Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Neurocritical care fellowship programme
We offer a comprehensive neurocritical care fellowship for a minimum of 3 months full time. This is aimed at any of the following -
- single CCT ICM trainees in the ST6 special skills year
- dual ICM CCT ST8 special skills year trainees
- post CCT fellows from ICM or anaesthesia with an interest in neurocritical care
The curriculum is mapped to match the syllabus for special skills training for the CCT in Intensive Care Medicine, with additional opportunities to gain experience in neuroanaesthesia available.
Plymouth is the major trauma center for the south west and also the south west neurosciences center. This affords the opportunity to gain experience in the whole care package for patients with traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage, complex spinal surgery and space occupying lesions.
There is opportunity to gain experience with prehospital care, neuroradiology, interventional radiology, neuropsychology, post hospital rehabilitation, awake craniectomy surgery and major skull base surgery.
Senior trainees/Fellows are encouraged to engage in managerial activities including multidisciplinary team morbidity and mortality review, quality improvement projects, audit, and education including simulation based training.
The neurocritical care unit has a high admission rate and a consistently excellent SMR in relation to other UK ICUs.
For further information please contact Dr Jessie Welbourne