Medical Intensive Therapy Unit - Harris Neuromedical 

The Neuromedical Intensive Therapy Unit (MITU) at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery is the only dedicated unit in the UK treating  neuromedical disorders. 

It has built up an unrivalled experience in managing both common and rare neurological diseases that require respiratory support and now treats approximately 150 patients per annum. It has an integrated multidisciplinary team which includes neurologists, anaesthetists, nursing staff, physiotherapists, speech therapists and dieticians.  All have special expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex neurological disorders including Guillain-Barré syndrome, status epilepticus, myasthenia gravis  and encephalitis. The unit has published extensively on its experience with treating acute neuromuscular failure and has the lowest world-wide mortality rates for a number of conditions. 

In addition it prides itself on the involvement of relatives in the overall management of the patient. Inevitably, some patients with severe disease may not be able to be weaned from mechanical ventilation and the unit runs a home ventilation service for such patients. The unit also runs the hospital’s plasma exchange service, which has increased enormously over the last few years due to the increasing recognition of the autoimmune nature of certain neurological conditions.

Conditions treated

  • Encephalitis
  • Status epilepticus
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Botulism
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome

 

Patient support services

Our anaesthetic and neurology consultants run a multidisciplinary team that includes specialist neuromedical nursing, pharmacist, physiotherapy services, speech and language therapy. Frequent liaison with patients and their relatives is a priority. 

Patient aftercare

Following discharge from Neuromedical ITU, patients are followed up on the general ward by the ITU team and a dedicated outreach team.

Dr Jeremy Radcliffe

Dr Jeremy Radcliffe
Anaesthetic Lead MITU

Dr Gordon Bird
Consultant

Dr Javid Khan
Consultant

Dr Ugan Reddy
Consultant

Dr Yogen Amin
Consultant

Dr Jeremy Radcliffe Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Medical Intensive Therapy Unit - Harris Neuromedical, Surgical Intensive Therapy Unit - Tavistock Neurosurgical, 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 Ugan Reddy Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Medical Intensive Therapy Unit - Harris Neuromedical, Surgical Intensive Therapy Unit - Tavistock Neurosurgical, Neurocritical care
Dr Yogen Amin Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Medical Intensive Therapy Unit - Harris Neuromedical, Neurocritical care

 Contact details

Intensive Care Unit - Harris Neuromedical
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
1st Floor Chandler Wing
Queen Square
London, WC1N 3BG

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 4718

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 3590
Fax: 020 3448 3590