Home  |  News  |  Liverpool News  |  Liverpool Neuroanaesthetist is elected national role

Liverpool Neuroanaesthetist is elected national role

by Ostin Ronald-Price. Published Mon 21 Jan 2013 10:01
 Walton Centre Consultant Neuroanaesthetist Ian Tweedie new president of the Neuroanaesthetic Societ
Walton Centre Consultant Neuroanaesthetist Ian Tweedie new president of the Neuroanaesthetic Societ

A Liverpool doctor has been elected president of his profession’s national body.

Critical Care consultant Dr Ian Tweedie of The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust has stepped into the top position of the Neuroanaesthetic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

He was voted into the role by fellow members of the Society and will lead his peers for the next two years.

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust is the only hospital trust in the UK specialising in neurology, neurosurgery and pain services.

The majority of patients come from Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales, Lancashire and the Isle of Man, for some specialist treatments of complex disorders.

A great number of patients are referred from all parts of the country by their GP's or other neurologists, neurosurgeons and pain clinicians, making The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust the busiest neurosurgical unit in the country

Dr Tweedie, of west Wirral, has been a member of the Society’s Council for eight years, most recently as treasurer.

A consultant Neuroanaesthetist/intensivist at The Walton Centre for 21 years, Ian is aiming to work more closely with other medical societies and to increase the profile and influence of his profession.

He said: “We want to become the first point of contact for advice and information about neuroanaesthetic and critical care matters and to influence guidelines and strategies around care of the neurosurgical patient and neurologically critically ill.”

The Neuro-Critical Care Unit at The Walton Centre has 20 beds and is one of the largest and busiest of any neuroscience centres in the UK.

Dr Tweedie described the role of a neurointensivist as ‘leading the team that specialises in supporting the body’s other systems so that the brain has the opportunity to recover from injury.’



Comments

Post a comment

You have 140 characters left


 
Got a story?