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Leadership challenges in the world 
of AQP and accreditation – learning from experience

The words ‘choice and competition’, ‘any qualified provider (AQP)’ and ‘accreditation’ have irrevocably become part of audiology jargon in the last two years in England. Commissioners who chose ‘Adult Hearing Aid Services for age-related hearing loss’ have begun the process...

Prof ED Kitcher

Much has been said of the paucity of ENT Services in Africa [1]. Whilst Ghana has always been at the forefront of healthcare in Sub Saharan Africa, its ENT and allied services were somewhat suboptimal in the 1980s. This article,...

Temporal Bone: A Surgeon’s Vision

The foreword to this textbook clearly describes the intentions of the authors to provide a guide to young otologists whilst performing temporal bone dissection and to familiarise them with the temporal bone. To this aim the book wholeheartedly delivers. It...

Women in Surgery Annual Conference 2018

Report by Mona Mozaffari, ST4 ENT registrar and MRC Clinical Training Research Fellow, Oxford Deanery and Jessica Ball, ST3 ENT registrar, Severn Deanery. Mona Mozaffari and Jessica Ball When, in 1991, Professor Averil Mansfield CBE set up Women in Surgery...

Deaf Culture: Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States

This book is intended as an introductory text for those studying deaf studies or American Sign Language in the USA. It is written by a mix of deaf and hearing authors and perhaps some of its shortcoming in feeling like...

Beyond ‘sticky floors’ and glass ceilings’: eight women department and society leaders share their stories

In the United States and Canada, there have been a total of 12 women otolaryngologists who have achieved high positions of leadership. Eight of these women were interviewed for this piece. Each woman’s responses were thoughtful and truthful. Common themes...

Practical Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery

The introduction describes this text as being useful for a wide readership including the medical student, physician assistant, nurse practitioner and physical therapist dealing with dizziness. I would be of the opinion as indicated in the preface that this is...

From the editor SepOct19

Declan Costello, MA, MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), Editor, ENT & Audiology News; Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, UK. E: d.costello@nhs.net Welcome We live in exciting times to be working in the fields of ENT and audiology:...

Royal Society of Medicine: Otology Section 2017-18

Report by Joseph Manjaly FRCS (ORL-HNS), ENT Registrar ST8, London North Thames, RSM Otology Section AOT Representative 2016-18. This season’s Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Otology section programme came to a close in May, concluding an excellent season of education...

AAO-HNSF announces new president

Congratulations to Carol R Bradford, MD, MS, who became the new President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and its Foundation on 16 September 2020.

Above and beyond interprofessional learning

There has been a significant focus on interprofessional education for all health professionals over recent years. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association became a member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competencies (in America) in 2016. These competencies provide four core competencies...