MBBS, MPhil, DLO, FRCS (ORL-HNS)


Speciality Areas:

  • Thryoid lump clinic and surgery
  • Endoscopic nasal / sinus surgery
  • Coblation treatment for snoring
  • Paediatric ENT problems
  • Voice disorders – clinic with speech therapist
Contact Details:

Telephone: 01942 822546

Clinic Access Times:

Monday 0900 - 1300 Thomas Linacre Centre, Wigan
Tuesday 1300 - 1700 Leigh Infirmary, Leigh
Thursday 1300 - 1700 Thomas Linacre Centre, Wigan

Special Clinics:
Voice clinic: 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Thyroid lump clinic: 2nd and 4th Thursdays

Day Surgery:
Leigh Infirmary, Tuesday am
Main surgical list:
RAEI, Wigan, Wednesdays

Approximate waiting time:
Out-patient: less than 6 weeks, In-patient: less than 4 weeks
C&B clinics and urgent referral slots.


Nirmal is on the Specialist Register as an ENT Consultant after higher surgical training in the West Midlands. He was appointed Consultant at WWL in 1999 and his clinical practice encompasses the range of general ENT. He is Clinical Director for Surgery and Director of Medical Education in the Trust. In addition he is an Honorary Professor at Edge Hill University leading to the MCh Otolaryngology course delivered by the Trust.

Over the last 12 years, Nirmal has in conjunction with his colleagues, established a vibrant unit for ENT which is established as a centre for training of ENT surgeons. He is an intercollegiate examiner (since 2005) for the MRCS and DO-HNS exams of the Royal College of Surgeons and has recently been appointed to the national Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) in Otolaryngology.

Regionally, Nirmal is also Training Programme Director for ENT in the NW Deanery where he is also Chairman for the Specialty Training Committee. Nationally, he is the Honorary Assistant Secretary for ENT-UK.

Nirmal has published over 75 articles in international medical literature and has also supervised several trainees for higher degrees leading to MSc, MCh, MPhil, MD (Universities of Edinburgh, Edge Hill, UCLan and Salford) and is an examiner for University of Dublin, UCLan and Edge Hill. His current research focuses on qualitative studies including work on Patient Reported Outcomes (PROM) and is a key note speaker at the President’s meeting of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2013.