Professor Winter is currently the Head of Department for the Oxford University NHS Trust Head and Neck Service. 

He continues to be involved with a number of  National advisory positions. Being involved in National policy forums allows Professor Winter to provide the most up to date information for you as a patient. He feels that being actively involved in these positions helps him to provide the best care for all of the patients he treats.

Examples of positions he has been appointed to:


Clinical Lead for Head and Neck Surgery at Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, see here.


He is a member of the ENT-UK Head and Neck Council
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[National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence]

He is an Expert Adviser for NICE – Centre for Clinical Practice.

He was a member of the guideline development group for the guidelines:

Cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract. Update. FDG PET-CT scans to inform decisions about surgery after radical chemoradiotherapy. 
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Cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract: assessment and management in people aged 16 and over. NICE guidelines [NG36].
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NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland 
He was a reviewer on the following guidelines:

Is transoral robotic surgery (TORS) clinically and cost-effective for the diagnosis of head and neck cancer of unknown primary?  
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Is transoral robotic surgery (TORS) clinically and cost-effective for the treatment of oropharyngeal and supraglottic laryngeal cancers?
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NHS England
He contributed to the policy:

Clinical Commissioning Policy: Robotic assisted trans-oral surgery for throat and voice box cancers. Reference: NHS England: 16008/P. 
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He has been a member of the DAHNO expert panel and was involved in producing the initial surgeon level outcome reports.

He is regularly invited to speak at national and international meetings. Past examples include:

  • Head & Neck Annual Meeting: Evidence base – Management of Malignant Salivary Tumours Meeting
  • British Association of Head and Neck Oncology Nurses (BAHNON) – Advances in Head & Neck Cancer: Technology & Treatments
  • British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology (BACO)
  • International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) World Tour
  • Minimally Invasive HN Surgery Symposium, Royal College of Physicians
  • Da Vinic Transoral Robotic Cadaveric Course
  • Annual Royal Marsden Head and Neck Conference
  • Controversies in Head and Neck Cancer Management
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