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Welcome to The Otorhinolaryngologist. I hope that once you have perused the articles on offer you will feel it is a worth while addition to your annual subscriptions. As you are probably aware, the journal has risen from the ashes of what used to be CME Bulletin. That journal had managed, over its ten-year existence, to provide not only educational but also appropriate political output. As the last century drew to a close, however it was apparent that more drastic changes were in the offing. This has culminated in the current frenetic pace of disassembling that everyone involved in medical education and/or the NHS is now exposed to.

It is in this climate that I have taken over editorship of the journal with a feeling that we need to cater for the needs of our trainees in a more structured and detailed fashion. To this end, readers will find more in depth reviews appearing in each edition of The Otorhinolaryngologist. The aim is to provide a journal, which can sit on the shelf next to the more revered textbooks and be used as a reference source for many years to come. The mandate of the journal is to address the needs of senior trainees coming up to the exit exam and consultants wishing to remain appraised of new developments in ENT both within and without their specialist areas.

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.

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  • Authors: Anil Banerjee Editor in Chief
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