Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care

TBI | SAH | Complex Trauma | Encephalitis | Weakness | Haemorrhage | Stroke

The Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care Unit

NCCU is a 23 bed tertiary centre neurosciences and trauma intensive care medicine unit in Cambridge serving a population of 5.9 million people in the East of England.

We care for patients with traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage, ischemic stroke, complex multi-system trauma, and medical neurological diseases. We are closely linked with the University Department of Anaesthesia, the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre which is co-located with NCCU, the East of England Major Trauma Centre, and clinical and research groups within Neurosciences, Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, and many other groups in Cambridge.

We provide training to intensivists, anaesthetists, neurosurgeons, emergency medicine physicians, neurologists as well as a wide range of other specialities and regularly enjoy fellows from the UK, throughout the EU, Australia, India, Canada, and many other countries working with us for 3 – 24 months.

We are currently recruiting

The Clinical Medicine Programme

Cambridge University Health Partners, the Academic Health Sciences Centre, and The Institute for Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge have developed the Cambridge Clinical Medicine Programme – designed to enhance the specialist skills of experienced clinicians and broaden their understanding of healthcare education, research, leadership and management. This programme includes the PGCert in Clinical Medicine a suite of courses which combine clinical, academic, and vocational training for senior trainees and new consultants.

We are pleased to offer a twelve month rotation between the three intensive care units in Cambridge combined with the PGCert – a rotation designed for aspiring tertiary centre Intensive Care Medicine subspecialists.

Please contact us for further information.

Recent NCCU Education Blog Posts

CCCEG Neurosciences and Trauma Study Day – Dec 2017

The CCCEG Neurosciences and Trauma Study Day will be held this year on 1st December 2017 at the Cancer Research UK Lecture Theatre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

International guest speaker Dr Peter Brindley.

Programme available here.

Contact us for further information.

A Stitch in Time?

Early Surgery versus Initial Conservative Treatment in Patients with Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage.

By Dr Pushpaj Gajendragadkar

Following trauma, early surgical evacuation of extradural and subdural haemorrhage is well established.

Defining a disease which doesn’t exist?

Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Criteria in Defining Severe Sepsis

By Dr Grace Nisbet

Can we do better than simply thinking that sepsis is one disease with one bundle of treatments? Not yet.