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

I have been an NHS Consultant for 15 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 600 skin cancer operations per year. Other areas of specialism include the surgical removal of teeth and wisdom teeth, mouth lumps and bumps and mouth skin conditions, salivary gland lumps and conditions, and the management of jaw disproportion. 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.

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

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, 2012 and 2016 the most recent, a renewal of a five-year award at National level in recognition of my sustained and dedicated contribution to the NHS.

I have held 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 2015 and with a third edition underway in 2019.

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:

Co-organiser, with my colleague Cyrus Kerawala, of the Royal Marsden Head and Neck Cancer Conference on Skin Cancers of the Head and Neck, held at the Royal College of Physicians, London, November 2015.   More information on this conference [pdf].

Invited organiser for the Dermatological Surgery symposium at the 2016 London Congress of the European Association for Cranio-maxillofacial surgery. I contribute regularly to the British OMF surgeons annual academic conference and in 2019 will chair the skin cancer symposium at this, as well as update the speciality on the exit FRCS examination.

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