National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Trainees rotate through teaching and district general hospitals in north west London, as well as some specialist hospitals in central London


The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, also known as ‘Queen Square’ is quaternery referrals centre for neurological and neurosurgical services. The anaesthetic department has trainees from the Imperial, North-central and South-west rotations. There are 17 ST5-7 trainees on a 1 in 8 rota; providing two trainees at all times.

Clinical experience
The hospital has 200 beds, out of hours there is a neuromedical and neurosurgical SHO covering the wards, a trainee on ITU (who may be anaesthetic, medical or surgical as there base specialty) and two anaesthetic registrars ST5 or above. There is a 9 bedded surgical ITU, 5 bedded medical ITU and a 6 bedded HDU.

There is training experience available in all aspects of anaesthesia for neurosurgery. Advanced airway skills including awake fibre-optic intubation can be developed on spinal lists. Competencies can also be gained in out-of-theatre with anaesthetics being regularly given in the angiography suite and in the MRI.

Teaching for registrars is done on a weekly basis on Wednesdays and is given by the consultants. Every other week on Fridays there is a departmental journal club/ M & M meting which is trainee delivered.

The NHNN is based in Queens square in Bloomsbury. Nearest tubes are Russell Square and Holborn.

Lead consultant for audit: Dr John Orr
Rota Queries: (Theatre Administration Manager)

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Queen\'s Square, London WC1N 3BG
Dept 020 7829 8711 Fax 020 7829 8734 Switch 020 7837 3611
College Tutor Katharine Hunt
Department Admin Shakira Nahaboo
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