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Advances in surgical innovation for head and neck cancer

This article reviews current advances in surgical treatment of head and neck cancers such as sentinel node biopsy, stereolithic modelling, transoral robotic surgery and intra-operative imaging of tumour margins. Sentinel node biopsy has been found to be especially useful for...

Developing an Innovation for ENT – from Idea to Market: how ‘e-i’ did it

Background endoscope-i (e-i) Ltd was incorporated into Companies House on December 3rd, 2012 following eight months of developing our first project, a simple iPhone adapter for endoscopes. Of the three founding shareholders, two are ENT surgeons and one a lecturer...

Benchmarking for innovation in healthcare ­– an approach from 
Down Under and a gap in the 
National Health Service?

Benchmarking is a process of comparison between the performance characteristics of separate, often competing, organisations intended to enable each participant to improve its own performance [1]. Often, in healthcare, benchmarking is carried out by central government departments or regional agencies...

Public consultation on the next EU Research and Innovation programme

The extract of an official letter from Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation (RTD) at the European Commission: "Subject: Public consultation on the next EU Research and Innovation programme Dear research and innovation stakeholders, On 10 January 2018...

North of England Otolaryngology Society: Innovation Prize Award

By Robin Sebastian (University of Manchester), Joe Yapp (University of Manchester), Sadie Khwaja (University Hospital South Manchester) Surgical simulation provides an opportunity for trainees to practise procedures in a safe, controlled environment without risk to patients. Anatomical simulation is most...

RSM ‘Otology Dragon’s Den’ - Interview with Professor Gerard O’Donoghue

Paula Bradley interviews Professor Gerard O’Donoghue, President Elect, Otology Section Council; Royal Society of Medicine on the upcoming ‘Otology Dragons’ Den’ event. Tell me a bit about the proposed event? When is it? Where? This event, the ‘Otology Dragons’ Den’,...

Acute peripheral vestibulopathy: is it really neuritis?

The pathophysiology of acute vestibular dysfunction has been debated for decades. By seeking to clarify the underlying aetiology, this study muddies the waters further by advocating systemic and intratympanic steroids as first line treatment if the aetiology is uncertain. The...

RSM ‘Otology Dragon’s Den’

The Royal Society of Medicine Otology Section recently held an ‘Otology Dragon’s Den’ event. Following on from our interview with Professor Gerry O’Donoghue, RSM Otology Section President, in the run-up to this event, we interviewed Steve Broomfield, Consultant Otologist in...