Neuroanaesthesia 

The Department is responsible for the provision of anaesthetic services to four operating theatres  and the interventional MRI operating suite.   In addition, the department also provides anaesthetic support for the Neuroradiology Department. The total caseload for 2014, including emergencies, exceeded 5,400 cases.  The department now has fifteen substantive consultant anaesthetists.

Consultant anaesthetists  are responsible for both the Surgical and Medical Intensive Care Units as well as having a major input into the Pain Management Unit. The department also leads the Acute Pain Service, an important facet of anaesthetic practice.  The department also has responsibility for the critical care outreach team which allows continuing care when patients are discharged from the Intensive Care Units to the general wards. Similarly, the tracheostomy team, which includes physiotherapists, anaesthetists and speech and language therapists has revolutionised the care of patients with airway problems. The recently established Neuromuscular Complex Care Centre also receives anaesthetic input [LINK slide 47-49].

Education is a fundamental role of the department. In addition to providing core training in all aspects of neuroanaesthetic and neurocritical care practice for anaesthetists, additional training for those who wish to pursue a career in neuroanaesthesia is ensured by the provision of five Clinical Fellow posts (which are popular and keenly contested).  

Dr Ian Appleby
Consultant

Dr Nicholas Hirsch

Dr Nicholas Hirsch
Consultant

Dr Jeremy Radcliffe

Dr Jeremy Radcliffe
Consultant

Dr Chris Taylor

Dr Chris Taylor
Consultant

Dr Gordon Bird
Consultant

Dr Javid Khan
Consultant

Dr John Orr

Dr John Orr
Consultant

Dr Mary Newton

Dr Mary Newton
Consultant

Dr Michelle Leemans

Dr Michelle Leemans
Consultant

Dr Paul Nandi
Consultant

Dr Sally Wilson

Dr Sally Wilson
Consultant

Dr Yogen Amin
Consultant

Dr Ian Appleby Neuroanaesthesia, Surgical Intensive Therapy Unit - Tavistock Neurosurgical
Dr Nicholas Hirsch Neuroanaesthesia, Neurocritical care, Medical Intensive Therapy Unit - Harris Neuromedical
Dr Katharine Hunt Neuroanaesthesia
Dr Jeremy Radcliffe Neuroanaesthesia, Surgical Intensive Therapy Unit - Tavistock Neurosurgical, Neurocritical care, Medical Intensive Therapy Unit - Harris Neuromedical
Dr Chris Taylor Neuroanaesthesia, Neurocritical care, Medical Intensive Therapy Unit - Harris Neuromedical
Dr Gordon Bird Neuroanaesthesia
Dr Javid Khan Neuroanaesthesia
Dr John Orr Neuroanaesthesia
Dr Lila Dinner Neuroanaesthesia
Dr Mary Newton Neuroanaesthesia
Dr Michelle Leemans Neuroanaesthesia, Pre-operative Assessment Centre (Queen Square)
Dr Paul Nandi Neuroanaesthesia
Dr Sally Wilson Neuroanaesthesia, Surgical Intensive Therapy Unit - Tavistock Neurosurgical, Neurocritical care
Dr Ugan Reddy Neuroanaesthesia, Medical Intensive Therapy Unit - Harris Neuromedical
Dr Valpuri Luoma Neuroanaesthesia
Dr Yogen Amin Neuroanaesthesia

 Contact details

Neuroanaesthesia
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Maktoum Theatres - BOX 56,
Queen Square,
London, WC1N 3BG.

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 4711

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 4711
Fax: 020 3448 4734
Email: shakira.bennell@uclh.nhs.uk

Service manager - Ian Appleby
Email: shakira.bennell@uclh.nhs.uk

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