Trinity College Cambridge 1977 - 1980 London Hospital Medical College 1980 - 1983
Neurosurgical Registrar Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield 1988 - 1990 Research Fellow Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield 19090 - 1992 Neurosurgical Senior Registrar Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge 1993 - 1994 Spinal Fellow Walton Centre Liverpool 1995
Council Member Society of British Neurological Surgeons Senate member Complex Spine Clinical Reference Group Member United Kingdom Spine Societies Board
Society of British Neurological Surgeons British Association of Spine Surgeons Syringomyelia Interest Group
Spinal cases. Several years experience.
Spinal Neurosurgery Spinal cord tumours Syringomyelia and Chiari Malformations Minimally invasive surgery
Clinical Director Neurosciences
My main research interest has been in validating generic outcome measures for use in spinal procedures.
Maratos E, Trivedi R, Richards H, Seeley H, & Laing RJ. Psychological distress does not compromise outcome in spinal surgery. Br J Neurosurg 2012 Vakharia V Guilfoyle M Laing RJ Prospective study of outcome of foramen magnum decompressions in patients with syrinx and non-syrinx associated Chiari malformations. Br J Neurosurg 2012 26: 7-11 Guilfoyle M, Seeley H, Laing RJ. The Short Form 36 health survey in spine disease – validation against condition specific measures. Br J of Neurosurg 2009 23;401-405. Mannion R, Wilby M, Godward S, Lyratsopoulos G, Laing RJ. The Surgical Management of Metastatic Spinal Disease Prospective Assessment and Long Term Follow-Up. Br J Neurosurg 2007 21:593-598 Guilfoyle M, Ganesan D, Seeley HM, Laing RJ. Prospective Study of Outcomes in Lumbar Discectomy. Br J Neurosurg 2007; 21(4):1-7 Wilby MJ, Seeley HM, Laing RJ. Laminectomy for lumbar canal stenosis; a safe and effective treatment. Br J Neurosurg 2006; 20(6)391-395
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.
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.