I hope you enjoyed a good break over the New Year and have returned to work rejuvenated. Despite the uncertainty of Brexit dominating the political arena the juggernaut that is the NHS continues to cope with demands on an ever-tightening budget, putting more strain on clinicians to deliver the service and finding the time to maintain CPD becomes more challenging for us all.
It is difficult to keep updated on the vast subject of Otorhinolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery and I am always delighted to hear from colleagues from all grades that the journal’s review articles are a good and useful read. We do try and keep an eye on the subject of review articles so that over a period of a few years much of the ‘syllabus’ of ORL is covered. There are plans to work more closely with ENT UK also to achieve this. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like to see review articles on please feel free to let me know.
However, we would like to move the journal forward by including more original research as well and I encourage you to submit any such work to the journal. Of course, we will continue with the regular review articles, viva articles, training related articles, case reports as well as publishing abstracts from various meetings. This issue has some very interesting articles and we are trying to include some more basic science in the journal. I hope you find it an enjoyable and useful read.
With best wishes for 2019,
Co-Editor of The Otorhinolaryngologist