- Clinician Area
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:
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
BAHNO STANDARDS DOC09 for the process of head and neck cancer care
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.