The Society of British Neurological Surgeons

Neurosurgical National Audit Programme

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Surgeon

Mr Alistair Jenkins MB, ChB, MD, FRCS
Professional Title Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon
GMC Number 2547356
Personal Email
Secretary Sarah Barwick 0191 282 5516 sarah.barwick@nuth.nhs.uk
SBNS Member? Yes

Hospitals

Training


MB, ChB Glasgow 1980

FRCS Edinburgh 1984

MD Glasgow 1990

1990

Glasgow University 1975-80

Research Registrar Glasgow 1984-86

Registrar Glasgow 1986-88

Senior Registrar Liverpool 1988-90

 

Professional Activity


Member of Council, Society of British Neurological surgeons (SBNS), 2004-08 and 2010-14

Treasurer, SBNS 2014- present

Society of British Neurological Surgeons

British Paediatric Neurosurgery Group

British Neurovascular Group

British Interventional Group

British Functional and Stereotaxic Neurosurgery Group

 

Expert witness in several hundred cases, general, vascular and paediatric neurosurgery

Clinical Activity


Neurovascular and skull base

Paediatric including cranial and spinal tumours

Neuro-oncology

Functional/epilepsy/pain including stimulation and trigeminal neuralgia

Senior surgeon and deputy Head of Department

Research


Cerebrovascular research to MD

Epilepsy surgery

 

Outcome Report

SBNS
Understanding activity pie charts


What does the Consultant activity pie chart show?

The Consultant activity pie charts represent the total number of elective (planned) finished consultant episodes (FCEs) and non-elective (emergency) finished consultant episodes. A finished consultant episode usually represents the care of a single patient from admission to discharge.

Please note that for Consultants who provide both adult services for patients older than 17 years and paediatric services for patients 16 years old and younger there are two outcome reports.

Elective Procedural Case-mix and Case Volume
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SBNS
Understanding mortality funnel plot charts

What does the Consultant funnel plot chart show?

The Hospital Consultant mortality funnel plot represent the total number of elective (planned) finished consultant episodes (FCEs) and non-elective (emergency) finished consultant episodes. A finished consultant episode usually represents the care of a single patient from admission to discharge.

The mortality presented here is for three years: April 2014 – March 2017. Please note that for Consultant who provide both adult services for patients older than 17 years and paediatric services for patients 16 years old and younger there are two outcome reports.

The horizontal yellow line represents the national average mortality. The solid black lines above and below the yellow line are the control limits. The upper control limit represents the highest expected mortality rate. The Consultant's outcome is highlighted in magenta.

30 Day Risk Adjusted Elective Procedural Mortality
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The outcomes of this consultant are within the expected range

Understanding the risk-adjusted mortality rate

Risk adjustment (or case-mix adjustment) takes into account patient risk factors to calculate a predicted mortality rate. This means that hospitals or consultants who see higher risk patients have their mortality rate adjusted to account for the factors that put these patients at greater risk.

Understanding the 'funnel plot' diagram

The funnel plot displays the risk-adjusted elective procedural mortality ratio for each consultant plotted against the expected number of mortalities for that consultant. The expected number of mortalities for each consultant will vary depending on the number of procedures they have performed and the risk profile of the patients they have treated. The horizontal yellow line represents the expected ratio. The solid black line above the chart is known as a ‘control limit’. This control limit represents the highest expected mortality rate. Risk-adjusted rates appearing beneath this line are within the normal range.

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