Training Fellowship

“the advancement of education for the public benefit in the science of neuroanaesthesia and neurointensive care”

Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Health Partners, the Academic Health Sciences Centre, and The Institute for Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge are pleased to offer the University of Cambridge Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Medicine. This PGCert is designed to enhance the non clinical skills of healthcare professionals and broaden their understanding of healthcare education, research, and leadership.

Further details about this novel, the exciting course can be found at:

We are now pleased to offer fellowships in neurocritical care combined with the PGCert commencing August 2017 or August 2018 for a period of 1 year. The Neurosciences Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at Addenbrooke’s Hospital is a mixed level 2/3 critical care unit which currently comprises 23 beds and is dedicated to the management of patients with acute brain injury and major trauma. The NCCU has an international reputation for the development and translation of research into clinical practice and works with a wide variety of national and international collaborators, particularly in the area of traumatic brain injury and neuroimaging, and is co-located with the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre.

NCCU serves three main clinical functions:

Provision of specialist neurointensive care facilities for regional (East of England) neurology, stroke and neurosurgical services to a population of 2.6 million.
Specialist neurointensive care and general intensive care for patients who are admitted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital’s 60-bed neurosciences unit. Intensive care for major trauma patients admitted to the East of England Major Trauma Centre at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
The unit is recognised by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (UK) for all levels of ICM training. Clinical Fellows work alongside speciality and academic trainees and come from a wide range of backgrounds, including anaesthesia, intensive care, neurosurgery, neurology, and emergency medicine. The posts provide an outstanding experience and learning opportunities in specialist neurocritical care and trauma care, as well as a good grounding in the more generic aspects of critical care.

We are also delighted to receive applications for 6, 12, or 24 month fellowships in neurocritical care, independent of the PGCert, which can begin at a variety of points throughout the year.

Please contact Dr Andrea Lavinio, NCCU Director, ([email protected]) for further information about the clinical posts and Dr Ronan O’Leary ([email protected]) for information about the PGCert.

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:

  1. Single CCT ICM trainees in the ST6 special skills year
  2. Dual ICM CCT ST8 special skills year trainees
  3. 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 ([email protected])

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square University College London Hospitals NHS Trust Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care Fellowship Programmes

We offer a fellowship programme with six posts offering positions from six months to a year , covering all aspects of Neuroanaesthesia and Pre-operative Care.  At Queen Square we offer all specialities within neurosurgery  including skull base, neuro oncology, epilepsy surgery, surgery for movement disorder surgery, complex spine and interventional radiology including a thrombectomy service. There are also opportunities to undertake a three month block of dedicated neurocritical care and also to work in both the neuromedical critical care unit and the Neuromuscular Care Centre, dedicated to the management of patients with neuromuscular disease.  The training is tailored to the RCOA CCT Advanced Training in Neuroanaesthesia, as well as incorporating aspects of the SNACC international fellowship guidelines.   We also offer the opportunity to develop skills in peri-operative medicine and for those who are interested additional time may be spent with either the neurophysiology or neuroradiology teams.  In addition to clinical attachments we are able to offer the opportunity to continue to develop skills and knowledge in medical education, quality improvement and management.

If you are interested in our fellowship programme, please contact Dr Sally Wilson via email [email protected] or telephone 020 348 4711

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery University College London Hospitals NHS Trust Clinical Fellows in Neurocritical Care

We offer dedicated Clinical Fellowship posts in Neurocritical Care. The Hospital has two Intensive Care Units and a High Dependency Unit providing one of the largest dedicated neurological critical care facilities in the UK. These posts involve the management of those intensive care patients with primary neurosurgical conditions, and are for 6 -12 months duration, depending on satisfactory progress and individual objectives.  There will be opportunities for audit and clinical research, and for some time to be allocated to neuroanaesthesia as appropriate.  These posts are recognised for training in the Intensive Care Medicine CCT program, and are suitable for trainees from a medical or anaesthetic background.

Due to a high level of interest in these posts we welcome expressions of interest throughout the year.

For further information please contact Dr Javid Khan via email [email protected] or telephone 020 3448 4711.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Neuroanesthesia Fellowship

The UTSW Neuroanesthesia Fellowship is a 12-month program designed to train anesthesiologists in the subspecialty of neurosurgical anesthesiology.  The curriculum includes training in operative neurosurgical anesthesiology, neurocritical care, intraoperative neuromonitoring, neurology/stroke medicine, vascular neurosonology, & neuroradiology.  The goal of the fellowship is to create academically viable neuroanesthesiologists to care for a complex and growing population of neurosurgical patients.

