MD Cambridge University FRCS (SN)
St Bartholomew's Hospital and Cambridge University 1980-1985
Charing Cross, Royal Free and Atkinson Morley's Hospitals as registrar and senior registrar neurosurgery. National Hospital, Queen Square as research fellow in stereotactic, epilepsy and functional neurosurgery
chairman of UK Exam Board in Neurosurgery JCIE 2015-2018
SBNS Royal College Surgeons of England
i give occassional medicolegal expert opinions in my areas of clinical expertise and experience
neuro-oncology skull base surgery trigeminal neuralgia Gamma Knife radiosurgery Cavernoma
Clinical Lead Radiosurgery, National Hospital, Queen Square
Clinical Director for Neurosurgery, Queen Square UCLH
Evaluation of radiosurgery techniques in metastatic and benign cerebral tumours. The indications for treatment in cerebral cavernomas.
Maurice-Williams RS, Kitchen ND. The scope of Neurosurgery for elderly people. Age and Ageing 1993; 22: 337-342. Powell J, Kitchen N, Heslin J, Greenwood R. Psychosocial outcomes at 18 months after good neurological recovery from aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2004 Aug;75(8):1119-24. Powell M, Kitchen N. The development of neurosurgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, England. Neurosurgery 2007 Nov;61(5):1077-90; discussion 1090. Toma AK, Papadopoulos MC, Stapleton S, Kitchen ND, Watkins LD. Conservative versus surgical management of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: a prospective double-blind randomized controlled trial: study protocol. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2012;113:21-3. doi: 10.1007/978-3-7091-0923-6_4. PubMed PMID: 22116416. K, Stuart I, Cope B, Kitchen N, Al-Shahi Salman R. Comparative studies of the diagnosis and treatment of cerebral cavernous malformations in adults: systematic review. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2013 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23371401.
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.