YCOHNS has always previously had a relationship with CME Bulletin but with The Otorhinolaryngologist, this link has been further strengthened and each of the section editors has been chosen for their enthusiasm, (relative youth?) and desire to produce the best quality teaching material in a journal form. The new journal will also be publishing abstracts from various forums around the United Kingdom at which registrars regularly present. This starts in the first issue with the proceedings of the last SWEAM.
So what else is on offer? Well the two heavyweight reviews in this issue are on fungal rhinosinusitis, a much discussed but little understood entity and benign salivary gland tumours. Illustrations are, in many instances, crucial to explaining technical details and this is one aspect the journal will not be skimping on.
We will also be providing readers with an insight into the way the commissioning of health services is progressing. There will also be reports from consultants presently involved in new ways of practicing ENT. As private practice changes to embrace the new UK health market we hope these will be of interest and help to both established and recently appointed consultants in this field.
We would welcome letters and hope that feedback on articles will encourage discussion both on the journal’s pages and within your departments.
On a lighter note, ‘Snotspreader’ will take advantage of his anonymity to provide a personal perspective of the latest upheavals, hopefully with heavy use of the word ‘allegedly’.
I hope you like what you see and will continue to subscribe to the journal over the coming months. Both my Co-editor Sean Carrie and I wish you the best of luck in the interesting year ahead.