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.
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
Percutaneous and Surgical Tracheostomy: Consent and Patient Information
Many patients require a tracheostomy as part of their care during admission to JVF ICU or NCCU. The decision to perform a tracheostomy should be made jointly between the intensive care and parent teams.
Clinical Fellow (Higher) in Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care (NCCU) 2017
New higher clinical fellow posts on NCCU.
Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellow (Higher) in Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care, commencing from February or August 2018 (other start dates will be considered). These posts are particularly suitable for candidates considering an out of program experience from their base specialty at intermediate, or advanced level of ICM training, or for specialists requiring post-CCT experience in neurosciences critical care or major trauma critical care.
NCCU Journal Club: Early Troponin I in Critical Illness
Or…. is routine troponin measurement a good idea?
Presented by Dr Odysseas Papazachariadis
Elevated troponin is a biomarker of myocardial distress, frequently seen in ICU patients and has been shown to be associated with poor outcome.