This will allow me to provide state-of-the-art treatments for my patients. 10. More training than service |  x  x Fellows will acquire an in-depth knowledge of skull base anatomy, lesions, and their management while participating in the evaluation, operation, and follow-up care of all patients in the service. Some will have done 10-20 cases independently. ", Yorkshire Paediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, August 2019 - August 2020, Current post (November 2020): Paediatric Neurosurgery Fellow, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, "This fellowship has provided me with ample opportunity to achieve the competencies required to be a paediatric neurosurgeon. 2 About equal |  x  x Disagree | 2 Our team of world-renowned neurosurgeons uses the most advanced surgical techniques to treat brain diseases and disorders. Overall rating Management of complex craniofacial injuries in partnership with allied specialties (Max-Fax, Plastics, ENT). In 2008 neurosurgery piloted the first national selection into a surgical subspecialty. I was exposed to all aspects of adult spine, which included elective degenerative spinal conditions, trauma, tumours (primary and secondary) including intradural, intramedullary and extramedullary, and infection. Based at: Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust ", Leeds Neurovascular Fellowship, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, January 2018 - January 2019, Current post (April 2019): Locum Consultant in Neurovascular and Skull Base Surgery, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, "This Fellowship provided me with a deep understanding of the micro-neurosurgical techniques and principles of neurovascular surgery. Experience with the expanded endoscopic endonasal approach. I contributed keeping information centralised and available to all the members of the team by building a customised internal database, which I have now also adapted and improved for my current position as an epilepsy fellow; I contributed to the imaging and neuropsychological planning of surgeries by building exhaustive 3D segmentation models of specific tumours and nearby structures, and by liaising with the speech and language therapists in the selection of tests to administer to patients with tumours in eloquent areas, according to the tumours’ locations and networks involved. Ability to perform the endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach. I’ve had the opportunity to manage a plentiful range of challenging cases, develop a thorough understanding of decisions underlying management strategies and on a daily basis perform operations in state-of-the-art theatres with impressive operative adjuncts (eg. Residents receive broad and comprehensive training in all neurosurgical domains, achieving confidence in the ability to independently diagnose and treat patients with all … The experience gained during this Fellowship enabled me to take up the post of Consultant Neurosurgeon with specialist interest in Skull Base Neurosurgery. I highly recommend this fellowship. Supervisor / Lead Consultant: Mr Laurence Watkins, Consultant Neurosurgeon Would you recommend this post to a colleague? Please go to the appropriate fellowship programme listed below for more information. At present the numbers will be very low and, whilst the Fellow will get to perform part of the procedure, their role will be largely restricted to being the assistant due to the complexity of the case and the very small numbers of these cases the Consultants themselves will be performing. The supervising neurovascular Consultants are truly remarkable in surgical and teaching skills. Strongly agree |  x  x 3 Please indicate the balance between service and training in your clinical activities: Fellowships and Grants Apply for a research grant, fellowship or awards. Fellows awarded Fellowship Certificate (dates of fellowship): A summary of final feedback from the six most recent completing fellows providing full feedback: How would you rate the Fellowship post overall, from 1-5? By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies. ", Salford Royal Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, October 2016 - July 2017 We currently have seven one year JCF posts, and are looking to extend this to more. Have ability to choose the best intervention from a range for skull base pathology. The aptly phrased 'Surgical Neurology' comes alive at Queen Square. Achieve full competency in the day-to-day management of elective and acute Neurovascular ward patients. This program is CAST-accredited. Would you recommend this post to a colleague? We are always keen to hear from centres interested in joining our network. During the Fellowship, attending the Endocrine-Neurosurgery joint  pituitary MDTs and clinics and Skull Base MDTs helped significantly to teach me the decision-making process in this complex field. About equal |  x  x Demonstrate ability to manage both operative and non-operative patients. The Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery (CSSS) is the designated regional speciality AOSpine Center for Spinal Surgery offering dedicated 24hr spinal on-call facilities. Independently perform posterior lumbar thoracic and cervical instrumented fusion, Perform under supervision minimally invasive spine surgery, Competent to independently manage full range of spinal trauma admissions seen at a world-class