Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care 

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 eighteen 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.

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 Jeremy Radcliffe

Dr Jeremy Radcliffe
Anaesthetic Lead MITU

Dr Katharine Hunt
Consultant

Dr Chris Taylor

Dr Chris Taylor
Consultant

Dr Gordon Bird
Consultant

Dr Javid Khan
Consultant

Dr Martin Smith
Consultant

Dr Michelle Leemans

Dr Michelle Leemans
Consultant

Dr Sally Wilson

Dr Sally Wilson
Consultant

Dr Valpuri Luoma

Dr Valpuri Luoma
Consultant

Dr Yogen Amin
Consultant

Dr John Orr

Dr John Orr
Consultant

Dr Mary Newton

Dr Mary Newton
Consultant

Dr Paul Nandi
Consultant

Dr Robert John
Consultant

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

 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: MeiYin.Chan@uclh.nhs.uk

Service manager - Dr John Orr
Email: MeiYin.Chan@uclh.nhs.uk

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