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Organisation and provision of head and neck cancer surgical services in the United Kingdom: United Kingdom National Multidisciplinary Guidelines

  • F Stafford (a1), K Ah-See (a2), M Fardy (a3) and K Fell (a4)

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This is the official guideline endorsed by the surgical specialty associations involved in the care of head and neck cancer patients in the UK. This paper summarises the current state of play in the organisation and provision of head and neck cancer surgical services in the UK.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Address for correspondence: Francis Stafford, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, UK E-mail: frankstafford@btinternet.com

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Organisation and provision of head and neck cancer surgical services in the United Kingdom: United Kingdom National Multidisciplinary Guidelines

  • F Stafford (a1), K Ah-See (a2), M Fardy (a3) and K Fell (a4)

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