Level 1 Trauma Centre, Appreciation and development of subspecialty interests within spinal surgery to include, infection, MSCC, deformity, paediatric, Development of, and towards independent practice for readiness for appointment, Manage a spinal operating list at the level expected of a day one consultant, Manage a spinal outpatient clinic at the level expected of a day one consultant, Manage a spinal MDT at the level expected of a day one consultant, Manage the unselected emergency spinal take at the level expected of a day one consultant, Manage the ward rounds and ongoing care of spinal inpatients at the level expected of a day one consultant, Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion or disc replacement including corpectomy and anterior cervical plating (Performed: 40), Posterior cervical, thoracic and lumbar decompression (Performed: 60), Posterior cervical, thoracic and lumbar fixation including antlantoaxial fusion (Performed: 40), Intradural tumour resection (Performed: 5). ", Oxford Endoscopic Pituitary and Skullbase Neurosurgery Fellowship, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, August 2016 to July 2017 6. Competence in management of complications of subarachnoid haemorrhage including delayed cerebral ischaemia and hydrocephalus. Current (August 2017) post: Consultant Neurosurgeon, Southmead Hospital Bristol We would expect the fellow to be present for the majority of the paediatric operating cases, with a minimum presence for 2/3 cases - translating to at least 200 paediatric neurosurgery cases during their Fellowship year. Neither agree nor disagree | Stated learning outcomes: Disagree |  x ", Oxford Pituitary and Anterior Skullbase Senior Clinical Fellowship, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, August 2018 - July 2019, Current post (October 2019): Locum Consultant Neurosurgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, "The Fellowship has provided me with huge experience in the holistic management of pituitary disorders' both surgical and non-surgical management. 3. I managed to establish next day discharge service for pituitary surgery in our department, developed a patient information leaflet and organised the Leeds Endoscopic Skull base course. Overall rating (1=very poor, 5=very good) Neither agree nor disagree | The gallery below provides information about neurosurgery fellows under the Scheme. Should have completed two (at least one) departmental audits on neurooncology conditions. Submitted for publication at least one paper in a peer reviewed journal, work done in the fellowship. I had hands-on mentorship with abundant surgical opportunity and perpetual emphasis on further improvement, down to each micro-neurosurgical competency. National selection can be daunting, especially if you have been before without success. Perform craniotomy and evacuation of intracerebral haematoma, and clip ruptured intracranial aneurysm. Would you recommend this post to a colleague? 150 cases: pituitary (30-40), acoustic neuroma (10-20), Skull base meningiomata (30-40), other (epidermoid cyst / cholesteatoma / craniopharyngioma / Rathke’s cyst – 10-20), Gamma Knife radiosurgery (20-30), major combined anterior fossa/orbital approaches (10). Ability to run clinical trials and / or lab based academic research. In collaboration with Leeds University and with support of neurosurgery and ENT colleagues, I managed to establish a sponsored endoscopic hands-on cadaveric skull base course, which will be run every year at Leeds University. The good feedback I received from my patients confirmed to me they felt treated as individuals and each of them received the best and most contemporary treatment possible, according to their needs and expectations. Learning Outcomes They will tell you how to apply, if appropriate. Neurosurgical services The UK has 34 neurosurgical units, and most are situated in major cities, so you might be limited in choice if you want to work in a rural environment. Approaches to 4th ventricular tumour: Total: 2; Performed: 1 Interhemispheric approach to midline tumours: Total: 2; Performed: 1 1. I have had the opportunity to perform approximately 150 endoscopic and pituitary surgeries over the last year, including many extended endoscopic approaches, under expert supervision. By the end of the Fellowship, we would expect the fellow to have been Lead surgeon for an absolute minimum of: Craniotomy & excision of tumour (supratentorial or infratentorial): Total: 20-30; Performed: 5-10, Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy: Total: 5-10; Performed: 3-5, Neonatal VP shunt insertion: Total: 15-20; Performed: 5-15, Neonatal repair of meningomyelocoele: Total: 5-10; Performed: 2-5, Single Suture procedure for craniosynostosis: Total: 20-25; Performed: 5-10, Spasticity treatment - Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy & Insertion of Intrathecal baclofen pump: Total: 20-30; Performed: 5-10. Disagree | Should present at National & International meetings projects/research undertaken during his/her Fellowship. We advertise annually around January (the same time as national selection interviews). Stated learning outcomes: Number of main operations the fellow could expect to be involved in: Should have completed one departmental audit on spine related conditions. This fellowship provides a complete armamentarium of skills to make the transition to a consultant a comfortable