Neuroanaesthesia 

The Department is responsible for the provision of anaesthetic services to four operating theatres plus the newly commissioned interventional MRI operating suite. In addition, the department also provides anaesthetic support for the Neuroradiology Department. The total caseload for 2009 is likely to exceed 3,200 cases.

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. Recently the role of the department has expanded to include the setting up of an outreach team to allow 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.

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 Clinical Fellow posts (which are both popular and keenly contested).

Dr Ian Appleby
Consultant

Dr Nicholas Hirsch

Dr Nicholas Hirsch
Consultant

Dr Jeremy Radcliffe

Mr 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
Dr Nicholas Hirsch Neuroanaesthesia, Neurocritical care
Dr Katharine Hunt Neuroanaesthesia
Mr Jeremy Radcliffe Neuroanaesthesia, Neurocritical care
Dr Chris Taylor Neuroanaesthesia, Neurocritical care
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, Neurocritical care
Dr Ugan Reddy Neuroanaesthesia
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 - Katharine Hunt
Email: katharine.hunt@uclh.nhs.uk

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