Welcome to the first issue of 2016, I hope you had a good break over the Christmas period and New Year. It is always tough getting back to work and dealing with the increasing challenges in the NHS, I encourage you to read the guest Editorial from David Strachan (my colleague), which illustrates nicely the benefits of taking a sabbatical. I would suggest that for those consultants who are feeling a bit ‘burnt out’ it is something certainly to consider strongly.
We have some great articles for you to enjoy and Francis Vaz and I try to ensure that each issue has something of interest to all Otorhinolaryngologists. Please let Francis or I know if you have any suggestions for the journal. The on line access for the CPD part of the journal continues to have software improvements from the publishing team and I encourage you to try it out.
With best wishes for 2016.
Editor in Chief