Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

Sheffield Teaching Hospital's Neurosurgical Departmetn provides a regional service for a population of 2.2 million people covering South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Lancashire. Approximately 1500 adult and 250 paediatric neurosurgical procedures are performed annually.

The neurosurgery departmetn are becoming increasingly research active, with huge benefit for patietns being provided with better access to research. On-going work in the neurosurgery theme includes:

  • Randomised controlled trials comparing the efficacy of neurosurgical techniques. In some instances, where multiple techniques are available, technique is chosen based on the surgeons preference, and evidence is lacking as to which technique is more effective.
  • Drug trials assessing whether treatment can improve outcomes in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage and chronic subdural haematoma.
  • Research into brain tumours and improving surgical removal of tumours.

 Mr Yahia Al-Tamimi
Theme Lead
Mr John Yianni           
Deputy Theme Lead