Mr John Murphy



GMC number: 4553344

Practicing since: 1998


ENT (Otolaryngology)

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Mr Murphy qualified from St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College, London in 1998 and completed his basic surgical training at Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust and East Surrey Hospital NHS Trust (2000-2002).  He was senior house officer in ENT at West Middlesex, Wexham Park and Nottingham before undertaking his higher surgical training at Leicester, Derby and Nottingham University Hospitals.  Mr Murphy completed his research fellowship in spatial hearing abilities and training of normally hearing listeners and cochlear implant users within the MRC Institute of Hearing Research in Nottingham in 2007.

He has a specialist interest in ontological surgery including middle ear reconstruction, bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA) and paediatric otology.  He has recently completed a surgical fellowship (2010) in Cochlear Implantation and Otological surgery at Queens Medical Centre, Norringham.

Mr Murphy has a strong interest in Registrar training and has recently been appointed as the Deputy Training Program Director for the West Midlands Deanery.

Other interests

  • Otology including hearing restoration surgery
  • Balance Disorders
  • Paediatric ENT

Personal interests

Cycling, running and skiing and spending time with his.three young children.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr John Murphy at Nuffield Health

  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Deviated septum (Septoplasty)
  • Mastoid surgery
  • Antral washout
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Grommet insertion

Locations Mr John Murphy works with

Related experience


Clinical Research Fellow 03/04/2006 - 30/05/2007, MRC Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham.

Project: Spatial hearing abilities and training of normally hearing listeners and cochlear implant users. During this 12 month period Dr Murphy performed experiments with CI patients (n=18) and compared data with normally hearing listeners (n=40).  He examined binaural hearing by measuring spatial release from masking and localisation acuity using an innovative loudspeaker ring. He presented data nationally and internationally and completed writing up a thesis.

Upon completion of the experiment assessing spatial hearing abilities he commenced the final investigation for his project. He undertook and managed a remote study designed to investigate the effects of phoneme discrimination training on the speech perception of adult CI users (n=30). This involved setting up and installing software programs in the participant’s home and the creation of a website to facilitate the transfer and dissemination of information.

Selected Publications:

  1. Spatial hearing of normally hearing and cochlear implanted children, Murphy J, Summerfield AQ, O’Donoghue GM, Moore Dr
    Int. J. Ped. Otorhinol. (2011;75:489-494)
  2. Paediatric cochlear implantation: Is one as good as two? Murphy J, Marshal AH, Journal of ENT Masterclass (2009;2 (1): 84-87)
  3. Bilateral Cochlear Implantation: An evidence-based medicine evaluation, Murphy J, O’Dononghue GM, Laryngoscope (2007; 117(8): 1412-1418)


  • ENT UK
  • British Association of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology Research Society
  • Midlands Institute for Otology
  • British Society of Otology
  • British Medical Association

Other posts held

  • Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust

Insurers Mr John Murphy works with

Mr John Murphy works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Mr John Murphy does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr John Murphy does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr John Murphy does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.