OUR PROFESSIONAL STATUS
The content on this website (excluding non-advice pages eg revision resources) was written entirely by medical postgraduates in the United Kingdom (UK) with experience in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery. Many are specialist registrars (or equivalent) in ENT with postgraduate qualifications such as the Royal Colleges of Surgeons' Diploma in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Where possible (work in progress), authors have provided a list of their qualifications.
We aim to support less experienced healthcare colleagues when dealing with common ENT problems. We want to provide an easily-accessible, high-quality online reference, to help them decide on a course of management and/or specialist referral. The information is presented in a no-nonsense, sensible way with clear rationales and safety information. In order to benefit most from this resource, we'd urge users to seek formal ENT teaching.
EVIDENCE BASE AND REVIEW
We aim to give evidence-based advice where available, with references. We provide links to various evidence-based websites such as NHS Evidence and the Cochrane Library, as well as to authoritative sources such as the British National Formulary (BNF). Frequently, there is little robust evidence on the management of many ENT emergencies. In these cases, our guidance represents non-controversial, typical UK-style management.
We review the content on the entire website regularly in light of current medical practice, with reference to the medical literature. The date of last review is at the foot of every page. Note that we may not review pages less than six months old.
If you notice any out-of-date information, please contact us.
Access to this site is free but please ask us if you want to use our material and read our disclaimer.
We do not make any profit through this website: the authors and editors are volunteers. We are striving to keep the website free of advertising. In future, we may have to seek commercial sponsorship or advertising but this will always be minimal, clearly stated and will not interfere with the Editorial policy of the site.
Part of the costs of running this website during 2012-15 have been covered through a generous educational donation from Baxter Healthcare, administered independently through the Aintree University Hospital Charitable Fund. We are grateful to Baxter for supporting postgraduate ENT education.
As part of the general terms of their donation, Baxter Healthcare does not influence the content of this website or the Editor's research or audit projects.