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Welcome to Brainbook, the first and only neurosurgical resource dedicated to public engagement and science communication.

The project is hosted by the Royal London Hospital Neurosurgery Department and kindly supported by Barts Charity.



Brainbook aims to revolutionise neurosurgical case-based-learning by social media discussion, with a twist: We welcome everyone to join this diverse discussion; we cover everything from the patient and family experiences down to the technicalities of the procedure.

Our blog articles are split into three sections that can be accessed by anyone. We encourage open discussion, share our experiences, advice, careers tips, and the latest research.

We're bringing neurosurgery to life with colourful and vibrant illustrations, GoPro videos, photographs, and brain scans to accompany our high quality content, making Brainbook a unique and valuable resource for all.



For more information, follow us on social media and join the discussion using #Brainbook.



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Check out our YouTube channel to watch real-life neurosurgical cases, medical education for students, technical tips for neurosurgeons and so much more!

This is the first of a series of blog posts on Brainbook's public engagement work written by Priya Rogers, Academic Foundation Doctor and Co-Founder of Brainbook. 


Post Date : Nov 17, 2017
Category : Patients



A human perspective on the difficulty of making rapid life & death decisions on a daily basis, written by Mr. Aswin Chari, neurosurgery registrar.

Post Date : Aug 3, 2017
Category : Patients

Brain aneurysm rupture illustration by Dr Ciléin Kearns (artibiotics)

An illustrated introduction to brain aneurysms, by guest author Dr Ciléin Kearns (artibiotics) and kindly sponsored by Delta Surgical.

Post Date : Jul 23, 2017
Category : Patients



Global surgery is an area of study, research, practice, and advocacy that seeks to improve health outcomes and achieve health equity for all people who require surgical care, with a special emphasis on under-served populations and populations in crisis. This article by Faith Robertson is a primer, telling you all you need to know to get started in this exciting new field!



Post Date : Dec 29, 2017
Category : Healthcare




This article by Dr. Panos Sgardelis (FY2 in neurosurgery at Addenbrooke's) takes you through how to interpret a CT scan in the context of intracranial bleeding. The basic principles can be used to interpet many other CT scans as well! This article is ideal for medical students and junior doctors.

Post Date : Nov 29, 2017
Category : Healthcare



This is the first in a series of articles written by Amy MacNeil, clinical nurse specialist in complex spine at The Royal London Hospital. This is aimed at nursing staff, medical students and allied healthcare professionals, from general practice through to accident and emergency, the wards and intensive care.


Post Date : Sep 16, 2017
Category : Healthcare

A senior neurosurgical registrar (now consultant) presents his methods for dealing with the stress and drama of a busy neurosurgical on-call. This article was written by Mr. Amin Elyas.

Post Date : Jun 17, 2017
Category : Neurosurgeons

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