About Miss Carrie Newlands BDS, FDSRCS, MB BCh, BAO FRCSEd FRCS (OMFS)


I have been an NHS Consultant for 17 years, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since 1998.

Around 60% of my clinical time is spent with patients with skin cancer. I carry out over 400 skin cancer operations per year. I use my skin surgery skills to remove non-cancerous facial skin lesions outside the NHS, but I do not offer other forms of cosmetic surgery. My time in private practice is limited.

I am deeply committed to the NHS and spend the majority of my working time helping NHS patients and teaching surgeons who are training in the NHS. I am also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons Invited Review Mechanism. This is used when a healthcare organisation needs an external expert opinion on a service or on surgical standards and performance, if a concern has been raised.

I studied at Bristol University and Queens University in Belfast, gaining degrees in both Medicine and Dentistry. I was awarded several undergraduate Honours and Prizes. These included Distinctions in Pathology, Medicine and Surgery, The Oral Medicine Prize, and the Medical School Finals Medals in both Medicine and Surgery, and also in Psychiatry.

In 2020 I was nominated by the Regional OMFS Trainees in Kent Surrey and Sussex as The Trainer of the Year, and went on to be awarded this National Prize as voted for by the UK Training Programme Directors.

My Higher Surgical Training was initially in Northern Ireland at the Regional Plastic and Maxillofacial unit. I then continued my training at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, rotating to Brighton and Guildford.

I was admitted to the Specialist Register of the GMC in 2003 and was appointed as an NHS Consultant in Guildford the same year. I held the post of Clinical Director at The Royal Surrey County Hospital from 2006-2010.

In 2012, I was awarded the BAOMS Surgery Prize. This prize and medal, awarded annually, is awarded to a person or persons who are adjudged to have made a major contribution to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the widest sense, and is considered to be a high honour.

In 2013, I set up the RSCH Head and Neck Sentinel Node Biopsy service for patients with malignant melanoma with my colleague Mr Jacob D'Souza. More can be found at http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/melanoma/diagnosis/further-tests-for-melanoma

I have received NHS Clinical Excellence awards in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012, the most recent, a five-year award at National level in recognition of my sustained and dedicated contribution to the NHS.This was renewed in 2016.

I have held and hold several national posts including:

In 2012, I discussed with Roger Moore why he can raise one eyebrow on The One Show. [watch the YouTube video]

Research papers and publications

I have published extensively in the scientific literature. See the full list of my publications

I am co-author of the Oxford University Press Specialist Handbook in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, published in 2009, with a second edition in 2014 and the third published in 2020.

In 2014, I was an invited expert reviewer of the SIGN Guidelines on Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Recent Lectures

I am an invited speaker on skin cancer at a number of national and international conferences and events.

Recent lectures include:

Forthcoming lectures include.

  • ESTRO 2020/21 World Congress of Brachytherapy. The role of surgery in the management of lip cancers.

I am registered with the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council as Linda Caroline Newlands.