1987 B.Sc. First Class Honours Pharmacology University of London
1990 M.B., B.S. London (Barts) Merit in Surgery
1994 F.R.C.S. England
2001 Ph.D. University of Cambridge
2002 F.R.C.S. (Surg. Neurol.)
1984 - 1990 The Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital University of London
Registrar Level Training
February 1994 - August 1994
Junior Registrar to Prof. R.F.M. Wood, Mr. L.J. Chalstrey and Mr. D.L. Stoker
Professorial Surgical Unit, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London
Senior House Officer to Prof. D.A.C. Compston, Dr. I.M.S. Wilkinson,
Dr. C.M.C. Allen and Dr J.R. Hodges, Department of Neurology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
October 1994 - December 1994
Senior House Officer to Mr. D.G. Hardy, Prof. J.D. Pickard, Mr. A. Waters,
Mr. R. Macfarlane and Mr. P.J. Kirkpatrick, Department of Neurosurgery, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
1995 - 2002
Specialist Registrar in Neurosurgery to Mr. D.G. Hardy, Prof. J.D. Pickard, Mr. A. Waters, Mr. R. Macfarlane, Mr. P.J. Kirkpatrick and Mr. R.J.C. Laing, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge (from 1997 - 1999 Clinical Research Fellow, Academic Neurosurgery Unit, University of Cambridge)
Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Cambridge (2014-)
Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital (2003-)
NIHR Research Professorship (2014-)
Fellow and Director of Clinical Studies, Robinson College, University of Cambridge (2008-)
Neurosurgical Speciality Lead, Royal College of Surgeons of England (2013-)
Vice President of the European Association of Neurosurgeons
Treasurer of the International Neurotrauma Society
Associate Editor of Neurosurgery
Member of the Editorial board of Acta Neurochir, the European Journal of Neurosurgery
Chair of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons Trauma Group (www.britishneurotrauma.org)
Member of Council of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons
Co-founder and organiser of the British Neurosurgical Trainee’s Courses
Member of the Academic and Research Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member of the Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panel on Driving and Disorders of the Nervous System
Member of the Department of Health Clinical Advisory Group on Acute Care for Trauma and Trauma workforce planning Group
Member of the Trauma Audit Research Network Executive
Neurosurgical advisor for Headway
Member of the NICE head injury guidelines GDG
Neurosurgical advisor for the NICE (ICP monitoring)
Neurotrauma Lead Eastern Region Major Trauma Network
Co-Chair of the Eastern Head Injury Group (www.ehig.org.uk)
Member of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons
Member of the European Association of Neurosurgeons
Member of Trauma Audit Research Network
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Medical Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons - Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care
Royal Society of Medicine
United Kingdom Acute Brain Injury Forum
Expert witness – personal injury, medical negligence (including coroner’s inquests)
Specialist expertise in Neurotrauma (head injury)
Peter Hutchinson BSc (Hons), MBBS, PhD (Cantab), FRCS (Surg Neurol) is Professor of Neurosurgery, NIHR Research Professor and Head of the Division of Academic Neurosurgery within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge. He holds an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon post at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
He has a general neurosurgical practice with a sub-specialist interest in the management of neuro-trauma, specifically head and traumatic brain injury.
He has a track record in leadership including his current role as Royal College of Surgeons Neurosurgical Specialty lead for clinical trials and member of the Research board of the College, and previous appointment as Chair of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.
He is also a Vice-President of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, Chair of the British Neurotrauma Group and Neurosurgical Representative on the NICE head guidelines development group, Director of Clinical Studies at Robinson College and Chief Medical Officer for the Formula One British Grand Prix.
Neurotrauma lead for the Eastern Region Trauma Network and Major Trauma Network
Professor Hutchinson has a research interest in acute brain injury, utilising multimodality monitoring technology (measurement of pressure, oxygenation and chemistry) to increase the understanding of the pathophysiology of brain injury. He also leads the international RESCUE studies evaluating the role of decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury. He has co-authored over 200 publications (including Lancet and Brain) and been lead applicant in over £6m of grants (including MRC and NIHR). He is joint editor of the book “Head Injury – A Multidisciplinary Approach”.
He research is funded by an NIHR Research Professorship, the NIHR Cambridge BRC, MRC and EU.
Kirkpatrick PJ, Turner CL, Smith C, Hutchinson PJ, Murray GD; for the STASH Collaborators. Simvastatin in aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (STASH): a multicentre randomised phase 3 trial. Lancet Neurol. 2014 May 15. pii: S1474-4422(14)70084-5. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(14)70084-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24837690.
Timofeev I, Carpenter KL, Nortje J, Al-Rawi PG, O'Connell MT, Czosnyka M, Smielewski P, Pickard JD, Menon DK, Kirkpatrick PJ, Gupta AK, Hutchinson PJ. Cerebral extracellular chemistry and outcome following traumatic brain injury: a microdialysis study of 223 patients. Brain. 2011 Feb;134(Pt 2):484-94. Epub 2011 Jan 18. PubMed PMID: 21247930.
Helmy A, Carpenter KL, Menon DK, Pickard JD, Hutchinson PJ. The cytokine response to human traumatic brain injury: temporal profiles and evidence for cerebral parenchymal production. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2011 Feb;31(2):658-70. Epub 2010 Aug 18. PubMed PMID: 20717122.
Gallagher CN, Carpenter KL, Grice P, Howe DJ, Mason A, Timofeev I, Menon DK, Kirkpatrick PJ, Pickard JD, Sutherland GR, Hutchinson PJ. The human brain utilizes lactate via the tricarboxylic acid cycle: a 13C-labelled microdialysis and high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance study. Brain. 2009 Oct;132(Pt 10):2839-49. Epub 2009 Aug 20. PubMed PMID: 19700417.
Santarius T, Kirkpatrick PJ, Ganesan D, Chia HL, Jalloh I, Smielewski P, Richards HK, Marcus H, Parker RA, Price SJ, Kirollos RW, Pickard JD, Hutchinson PJ. Use of drains versus no drains after burr-hole evacuation of chronic subdural haematoma: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2009 Sep 26;374(9695):1067-73. PubMed PMID: 19782872.
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.