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Kate Heathcote

Dorset, United Kingdom
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Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist - Poole Centre for Voice, Airway and Swallow, Poole Hospital - Dorset, United Kingdom
Kate is a Consultant Laryngologist at the Robert White Centre for Voice, Airway and Swallow in Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the UK.
Having completed her ENT training she undertook a 6 month fellowship with Prof Jean Paul Marie in Rouen, France where she trained in pioneering techniques of laryngeal reinnervation. She went on to do a further fellowship at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear in London before taking up her consultant post in Poole. 
She established the centre for Airway Voice and Swallow in 2013 and has worked to develop it as a cutting edge centre offering advanced techniques to NHS patients. As well as multidisciplinary voice clinics, the centre runs treatment clinics using transnasal techniques and diagnostic clinics in conjunction with gastroenterology. 
Since returning from France she has worked at introducing techniques of reinnervation to the UK and disseminating the techniques globally via courses and conferences. 
Working with colleagues at Southampton Children’s Hospital, she has established a national centre for paediatric laryngeal reinnervation.
Kate is on the council of the British Laryngological Association and the scientific committee of the European Laryngological Society. 
She is a mother of 3 and a farmer’s wife who likes to keep busy!