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Position Statement on the Legal Aspects of “Medical Manslaughter”

The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations view with great concern the recent and highly publicised instances of the criminal prosecution, for gross negligence manslaughter, of individual medical practitioners and other health professionals, notably with regard to Drs. Sellu and Rudling and the optometrist, Ms. Rose. 


ENT UK calls for HPV vaccination for boys

On Tuesday 29th May, ENT UK wrote to Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care calling on the government to end the discriminatory practice of only vaccinating girls. ENT surgeons are increasingly diagnosing cancer of the throat which evidence suggests is linked to a rise in HPV (human papilloma virus) related oropharyngeal malignancy.

The letter can be read below.



A soldier lost her ear in a car accident. So the doctors grew her a new one -- in her forearm

Shamika Burrage survived a near-fatal car accident two years ago, but not without losing something pretty important: her left ear.

Now, thanks to a novel procedure performed at an Army medical centre in Texas, Burrage is getting that ear back in a most unusual way.

Plastic surgeons harvested cartilage from Burrage's ribs to create a new ear and then grew it under the skin of her forearm. Then the doctors at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso successfully transplanted the ear from her arm to her head.



HPV UK update for May 2018

ENT UK is a member of the HPV Action collaborative partnership of 50 patient and professional organisations that advocates HPV vaccination for both boys and girls. The latest news update is below.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will make a decision on vaccinating boys (the Committee next meets on Wednesday 6th June 2018).