National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) is the UK’s largest dedicated neurological and neurosurgical hospital treating over 6,000 inpatients, 120,000 outpatients and 8,000 day cases each year. Celebrating 150 years in 2010, it provides comprehensive services for the diagnosis, treatment and care of all conditions that affect the the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles. It is part of the University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust. Together with its neighbour, the Institute of Neurology, it is a major international centre for research and training with UCL being ranked fourth best University in the world. It also plays a large role in the Academic Health Science Centre – UCL Partners with neurology being one of the major themes.
The NHNN has over 200 inpatient beds, with a dedicated day care facility for tests, investigation and treatment. We also have access to hotels, which offer a flexible service for patients who do not need to stay in hospital overnight. With 32 outpatient consulting rooms, we offer around 200 outpatient clinics every week covering all aspects of neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology and neuro-rehabilitation.
There are many specialist units including dementia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and stroke. There is a pioneering patient-centred neuro-rehabilitation service and the largest specialised neurosurgical-ITU and the only neuro-medical ITU in the country.
Recent major developments include the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases which brings together research and clinical care for patients with disorders of muscle and peripheral nerve; and a new state-of-the-art neuroradiology department with the UK’s first interventional MRI scanner allowing surgeons to perform MRI imaging during brain surgery operations.
- University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Contacts & location
- Clinical Academic Fellowship program
- Centre for Neuromuscular Disease
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