Welcome to the last issue of 2017, which I hope you will find time to read over the festive season. It has been a hectic year for many of us with record numbers of patients seen in the NHS and anecdotally it does appear that there is an ever increasing amount of paperwork and bureaucracy adding to the workload for clinicians. There is the added uncertainty of what Brexit will bring or take from the NHS. On top of all this there is as ever the need for clinicians to keep our paperwork in good order for appraisals and revalidation, which is where hopefully the CPD provided by The Otorhinolaryngologist is helpful to our readers. This we feel is a key feature of the journal and in addition to the verifiable CPD the articles and accompanying MCQs are a very helpful aid for revision for exams. It is really pleasing to see more trainees reading the journal and also submitting excellent high quality papers.
With best wishes for 2018,
Editor in Chief