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Dataset for the histopathological reporting of carcinomas of the oral cavity

The Royal College of Pathology has published this latest guidance (October 2023), G110.

It is available as a pdf here.

It is also available on the RCP website.


Breaking the SIlence

The Working Party on Sexual Misconduct in Surgery has released a ground-breaking independent report on sexual misconduct by colleagues in the surgical workforce.

It is available as a pdf here.   Further information on the website WPSMS

The organisation has also published a paper 

Sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape by colleagues in the surgical workforce, and how women and men are living different realities: observational study using NHS population-derived weights


Dataset for the histopathological reporting of carcinomas of the parathyroid

The Royal College of Pathologists has published this latest guidance (September 2023) G102.

It is available as a pdf here.

It is also available on the RCP website.


Robotic -Assisted Surgery: A Pathway to the Future 

A guide to Good Practice has been published by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. (July 2023)

It is available as a pdf here.

Please visit the RCS Eng website for more information.


Dataset for the histopathological reporting of carcinomas of the hypopharynx, larynx and trachea

The Royal College of Pathologists has published this guidance (June 2023) G113.

It is available as a pdf here

It is also available on the RCP website.


BDJ Themed Edition : Head and Neck Cancer

Collaboration for improved cancer care - Vinidh Paleri and Lorna McCaul

Volume 233, Issue 9, 11th November 2022 now available.


Guidance on the reporting of thyroid cytology

The Royal College of Pathologists has published this guidance (November 2022) (G089) and it is available here as a pdf.

It is also available from the RCPath website here


Dataset for histopathological reporting of carcinomas of the oropharynx and nasopharynx

The Royal College of Pathologists has published updated guidelines (December 2021) (G189) and the full document is  available here.


BAHNO Standards

Please click BAHNO STANDARDS for the latest updated version of this document (2020).


CovidSurg HN Study

Study Reveals Low Risk of COVID-19 Infection Among Patients Undergoing Head and Neck Cancer Surgery.  

The full version of this research may be accessed here.


Are UK healthcare professionals equipped to provide information and support on Human Papillomavirus to patients diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck?

Please click here for a link to the Cambridge University Press article by R. Jopson and J. Callender.


Publication of the first UK National Flap Registry Report

This comprehensive report has been compiled by BAPRAS in association with BAHNO, BAOMS,AOS and BSSH and is available here.


Make Sense Campaign report 2019

A report of the activities in this year's campaign is now available.


Guidelines for the use of drugs in palliative care

Please click here to access these guidelines which are a summary of the current practice of specialists working in palliative care in the West Midlands Region.  They may be used for patients who are receiving care at home or in hospitals.  The production of these guidelines is independent, funded by the sales of previous editions.


Abstracts from BAHNO Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

The published book of abstracts from both oral and poster presentations at the meeting is available here.


The Throat Cancer Foundation

The Throat Cancer Foundation have created two peer reviewed booklets.  One for patients who have been diagnosed with throat cancer (entitled HPV and Throat Cancer.  Information for patients, their families and loved ones) and the other for medical professionals (entitled, HPV and Throat Cancer.  Talking to patients and their families,  A guide for clinicians and other health professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of these cancers).

They may be accessed here:

Patients Guide

HPV Professionals Guide



Journal Oncology Research and Treatment, which focuses on «Head and Neck Cancer».  issue 6/2017

Please find the table of contents below or online here.

Please also note that the following articles are freely accessible online

– Editorial Head and Neck Cancer – New Insights into a Heterogeneous Disease by J.P. Klussmann (Gießen, Germany)

– Review Human-Papillomavirus-Related Head and Neck Cancer by S. Wagner and colleagues (Gießen, Germany)


The  American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – ‘The Laryngectomee Guide’

The Guide provides information about the diagnosis and treatment of laryngeal cancer; side effects of radiation and chemotherapy; methods of speaking; airway, stoma, and voice prosthesis care; eating and swallowing; medical, dental and psychological concerns; respiration; anesthesia; and travelling.


Guide available for free download on this website.


The United Kingdom Multidisciplinary Management Guidelines for Head and Neck Cancer

The 5th edition of the UK Multi-Disciplinary Guidelines for Head and Neck Cancer have been developed by an expert, multidisciplinary team and are endorsed by seven medical specialty organisations involved in head and neck cancer care in the UK: British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons, British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists, British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, British Association of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, The Royal College of Pathologists and The Royal College of Radiologists (Faculty of Clinical Oncology). The guidelines will be of interest across the spectrum of healthcare professionals who look after patients with Head and Neck Cancer. Published as open access in the Journal of Laryngology and Otology, the guidelines are available at the link below.

UK Head and Cancer Guidelines 2016


Provision and Quality Assurance for Head and Neck Cancer Care in the United Kingdom (1998)

A widely quoted advisory document which gives details of the ideal requirements for a multidisciplinary approach to the organisation of head and neck cancer services. Copies of this publication are now out of print.


National Minimum and Advisory Head and Neck Cancer Data Sets

Another well received BAHNO advisory document which has informed the debate about the National Core Dataset (see the News page).


Improving Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancers

The consultation version of this document has been produced by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and is now available. It can be downloaded from the NICE website where further information about the project can be found.