Mr Malcolm Hilton



GMC number: 3475755

Practising since: 1991


ENT (Otolaryngology)

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Mr Hilton studied for his medical degree at Cambridge and Oxford Universities, as well as completing a Psychology degree during an optional year of study. His ENT specialist training was in the South West of the UK, based around the Bristol area.

During his specialist training he also travelled overseas for dedicated speciality fellowships, working in Toronto, Canada and Darwin, Northern Australia.

Mr Hilton covers a comprehensive range of general ENT referrals including adult and children’s ear problems, nasal and sinus conditions, throat and voice problems. He has a subspecialist interest in the management of all types of ear problems; including chronic ear disease needing surgery, and associated ear/balance problems such as dizziness, tinnitus, Meniere’s disease and hearing problems. He also runs dedicated voice clinics and has a medico-legal practice with particular experience as an expert witness in the area of noise-induced hearing loss.

He holds an additional academic appointment as the Clinical sub-dean for Exeter University Medical school and is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons final ENT examinations.

For the past 7 years he has travelled to Nepal on a regular basis to take part in ear surgery charity camps run by a UK based charity, BRINOS (Britain Nepal Otology Service). During a 10 day stay the group typically perform 140-150 major ear operations for patients who may travel several from surrounding areas to attend the camp.

Other interests

Mr Hilton contributes audit data to the National Otology audit database.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Malcolm Hilton at Nuffield Health

  • Blood test
  • Polypectomy
  • Turbinectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Deviated septum (Septoplasty)
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Allergy testing
  • CT scan (or CAT scan)
  • Histopathology
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Mastoid surgery
  • X-ray
  • Phlebotomy
  • MRI scan
  • Grommet insertion
  • Middle ear surgery
  • Ultrasound

Locations Mr Malcolm Hilton works with

Related experience


Mr Hilton has an active research profile. He is an author on several clinical reviews in the Cochrane Database of Systematic reviews and regularly peer-review journal articles for the British Medical Journal and Annals of College of Surgeons, as well as on-going research into the epidemiology of Meniere’s disease and vocal fold dysfunction in patients with severe asthma.


  • British Association of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,
  • British Society of Otology
  • British Rhinological Society
  • British Voice Association
  • South West Laryngological Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon, Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital
  • Consultant ENT Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mr Malcolm Hilton works with

Mr Malcolm Hilton works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Mr Malcolm Hilton has the following interest in this hospital/ another Nuffield Health hospital or the company:

Mr Malcolm Hilton has indicated that he invested in the Nuffield Health Bond marketed in 2013.

Mr Malcolm Hilton has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:

Mr Hilton wholly owns the audiometer and tympanometer used at Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital.

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