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Welcome to the Specialist Library for ENT and Audiology

The Specialist Library for ENT and Audiology is a unique resource that aims to provide healthcare professionals with access to the best available evidence in ENT, audiology and thyroid disorders. Patients, carers and the general public are welcome to use this site, but may wish to visit NHS Direct Online first.

The Specialist Library uses transparent and systematic methods to identify content and is updated regularly. Further information regarding the library’s development strategy is available here. We welcome feedback from you to ensure that the library is as useful and user-friendly as possible.

First visit to the Library? Please take a look at our help page for tips on using the Library effectively. You can also sign up for our free bi-monthly e-newsletter of recent additions and forthcoming events.

Latest News

View the latest update of recent additions to the Library
11/11/08 Recently added guidelines, systematic reviews and forthcoming events
An ENT workforce for the future - who where and how
03/11/08 Report of a consensus meeting held on 4th September at the Royal College of Surgeons.
NICE guidance on cochlear implants - notice of appeal
22/10/08 NICE has received an appeal against the Final Appraisal Determination and Guidance on this technology, to be heard on 26th November 2008.
New Cochrane Review - Daily dosages of amoxicillin with or without clavulanate for acute otitis media
17/10/08 The Cochrane Library 2008 Issue 4
New Cochrane Review - Grommets for recurrent acute otitis media in children
17/10/08 The Cochrane Library 2008 Issue 4
New Cochrane Review - Antiviral therapy for Ramsay Hunt syndrome in adults
17/10/08 The Cochrane Library 2008 Issue 4
NICE guidance on surgical management of children with otitis media with effusion
13/10/08 NICE has issued guidance on surgical management of children with OME
New Clinical Knowledge Summary on chronic suppurative otitis media
10/10/08 Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) Service
Revised version of NHSP Protocol for tympanometry in babies
10/10/08 Newborn Hearing Screening Programme revised protocol
ENT Services 2008 guidance now available
08/10/08 ENT.UK has published its guidance on the provision of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery services in England.

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