Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care 

 

The department has recently expanded and now has twenty substantive consultant anaesthetists as well as 22 trainee doctors.  It is responsible for the provision of anaesthetic services in the 6 newly refurbished operating theatres and the interventional MRI operating suite. The department also provides anaesthetic services in the Neuroradiology Department; in its 2 angiography suites and one of the MR scanners. In March of 2018 we launched a 7 day mechanical thrombectomy service to treat acute stroke patients in the neuroradiology department.  We are also able to treat subarachnoid haemorrhage patients over the weekends as part of this service.

Consultant anaesthetists  are responsible for both the Surgical and Medical Intensive Care units. 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.  The department is also responsible for the running of the Pre-assessment and sleep study services.

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).

In 2016 The Department of Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care was proud to receive the coveted Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation from the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

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The process presented a positive challenge for our department, providing the opportunity to work as a team to update and improve standards of care. We confirmed through external audit and peer review by the RCOA, that we meet and exceed quality control expectations to provide excellent clinical care.”

Dr Ian Appleby
Consultant

Dr Jeremy Radcliffe

Dr Jeremy Radcliffe
Anaesthetic Lead MITU

Dr Katharine Hunt
Consultant

Dr Martin Smith
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 Sally Wilson

Dr Sally Wilson
Consultant

Dr Ugan Reddy
Lead Clinician SITU

Dr Valpuri Luoma

Dr Valpuri Luoma
Consultant

Dr Yogen Amin
Consultant

Dr Robert John
Consultant

Dr Ibukun Adedugbe
Consultant

Dr Toby Thomas
Consultant

Dr Eleanor Carter
Consultant

Dr Smita Bapat
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 Martin Smith Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Surgical Intensive Therapy Unit - Tavistock Neurosurgical, Neurocritical care
Dr Chris Taylor Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Medical Intensive Therapy Unit - Harris Neuromedical, Surgical Intensive Therapy Unit - Tavistock Neurosurgical, Neurocritical care
Dr Gordon Bird Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Medical Intensive Therapy Unit - Harris Neuromedical, Surgical Intensive Therapy Unit - Tavistock Neurosurgical, Neurocritical care
Dr Javid Khan 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 Michelle Leemans Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Pre-operative Assessment Centre (Queen Square)
Dr Sally Wilson Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Neurocritical care
Dr Ugan Reddy Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, 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 Robert John Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care
Dr Darreul Sewell Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care
Dr Ibukun Adedugbe Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Neurology and neurosurgery
Dr Toby Thomas Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Surgical Intensive Therapy Unit - Tavistock Neurosurgical, Neurocritical care
Dr Eleanor Carter Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Neurocritical care
Dr Smita Bapat Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Pre-operative Assessment Centre (Queen Square)

 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@nhs.net

Service manager - Dr John Orr
Email: meiyin.chan@nhs.net

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