experience, in the knowledge that you an provide first class care for your patients, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Please indicate the balance between service and training in your clinical activities: “I achieved all of the learning outcomes as specified in my learning agreement”. More service than training | Perform craniotomy and evacuation of intracerebral haematoma, and resect arterio-venous malformation. If you can't find the email please check your junk or spam folder and add no-reply@rcseng.ac.uk to your address book. (1=very poor, 5=very good) They will all be exposed and be involved in, and contribute operatively to over 100 cases. This allows JCFs to spend four months each in neurosurgery, trauma surgery, and orthospinal surgery. Strongly agree |  x  x More service than training | Information about your use of this site is shared with Google. Transsphenoidal resection of tumour/cyst – 10 to 20; Expanded endonasal approach (meningioma/chordoma/etc) – 2 to 5; Anterior circulation aneurysm clipping – 1 to 5; Percutaneous trigeminal rhizotomy – 5 to 10; Understanding of the holistic management of skull base and pituitary patients - both surgical and non-surgical. Agree |  x  x  x  x About equal |  x  x Queen Square Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, August 2018 to August 2020, Current Post (November 2020): RCS Senior Clinical Fellow, Salford Royal Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship, "I enjoyed this fantastic opportunity in Europe's busiest Deep Brain Stimulation, and UK's largest Functional Neurosurgery, Centre. Reviewing clinical decision for conservative and surgical management in outpatient clinics. The Cleveland Clinic Department of Neurosurgery offers a one-year fellowship position in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. During this year - by attending theatre lists, clinics, and the joint pituitary MDTs - I have developed decision-making skills and very good endoscopic surgical skills to perform at a junior consultant level. 7. Practical (Clinical and Technical) Skills: Formulates sensible management plan in clinic and wards including patient selection for surgery, troubleshoots any post-operative issues, effectively participates in MDT meetings, plans surgical target using planning software, able to independently carry out the procedure. Mostly service | 4 2 Of which approx 5-10 will be minimally invasive. Fellowships typically span one to two years. meningiomas, vestibular schwannomas, other less common lesions, and to deal with their potential complications. During the time I spent in post I helped develop the 24 hour discharge protocol thus facilitating the safe early discharge of post op pituitary patients. Ask the supervisor/lead consultant if or when there is a vacancy for a fellow. I have improved my skills in this field significantly and gained confidence in decision-making and operating independently. The post-holder develops outstanding communication skills. Strongly disagree | I am sure I will be able to apply what I have learned to my own practice as a neurovascular consultant. Inquiries regarding post-residency training in any of the subspecialty areas may be directed towards faculty in that specific area. SDOPS- Competency level 3: Far lateral posterior fossa craniotomy. Approval period: November 2020 - October 2023 2. More service than training | 3 2. Clinical competencies to be achieved: Based at: North Bristol NHS Trust Agree |  x The Fellow expected to perform 3-5 of these procedures as primary operating surgeon, dependent on the Fellow’s surgical experience and the location of the cavernoma within the brain. Exposure to all major spinal pathology, complex reconstructive spinal surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery and anterior as well as posterior spine approaches. Be able to interpret imaging studies and endocrine blood test results and establish an appropriate differential diagnosis. 4. 5  x  x Number of main operations the fellow could expect to be involved in: Information being requested. Ability to manage patients with brain tumours independently, thus able to take up independent consultant subspeciality practice. 3. Competence in counselling pre-operative patients on treatment options. Distinguished Lectures/Visiting Professors; Residency Application Process; Resident Awards & Publications ; Resident Wellness; Current Trainees; Fellowship; Research Efforts; … Competence in mapping techniques during tumour surgery, Enhance microsurgical & Endoscopic skills, Maximize the use of Neuronavigation & Ultrasound during tumour surgery. Service: Training Balance Ability to understand neuroncology and gamma knife services and to work within MDT teams. Neither agree nor disagree |   In 2020 three doctors from Oxford Neurosurgery were successful at Neurosurgery National Selection, ... (improvement.neurosurgery@ouh.nhs.uk) or find an advert on NHS Jobs. Have knowledge of the management choices for patients with complex hydrocephalus. To have had an exposure to skull-base and craniofacial surgical access: including standard variations of fronto-basal, fronto- orbital, trans-zygomatic, infratemporal, trans-temporal, far-lateral and transmaxillary approaches. Have knowledge of the breadth and extent of endoscopic surgery for complex hydrocephalus and arachnoid cysts. Highly recommended. Mostly training |   2. How would you rate the Fellowship post overall, from 1-5? Further Information. Have knowledge of the breadth and extent of endoscopic approaches to the skull base, in anatomical and pathological aspects. Demonstrate safe and evidence based selection of patients for surgery. 