Professor Paul Gregg

Professor Gregg is Emeritus Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. He is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgical Science at University of Durham and is Vice Chair at the National Joint Registry Steering Committee from 2002 to 2014. He is also Orthopaedic Advisor for Ramsay Healthcare.

Engaging the researchers of tomorrow

The Bart’s and the London Medical School held a careers fair on the 18th of March. Director of NFORC, Professor Iain Hutchison and a team of NFORC researchers spoke to medical students about the importance of surgical research. NFORC is paving the way for head and neck research in the UK and is committed to making it an integral part of medical practise in the future.

SEND

Title  The role of selective neck dissection used electively in patients with early oral squamous cell carcinoma (tumour stage T1 and T2) and no clinical evidence of lymph node metastases in the neck
Acronym  SEND
Study Type Prospective Randomised Controlled Trial
Status  In follow-up
Funding  Cancer Research UK, Saving Faces – The Facial Surgery Research Foundation
Ethics NRES Committee North East – Northern & Yorkshire (ref: 06/MRE03/69)

UPDATE 27/07/15: This trial is now closed to recruitment. We will be publishing the results in the near future. Please check back soon or contact us for more information.

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National audit of wisdom teeth (3rd molars) underway

The National 3rd Molar Audit (N3MA) is now underway in oral surgery departments around the country. Impacted wisdom teeth, where the teeth do not have enough space to emerge in the correct position, causes a pain and complications to thousands of people, mostly in their 20’s. The personal, medical and economic impact is not well understood. The surgical treatment of the third molar is one of the priority areas identified by The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) for a national audit.

The audit will record patient’s symptoms and details of treatment as well as following-up with patients three months later to assess their wellbeing and how satisfied they are with treatment they receive. You can read more on the study here.