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This Section of the website comprises a number of links to PDF documents relating to inpatient and outpatient care at the John Radcliffe Hospital, The Churchill Hospital, and the manor Hospital Oxford.

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Excellent Information from the British Brain and Spine Foundation

Back and neck pain

Brain Tumour


Spinal Tumours

Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

Coiling of Aneurysms

Vascular malformations of the brain

Hydrocephalus and Shunts


Head injury

Chiari Malformation

The John Radcliffe Hospital

General information about the John Radcliffe Hospital

Information about admission for surgery

Leaving Hospital

Arranging hospital transport

Neuroscience intensive care, information for relatives

Having an Operation

The preoperative assessment clinic

Warfarin and neurosurgery

The neurosciences ward

Prevention of blood clots

Cervical spine surgery

Lumbar spine surgery

Thoracic spine


Cranial surgery


Shunt surgery

Rehab after spinal surgery

Lumbar spine exercises

Pituitary Surgery

Nasal douching after surgery

GP factfile on pituitary disorders from the pituitary foundation


Having a CT scan

Having a MRI scan



Epidural spinal injection for pain relief