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The BAHNO Challenge update

Posted 12 Jul 2020

"We're heading north!"

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World Head and Neck Cancer Day

Posted 11 Jul 2020

27th July 2020

The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies invites you to observe July 27th as World Head and Neck Cancer Day. Further information available on their website. Read more

New ACCEA Medical Director announced

Posted 01 Jul 2020

Professor Kevin Davies has been appointed as Medical Director of the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) for 3 years from 1 July 2020. Further information available here. Read more

BAHNO Fundraising Campaign

Posted 29 Jun 2020

1st August 2020

BAHNO is raising funds to address the long-term impact of COVID-19 on head and neck cancer patients. On 1st August 2020 BAHNO will be hosting a virtual trip from Land's End to John O'Groats. We simply ask you to commit to a sponsored 5K run or... Read more

COVID-19: Recommendations for head and neck surgical oncology

Posted 17 Jun 2020

An International consensus

The Lancet has published the following report - please click for the full article: Recommendations for head and neck surgical oncology practice in a setting of acute severe resource constraint during the COVID-19 pandemic: an International... Read more

BAHNO Webinar No.2

Posted 13 Jun 2020

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on head and neck cancer services

  The second in the series of BAHNO webinars will be held on Friday 31st July at 6pm.  This latest webinar features experts gathered by Dr Mehmet Sen.  Taking part will be: Mr Michael Ho, MDT Lead, Leeds Dr Zaid Ali, Restorative Dentist,... Read more


Posted 12 Jun 2020

Update for award holders

Award holders who wish for an extention need to complete an online form.  It's available here. The ACCEA Secretariat have worked with the DHSC digital publishing team to put together a simple 5 minute webform for award holders to complete. This... Read more

BAHNO Research Award 2020

Posted 11 Jun 2020

BAHNO is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 Research Award is Dr Lucinda Gunn from The Royal Marsden Hospital.  The grant of £3,000 is to enable her to complete a retrospective analysis of gustatory outcomes following bilateral versus... Read more

RCS Council Election results

Posted 13 May 2020

BAHNO surgeon elected

BAHNO is delighted that Professor Peter Brennan, Honorary Secretary of the Association, has been elected to the RCS Council.  He will start his four-year tenure in July. Full article available here Read more

American Thyroid Association

Posted 04 May 2020

Online programming

Content from the cancelled 2020 live event will be moved to webcasts: visit for further information. CME and MOC credit offered one year from the date of release of webcast. Read more

BASO Cancer Situation Reports

Posted 24 Apr 2020

Cancer Surgery during the COVID 19 crisis

Due to the COVID Pandemic, NHS has cancelled most or all the routine operations in many hospitals & the cancer treatments are put on hold. BASO has set up a site to collect data on what happens to these patients and to produce weekly reports to... Read more

Global Tracheostomy Collaborative Webinar

Posted 20 Apr 2020

Overcoming COVID-19 through Science and Teamwork

Overcoming COVID-19 through Science and Teamwork: Lessons from London, Italy, and USA  Please join this Global Tracheostomy Collaborative webinar on one of the great challenges of our time.  The session will show how cross-cultural insights are... Read more

ENTUK2WW triage

Posted 14 Apr 2020

Supported by BAHNO

 ENTUK  have validated a telephone triaging system and service evaluation for head and neck cancer patients.  Given the current move towards telephone consultations for both new and follow-up patients during the COVID-19 pandemic,  more widespread... Read more

BASO Guidance

Posted 13 Apr 2020

Cancer surgery sustainability and recovery during COVID-19 pandemic

BASO has issued guidance for cancer surgery sustainability and recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here for the document. Read more

Effectiveness of Surgical and Cotton Masks in Blocking SARS–CoV-2

Posted 07 Apr 2020

A Controlled Comparison in 4 Patients

Background: During respiratory viral infection, face masks are thought to prevent transmission (1). Whether face masks worn by patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) prevent contamination of the environment is uncertain (2, 3). A previous... Read more

Proposal for a UK Head & Neck Oncology Collaborative

Posted 31 Mar 2020

Message from the President of BAHNO to members

We are all working in a period of unprecedented demand and there is no doubt that the management of many patients with head and neck cancer will have to be modified during the current COVID-19 crisis.  The ability for us to treat these patients will... Read more

Urgent cancer research needing H&N Surgeons

Posted 30 Mar 2020


Urgent Cancer Research needing H&N Surgeons. COVID SURG CANCER - a National/International cohort study has opened, assessing the impact of COVID19 on Surgery, and more specifically for us, on Head & Neck Surgery. Following the suspension of... Read more

Message from IFHNOS

Posted 30 Mar 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on IFHNOS

Dear Colleagues, From the massive catastrophe created by the Covid-19 Pandemic around the world, we all are in the midst of its impact on ourselves, our family and friends and our societies in general. The aftermath of this pandemic will last for... Read more

Guidance for reinsertion of TEP voice prostheses

Posted 25 Mar 2020

BAHNO proposed guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic

BAHNO recognises that the management of many patients with cancer will have to be modified during the current COVID-19 crisis.  One particulat group that may cause management dilemmas are those with voice prostheses. Please click here for the... Read more

Proposed guidance for laryngectomy surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted 24 Mar 2020

To UK Head and Neck MDTs

Please click here for the BAHNO proposed guidance for laryngectomy surgery during the COVID 19 pandemic Read more