Welcome to the e-lefENT Project - a dedicated virtual learning environment of Otorhinolaryngology resources, designed by the specialty for training and revalidation in ENT. The e-lefENT Project has been developed with the initial support of the Department of Health, the current project is owned by ENTUK and supported by an educational grant from Medtronic

The aim of the project is to provide an electronic learning initiative for Otolaryngologists in training, with an emphasis on interactivity. All aspects of the ISCP curriculum will be addressed through the different component sections of the platform. It is intended that the platform will provide a blended learning strategy for trainees to prepare for their exam and enhance the ability to apply their knowledge in the virtual clinical setting. All the materials have been authored and edited by a team of experts with a view to providing current relevant evidence-based practice wherever possible. The site over time will become increasingly populated with interesting and valuable educational resources to compliment the training of Otolaryngologists and enhance the continued professional development of existing Otolaryngologists. We hope that you enjoy the materials available and encourage you to feedback to the project executive to help us enhance and improve the individuals' learning experience.

We wish to extend our thanks to all our contributors and a special mention must go to those involved in the e-lefENT project's initial build/development, to the Section Editors and to the Editorial Executive for their commitment and hard work.

Many more of you as Members of ENTUK will have an opportunity to contribute in the coming year with your enthusiasm, expertise and innovative ideas for education in an electronic learning environment - we warmly welcome you to do so.

Victoria Ward

Editor in chief e-lefENT Project