Mr Alex Woodhams

Expertise: EEG, evoked potentials, intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM)

NHS: Royal National Orthopaedic NHS Trust

Adult/Paediatric: Adult & Paediatric


Mr Alex Woodhams is a specialised clinical physiologist with 15 years’ experience in the field of intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) and a keen interest in critical care neurophysiology.

In 2006 he started his career in IONM at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore. The RNOH is the busiest orthopaedics and spinal centre in the UK, where he gained extensive experience of IONM during a wide range of spinal, neurosurgical and peripheral neurosurgical procedures.

He continued his education in neurophysiology when I moved to The Wellington Hospital in St John’s Wood and completed a degree in clinical neurophysiology. He was lucky enough to be supported by Richard Pottinger at The Royal London who imparted some of his vast wealth of knowledge in Electroencephalography (EEG) and Evoked Potentials (EP), which sparked his interest in critical care neurophysiology.

During his time at The Wellington Hospital, he developed the IONM service to include full multi-modal monitoring for a wide range of surgical procedures. Here I also had the privilege of working of working with a team of visiting cardiothoracic surgeons from Huston, TX who specialised in the repair of aortic aneurysms. It was a fantastic opportunity and subsequently lead to him providing IONM for elective aortic repair for many teams across London.

In 2017 he returned to the RNOH, where in addition to providing IONM, he led service development for the department. His latest accomplishment was the creation of a mobile EEG and EP service for critical care units at neighbouring hospitals.

In addition to his substantive posts in 2015 he joined forces with Dr Joseph Cowan and an equipment supplier to create SCM Healthcare Solutions Ltd. He has developed highly effective IONM and diagnostic solutions which are underwritten by comprehensive insurance with extended Professional, Public and Product Indemnity. Based in London, they deliver their services at many facilities across the Capital and the South of England.

When not working, Mr Woodhams enjoys keeping fit, spending time renovating furniture and gardening.


Secretary name: Highly Specialised Clinical Physiologist (Neurophysiology)

Phone number: 0207 806 4060

Email address: [email protected]

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