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Ms Carrie Newlands

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon


Practices at: Mount Alvernia Hospital

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Personal Profile

Ms Carrie Newlands is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.

Training and Appointment 

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, with 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 has been the Co-Chair of the Regional Skin Cancer Specialist Multi-Disciplinary Team (2019 - 2021).

She is the co-author of the prestigious Oxford Specialist Handbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, first published in 2009 and second/ third editions published in 2015 and 2020.

Carrie has held several national posts including:

  • Lead for Skin Cancer Surgery for the British Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) at the Royal College of Surgeons 2014 to 2016
  • Editorial Advisor to British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2012 - current
  • Invited member of Intercollegiate Board of Examiners for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, writing questions and standard setting for the specialty. In 2014 she was appointed Chair of the OMFS MCQ 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, 2019-
  • Author and co-author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. Carrie is the author of the lead chapter, “Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer” in the UK Consensus Guidelines in Head and Neck Cancer, which was originally published in 2011, was subsequently updated by her and a team in 2016 and which she contributed to in 2021 update
  • 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.” This prize was given by the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS), at the Royal College of Surgeons
  • She worked from 2016-2021 with the British Association of Dermatologists, co-authoring and updating the internationally recognised guidelines on basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers
  • Carrie delivers educational talks to local dentists and doctors as well as lecturing to national and international groups
  • During the Covid pandemic, Carrie Newlands gave regular national teaching webinars on managing patients with skin cancer. This has been 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 was awarded the BAOMS National Trainers' Trainer of the Year in 2020, following nomination by the regional trainees.

Current Practice

Carrie specialises in the management of facial skin lesions, and in oral mucosal problems.  Her specialist areas of interest include removal of facial skin lesions including skin cancers, and reconstruction (over 400 cases treated annually). She also looks after patients who have oral medicine problems (conditions of the skin inside of the mouth) and those who need surgical removal of wisdom and other teeth; or have salivary gland problems.

Clinical Interests

  • Removal of facial skin lesions including skin cancers, and reconstruction
  • Removal of wisdom teeth
  • Management of facial skin lesions
  • Treatment of oral mucosal problems
  • Salivary gland problems.

Professional Memberships


British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

British Medical Association 

Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh  

General Dental Council 

General Medical Council


Current NHS Post

Royal Surrey County Hospital


Research Interests

  • Excision margins in basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
  • Sentinel node biopsy in skin cancer of the head and neck
  • The role of radiotherapy in skin cancer treatment.


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