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14 June 2021
Each year, outstanding examples of volunteering work are celebrated through the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS). Equivalent to an MBE, QAVS are the highest awards given to charities in the...
03 June 2021
The British Laryngological Association's popular podcast, BLA Connections: A Clear Voice, is now a year old and continues to go from strength to strength. In May 2020, during the first wave...
05 May 2021
The BLA welcomes Mr Guri Sandhu as incoming President from 1st May 2021. Mr Sandhu is a founding member of the BLA and current President of the Laryngology & Rhinology section at the RSM. He is a...
13 January 2021
ENT UK's response on vaccinations for COVID-19 Ignoring the Science (delayed second mRNA vaccine doses) puts frontline workers and all recipients at risk ENT UK and our...
10 November 2020
Message from the BLA President: I hope you are coping with the onset of the second wave of Covid-19 that is now beginning to affect us all. Earlier in the year, the BLA had written a tracheostomy...
16 June 2020
The British Voice Association (BVA) is the UK's 'voice for voice'. Our remit is the encouragement of a healthy voice, vocal skills and communication in such areas as the performing arts, business and...
02 June 2020
The BLA has worked with ENT-UK to produce a document on the next steps for laryngology as the Covid-19 pandemic slowly subsides.  Thank you to Taran Tatla Department of ENT-Head & Neck Surgery,...
07 May 2020
This document has been developed by RCSLT in response to the current coronavirus pandemic and the growing requests from speech and language therapists (SLTs) for a review of the use of SLT-led...
05 May 2020
As we are now hopefully over the main peak of Covid-19 infections from the first wave, it is likely we will have requests for advice from patients who are recovering from the virus.  The attached...
27 April 2020
This UK national service evaluation aims to assess the effects of tracheostomy in patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and mechanically ventilated on weaning, time with mechanical ventilation and ITU...
03 April 2020
It is likely that in the near future that we will be called upon to carry out tracheostomy procedures on Covid-19 patients who require prolonged ventilation.  The BLA and ENT-UK agree that this would...
03 April 2020
Please find a document attached, produced by Hannah Chambers, one of our speech therapists at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.  Carrying out swallowing and oromotor assessments have been particularly...
03 April 2020
During the current Covid-19 epidemic, I am sure we have all had restrictions on the type of surgical work we can carry out.  ENT-UK has been working with the RCS to establish priority categories for...
30 March 2020
Created and Supported by the Airway and Swallowing Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Contributors: Noah P. Parker, MD, Indiana University, Bradley A. Schiff,...
30 March 2020
This document aims to provide guidance to EU/EEA healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control measures during the management of suspected and confirmed cases of...
30 March 2020
Adapted from Pandemic Influenza: Guidance for Infection prevention and control in healthcare settings 2020 Issued jointly by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Public Health Wales (PHW...
25 March 2020
New information is coming out on a daily basis, and we will endeavour to keep you up to date with the latest guidance. Here is an article on Bloomberg about the risk to surgeons:   https://www....
24 March 2020
Framework for open tracheostomy in COVID-19 patients Tony Jacob MSc., FRCS, FRCS(ORL-HNS) Consultant ENT & Head and Neck Surgeon Department of ENT & Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital...
21 March 2020
The next few weeks will be a challenging time for us all.  The coronavirus is spreading rapidly throughout the UK, and I am sure that we have all been involved in the emergency planning taking place...
20 March 2020
Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment Editor's Note:  Faced with an unknown virus, sharing and collaboration is the best remedy. The publication of this Handbook is one of the best ways to...

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BLA Webinar: 'Laryngeal Sequelae of COVID-19: What have we learnt six months on?
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