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Introduction and Welcome

Welcome to the website of Bill Smith, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.

This site provides information about Mr Bill Smith’s background, training, clinical practice (both NHS and private) as well as educational and research interests.

Bll SmithOral and Maxillofacial Surgery involves the management of conditions pertaining to the mouth, jaws, face and neck. Like all other NHS appointed oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Bill Smith has undergone extensive training in both dentistry and medicine.

His work is divided between NHS practice at Kettering General Hospital together with private practice at the Three Shires Hospital, Northampton and the Woodland Hospital, Kettering.

Bill Smith was appointed as a Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1994 having obtained Higher Surgical Training in Southeast England prior to his appointment.

Bill Smith is involved in a number of healthcare organisations including Chairman of the East Midlands Cancer Network (head and neck). He is a Fellow of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a former Surgical Tutor at The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Specialist interests

Bill Smith has specialist interests in all forms of oral and maxillofacial surgery including:

In NHS practice, Bill Smith spends the majority of his time managing patients with cancer of the mouth and jaws as well as facial skin cancer e.g. basal cell carcinoma. He carries out an extensive range of reconstructive surgery to the mouth, face and jaws including microvascular free tissue transfer techniques.

What do Patients and Colleagues think of Bill Smith?

All doctors require an appraisal of their work as part of registration and revalidation with the General Medical Council. Below are comments made by colleagues who work with Bill Smith on a daily basis. In addition it describes the reactions of patients following consultation.

  • "Bill Smith is a vastly experienced Consultant surgeon who keeps meticulous records/data bases. His patients always get the best possible treatment."
  • "Having worked as a medical secretary in the NHS for 23 years, my experience of working with Mr Bill Smith surpasses any other consultant I have previously worked for."
  • "I find him professional, approachable and he works diligently with regard to any dealings I have with him. He communicates effectively and there is never any misunderstanding in what he wants and expects of anyone in his team and I believe for this reason he is well liked and respected."
  • "Excellent and supportive clinical colleague, widely read and good clinical decision maker."
  • "Outstanding trainer and respects his junior staff. Excellent surgeon."
  • "Mr Smith is a consummate professional. He is a valued member of the maxillofacial team and a pleasure to work with. He is an extremely principled individual and stands staunchly when faced with adversity."
  • "Mr Smith has been Head and Neck lead for the past decade and has supported that role well during the time. He is caring and considerate with patients and carers. He is available when support is required within MDT. His communication skills with everyone shows in his caring manner."
  • "Mr Smith is readily available for staff to attend and discuss issues. Is very empathic and approachable".
  • "Bill is an excellent surgeon, I have never had any concerns over his operating skills or decision making. He is decisive and clear in his dealings with colleagues and staff and his trainees seem to get a fair crack of the whip. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Bill's opinion, nor in asking him to treat a member of my family."
  • "In summary: a hugely experienced quality clinician of the old school. I respect him a lot."
  • "Mr Smith is a very capable and talented surgeon and clinician. He is committed to the patients that he treats and always seeks to provide the best treatments. He continually assesses his work and goes to great lengths to maintain documentation and audit his results. If I had a problem residing within his field of expertise, he would be the person that I would want to evaluate and if necessary, treat me."
  • "I worked with Mr Smith for 17 years. His work ethic is second to none. He is always very polite to patients and their relatives and is especially approachable where children are concerned and put them and their parents at ease. He always makes himself available for any queries and emergencies we have."
  • "Bill Smith is an outstanding clinician. He is surgically excellent, his patients all clearly respect him and he is driven towards improving services at all times. A surgical character."
  • "Likable and effective team player."

Comments added by patients

  • "Always polite, friendly and well mannered. Complete trust in him as always."
  • "As nothing was found wrong a phone call would have saved me time and money and the NHS I really didn't need to come all this way and waste an NHS appointment."

Website updated: 1st September 2013