Dr Linda Carrie Newlands

Carrie Newlands

Oral and maxillofacial surgery


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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

About me

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 and held the post of Clinical Director from 2006 to 2010. In 2007, 2010 and 2012, she received an NHS Clinical Excellence award the most recent a 5-year award at National Level " in recognition of her sustained contribution to the NHS". This was renewed again in 2016.
Carrie is the current Co-Chair of the Regional Skin Cancer Specialist Multi-Disciplinary Team 2019-.
She is the co-author of the prestigious Oxford Specialist Handbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, first published in 2009 and with the second edition published in 2015. A third edition has been written and is due out in 2020.
Carrie has held several national posts including:
•Lead for Skin Cancer Surgery for the British Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons at the Royal College of Surgeons.
•Editorial Advisor to British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
•Invited member of Intercollegiate Board of Examiners for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, writing questions and standard setting for the specialty and in 2014 was appointed Chair of the 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 is currently Chair of the OMFS FRCS Examination Board.
•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.
•In 2012, she was awarded the BAOMS Surgery Prize, “A prize and medal awarded annually, which will be considered 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.”, by the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, at the Royal College of Surgeons.
•She is presently working with the British Association of Dermatologists, 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 Newlands is carrying out regular national teaching webinars on managing patients with skin cancer. This is to help other surgeons progress their knowledge, at a time when surgical training and education have needed to be de-prioritised in day to day NHS practice.
She maintains an interest in all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including the removal of wisdom teeth, specializing in the management of facial skin lesions, and in oral mucosal problems.

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Removal of facial skin lesions including skin cancers, and reconstruction (over 600 cases treated annually). Oral medicine (management of conditions of the oral mucosa). Surgical removal of wisdom and other teeth. Salivary gland problems.

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