3 To perform independently index procedures relevant for the spinal fellowship. By working in a high volume pituitary centre I was exposed to a vast array of sellar and suprasellar pathology and now I feel confident in taking up consultant practice and managing pituitary patients. I was supported by my mentors to attend courses and present at skull base conferences. Manage a comprehensive range of neuro-oncology patients in the in-patient and out-patient settings. They nonetheless have a very thorough grounding in all aspects of endoscopic surgery including patient assessment and review, dealing with complications, the full breadth of surgical difficulties from simple to very complex.”, A summary of final feedback from the four most recent completing fellows Overall rating Two fellowships are available for one to two years and are aimed at senior trainees seeking to subspecialise in functional neurosurgery. ", RCS Senior Clinical Fellow, Neurovascular Neurosurgery, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, February 2017 to February 2018, Current post (April 2018): Consultant Neurosurgeon (Neurovascular and Skull Base), Leeds General Infirmary, "My fellowship at King’s provided me with unparalleled exposure and experience of neurovascular surgery. 1. To train in Neurosurgery in the UK the usual route is: Medical degree leading to provisional then full registration with the General Medical Council Some doctors from abroad may have to take the PLAB test prior to registering with the General Medical Council 2 years of foundation jobs will then be undertaken. Non-clinical skills are taught as well, such as clinical governance, audits, teaching activities and general NHS policies. No |. To have a thorough understanding of the possible postoperative pituitary endocrine emergencies and their management. Run a neuro-oncology MDT meeting and work effectively with the team. Ability to safely resect skull base pathologies, e.g. Service: Training Balance Strongly disagree | Based at: National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Surgical Specialty Association approving: SBNS, Supervisor / Lead Consultant: Ms Anna Miserocchi, Consultant Neurosurgeon, with Mr Andrew McEvoy, Consultant Neurosurgeon. As such, neurosurgery encompasses the modern treatment of disorders of the brain, meninges, skull and their blood supply including the extra cr… 5  x  x  x  x “I achieved all of the learning outcomes as specified in my learning agreement” 1 Agree |  x  x UK Neurosurgery provides diagnosis and management of a wide range of conditions involving the brain, spine and nervous system. "This fellowship has allowed me to develop all the key skills required of a consultant pituitary neurosurgeon, with comprehensive exposure to both endoscopic transphenoidal surgery and also minimally invasive skull base approaches. 3. PBA for clipping of intracranial aneurysm. 2. Future Fellows will hopefully be involved with more of these cases as we look to do more in Leeds. The fellowship's supervisor is an excellent trainer who sets time aside for training and plans the lists accordingly. How would you rate the Fellowship post overall, from 1-5? The training programme reflects the developments taking place in clinical neurosciences and the requirements of national service delivery. Applications are welcomed for the Senior Clinical Fellow post in Neuro-Oncology at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, from February 2021 for 12 months. Mostly service | There is plentiful experience of awake craniotomies, day case surgery and use of 5-ALA in a unit that is used as an example of superlative practice in national reports such as GIRFT. By the end of the 12 months the candidate should have performed between 10 – 20 pituitary operations and within the region of at least 100 skull base procedures. Agree |  x  x Gain full understanding of and participation in MDT working in order to optimise patient outcomes. Neither agree nor disagree | Learning Outcomes Of which 1-2 will be for an acute haemorrhage and evacuation of haematoma. (1=very poor, 5=very good) 1. Stated learning outcomes: Based at: Neurosciences Department, King's College Hospital, London, Approval period: July 2018 - September 2021, Supervisor / Lead Consultant: Prof Keyoumars Ashkan, Lead Clinician for Neuro-Oncology, with Mr Ranj Bhangoo, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Based at: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Approval period: Initially approved October 2015; reapproved March 2019 - May 2022, Supervisor / Lead Consultant: Mr Simon Thomson, Consultant Neurosurgeon and Clinical Associate Professor, with Mr John Goodden, Consultant Neurosurgeon. More training than service |  x  x  x The fellow would be expected to perform 50-60 primary DBS procedures for Parkinson’s disease, Dystonia, Essential tremor and MS tremor. IOMRI; Integrated Brainlab brain/spinal neuro-navigation). Evaluates the benefits and risks of Deep Brain Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation and surgery for epilepsy. Able to understand basic rhinology techniques and rhinological anatomy. 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