The core of our work is to provide a range of high quality advanced clinical and scientific support to many different areas of the hospital. This is centered around clinical physiological measurement such as critical care sciences, respiratory and sleep sciences, intraoperative monitoring, and pre-operative inpatient and outpatient diagnostic testing, including:
- Intraoperative neuromonitoring – Using specialised equipment, we monitor the signals passing through the spinal cord and nervous system during surgery which involved the spine or brain. This allows us to detect any issues during surgery so surgeons can take corrective action.
- Intracranial pressure monitoring – Using specialised equipment, we monitor the pressure inside the skull.
- Sleep diagnostics – We provide overnight sleep diagnostic service to patients at home and in hospital, to help diagnose sleep disordered breathing. (Patient information leaflet)
- Cardiopulmonary exercise testing – We perform cardiopulmonary exercise testing to ascertain fitness for surgery.
- Scientific safety – We support urodynamics testing and phototherapy in providing their services to their patient, by providing scientific safety advice and assurance. We also provide Laser safety advice to the trust.
Our HCPC registered clinical scientists are trained in immediate life support (ILS) and also support the training of clinical science trainees specialising in clinical measurement.
The clinical scientists are supported by clinical technologists and assistant clinical technologists, who support the technical and development work of clinical scientists, and healthcare science assistants, who prepare clinical equipment for use and perform administrative duties.
Meet the team
- Sarah Whitbourn BSc MSc PhD (Head of clinical measurement)
- Alistair Levett-Renton BSc MSc
- Andrew Simpson BSc MSc CEng
- Tony Alton
- Muhammad Kausar – Assistant clinical technologist
- Darren Ruddy – Healthcare science assistant