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The United Kingdom Thyroid Multi-Disciplinary Team; a National Survey of Services and Comparison to Guidelines.
  • Anya Selwyn,
  • Jeremy Davis,
  • Robert Hone
Anya Selwyn
Medway Maritime Hospital

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Jeremy Davis
Medway Maritime Hospital
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Robert Hone
William Harvey Hospital
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Key Points: 1. We have identified ambiguity in the current guidance on thyroid MDT’s, and have also found nationwide variation in compliance with this. 2. We recommend: a. All surgeons undertaking thyroid surgery should complete a minimum of 20 thyroid procedures per year, and this should also form part of surgeons’ annual appraisal. b. All surgeons should contribute data to UKRETS (unless prevented by local legal frameworks) and this should form part of surgeons’ annual appraisal and be audited by individual MDT’s and regional cancer networks. c. Thyroid MDT’s should be held weekly where possible, with a minimum frequency of fortnightly. d. The core membership of a thyroid MDT (stand alone and joint) should include thyroid surgeons, specialist radiology, endocrinology, nuclear medicine, nurse specialists, histopathology +/- cytology and clinical oncology.
10 Mar 2021Submitted to Clinical Otolaryngology
16 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
16 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
02 Apr 20211st Revision Received
05 Apr 2021Submission Checks Completed
05 Apr 2021Assigned to Editor
15 Apr 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
29 Jun 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
06 Jul 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
15 Jul 20212nd Revision Received
17 Jul 2021Submission Checks Completed
17 Jul 2021Assigned to Editor
21 Jul 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
31 Jul 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
14 Aug 2021Editorial Decision: Accept
Jan 2022Published in Clinical Otolaryngology volume 47 issue 1 on pages 192-196. 10.1111/coa.13853