Welcome to the first issue of the year, as usual we have several high quality articles and we are grateful to the authors for their effort in writing these excellent articles. There seems to be an endless amount of information to read nowadays form journals, NHS documents and textbooks, although I suspect the internet is slowly but surely replacing the role of the traditional textbook for the trainees wanting to ‘look up’ how to do an operation just before they are about to perform it! I do hope that you find some of the excellent reviews useful as an up to date summary on the subject being reviewed. We try to encourage a style of writing which can be easily translated into clinical practice as well as good quality material for trainees who are preparing for exams. Please do keep submitting your papers, we are delighted to have numerous articles being submitted on a monthly basis now.
The website for The Otorhinolaryngologist is being updated and I encourage you to take a look and consider the on-line CPD facility.
With best wishes,