A 24-month program combining Neuroanesthesiology & Neurocritical Care Training is available for those applicants interested in becoming Certified Neurointensivists through a UCNS-Accredited Neurocritical Care Program (

UTSW Neurocritical Care:

For further information, please contact Dr. McDonagh UT Southwestern Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management 5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX  75390-9068 Phone: 214.648.7837 Fax: 214.648.7660

Fellowship Coordinator Email: [email protected]

Neuroanaesthesia Fellowship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (QEHB)

We offer a twelve month Neuro Anaesthesia Fellowship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (QEHB). This post is in association with the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham, and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

This is an excellent opportunity for post CCT/post FRCA trainees to attain advanced skills in neuro-anaesthesia at 3 different centres within the same city.

This fellowship offers a senior trainee unrivalled exposure to neuro anaesthesia, along the entire patient pathway from initial surgical decision making, and pre-operative assessment, to the conclusion of definitive care and neuro critical care. It would incorporate nine months of neuroanaesthesia and two months of neuro critical care, including neuromedical critical care. The training is structured according to the RCOA 2010 CCT Advanced Training in Neuroanaesthesia.

We have a daily-dedicated neurosurgical emergency theatre, 2 cranial theatres and 2 spinal theatres. We also have a dedicated interventional neuroradiology suite with daily sessions and a well established, consultant delivered neuroanaesthesia pre-op clinic. The critical care unit at QEHB is divided into neurosurgical, trauma and burn, medical and cardiac areas together forming the largest single unit in the country.

Please contact Dr Naginder Singh for further information: [email protected]

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Neuroanaesthesia Fellowship

The Neuroanaesthesia fellowship at St. George’s Hospital is a 12-month program designed to train outstanding specialists in the subspecialty of neurosurgical anaesthesia. The training is directed at those post-CCT or the end of their anaesthesia training. This programme is ICPNT accreditated. The curriculum is mapped to RCOA CCT Advanced Training in neuroanaesthesia and the SNACC international fellowship.

The St George’s Hospital Atkinson Morley Neurosurgical Unit is a leading UK centre for adult and paediatric neurosurgery. It is an internationally renowned hospital for neurology, neurosurgery, neurorehabilitation and stroke services. We are recognised as a Tessa Jowell Centre of excellence.

St George’s University Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust is one of the largest healthcare providers in the UK. It is the regional specialist centre for 3 million people across southwest London, Surrey and Sussex and a designated trauma centre. It is one of the few sites in the UK to provide such a diversity of anaesthetic experience on one site. It is the primary teaching hospital in the Southwest London sector and has strong links with regional district general hospitals, supporting significant training programme for junior doctors who rotate through the Trust. 

The Neuroanaesthesia department provides anaesthesia for major spinal surgery,  major neurovascular procedures including clipping of intracranial aneurysm,  endoscopic pituitary surgery, craniotomy for various tumours including awake and sitting craniotomy, surgery for craniocervical disorders, posterior fossa surgery, epilepsy surgery, emergency neurosurgical cases and paediatric neurosurgery. The unit also has comprehensive neuroradiology facilities, including CT, MRI, and angiography suites for diagnostic and therapeutic spinal and intracranial interventional neuroradiology procedures. St George’s also provides a 24hr mechanical thrombectomy service. We have a dedicated neurocritical care unit. 

Enquiries about the post may be directed to Dr Audrey Tan via email: [email protected]

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Neuroanaesthesia Fellowship

We are delighted to offer a twelve-month clinical Fellowship in Neuroanaesthesia at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. This post is aimed at suitably qualified anaesthetists (trainees at ST6 level or above).

Oxford is a world-renowned neurosurgical centre of both clinical and academic excellence. The John Radcliffe is a regional tertiary neurosurgical centre which serves a catchment area for approximately 2 million people in the Thames Valley. The Oxford neurosurgical department prides itself in providing world class care and pioneering techniques in neurosurgical practice, including the well-established deep brain stimulation service, skull base and pituitary service, epilepsy surgery and awake craniotomy for intra-axial brain tumours.

Oxford also provides a comprehensive neuroradiology service, with approximately 350 major diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed per year, including endovascular treatment of aneurysms and AVMs, embolization of tumours, angiography and angioplasty. It is an acute stroke thrombectomy centre, offering a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week service.

The fellow will provide anaesthesia and post-operative follow up for major neurosurgical cases. The fellow would learn to function as part of a multidisciplinary neuroscience team. There will be opportunities to practice evidence-based medicine and to participate in the development of clinical guidelines and protocols. Fellows will gain experience in learning how to teach trainees and will be actively encouraged to participate in tutorials and lecturing both at a local and national level. There will also be an opportunity to develop skills in neurointensive care, although this is primarily an anaesthesia fellowship.

At the end of this program, the graduating fellows should be skilled in performing preoperative assessment of patients with neurological and neurosurgical diseases, be capable of executing appropriate anaesthetic plans and be adept in the role of the neuro-perioperative physician.

All enquires should be sent to Dr Payashi Garry [email protected]