BAOMS President comments on crisis in H&NC surgery
28 May 2021
Commenting on a recent letter published in the British Dental Journal (BDJ) about the crisis in head and neck cancer surgery and the impact on patient care, British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) President Austen Smith says it is an astute summary of the challenges facing maxillofacial units, adding:
“BAOMS Council member Bhavin Visavadia and colleague Hussein Mohamedbhai raise a very important point that is critical to the immediate future of head and neck cancer surgery provision - based on data from the recent UK CoVidSurg project.
“The CoVidSurg project findings are an example of short-term, rapidly organised and efficiently processed research that offers a timely appreciation of the real-life events affecting acute hospital units across the UK. This sort of fast response research will become even more important in the future - and should serve as a template for similar, rapid extractions of valuable information on trends affecting surgery in the UK."
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