Professor Linda Carrie Newlands

Professor Linda Carrie Newlands

Professor Carrie Newlands

Oral and maxillofacial surgery 04106584


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Carrie undertook her higher surgical training in Ireland, East Grinstead, Brighton, and Guildford. She was appointed as a Consultant to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford in 2003. In 2007, 2010 and 2012, she received an NHS Clinical Excellence award, in 2012 at National Level "in recognition of her sustained contribution to the NHS". This was renewed in 2016, and in 2021, was awarded at Silver level.
Carrie was the Network Chair of the Regional Skin Cancer Specialist Multi-Disciplinary Team 2019-2023.
She is the co-author of the prestigious Oxford Specialist Handbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, first published in 2009 and second/ third editions published in 2015 and 2020.

Carrie has held several national posts including:
Lead for Skin Cancer Surgery for the British Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) at the Royal College of Surgeons to 2016.
Editorial Advisor to British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2012-
Invited member of Intercollegiate Board of Examiners for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, writing questions and standard setting for the speciality and in 2014 was appointed Chair of the OMFS MCQ writing group for this exam, which senior trainees must pass to become a consultant.
Chair of the written examination of the FRCS of the Joint Royal Surgical Colleges for all the UK surgical specialities 2016 to 2019 and was Chair of the OMFS FRCS Examination Board, 2019-2022
Author and co-author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. Carrie is the Lead Chapter author, Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in the UK Consensus Guidelines in Head and Neck Cancer published in 2011 and has updated this chapter in 2016 and has co-authored the latest update.
In 2012, she was awarded the BAOMS Surgery Prize, a high honour, awarded to a person who is adjudged to have made a major contribution to OMFS in their early consultant career, by the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS), at the Royal College of Surgeons.
She worked from 2016 to 2021 with the British Association of Dermatologists, co-authoring and updating the internationally recognised guidelines on Basal Cell and Squamous Cell skin cancers.
Carrie delivers educational talks to local Dentists and Doctors, and lectures to national and international groups.
During the Covid pandemic, Carrie gave regular national teaching webinars on managing patients with skin cancer. This was to help other surgeons progress their knowledge, at a time when surgical training and education were difficult to deliver in day-to-day NHS practice.
She was awarded the BAOMS Trainers' Trainer of the Year in 2020, following nomination by the regional trainees.
In Nov 2021 she was elected by her peers to the Council of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
In 2023, she was appointed as Honorary Professor at the University of Surrey, and from 2024 has taken up a substantive role as Lead for Clinical Skills for the School of Medicine.

In September 2023, the Working Party on Sexual Misconduct in Surgery, which Carrie co-leads, published major research on the extent of this issue, which resulted in widespread media coverage. The Health and Social Care Committee announced on 13th September that there would be a parliamentary inquiry.

In 2023, The Royal College of Surgeons awarded her the Colyer Gold Medal, which is given from time to time, in recognition of " contributions to the profession or wider society through actions or discoveries." Also in 2023, the BAOMS awarded her the Down Surgical Prize, "a high honour, to be awarded to a person or persons who are adjudged to have made a major contribution to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the widest sense" which will be presented in 2024. She is the first woman to receive this award.

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Removal of facial skin lesions including skin cancers, and reconstruction with over 400 cases treated most years; Oral medicine (management of conditions of the oral mucosa); Surgical removal of wisdom and other teeth; Salivary gland problems.

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