Neuro Theme

We have primary responsibility for neurological care in Stockholm and we are the sole providers of neurosurgery, spinal injury care, thrombectomies for stroke and gamma knife surgery. The theme collects together ten patient flows within neurological care, which is characterised by outstanding research, training and innovation.

University healthcare has a special role – not just providing the best care, but also developing it. Development within neurological care is primarily in: interdisciplinary and inter‑professional teams, time-critical processes, the increasing need for interventional treatments and new effective medicines.

We provide comprehensive basic training, primarily for nurses and doctors, and our theme has one of Karolinska’s strongest research components.

Our patient groups are divided across three patient areas. One patient area gathers together patient flows with vascular diseases in the brain and back, such as Stroke and CNS aneurysm. Another patient area includes patient flows for tumours and acquired back and brain injuries. The third patient area has nerve functions as its common denominator. This covers patient flows such as movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, headaches and epilepsy.

We have committed patient representatives who contribute to the shaping and development of our care provision

The theme in brief:

  • The theme’s patient flows currently account for care volumes of about 9,000 care events and roughly 75,000 visits.
  • Within the theme, about 2,500 operations are performed each year, 450 of which are radiosurgical procedures.
  • About 650 staff members currently work within the theme.
  • All patient areas have activities both in Huddinge and in Solna
  • The theme is responsible for training in many different professional categories at both specialist and basic levels.
  • There are currently 50-100 research projects ongoing within the theme.
  • The theme has 3 patient areas and 13 patient flows.