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The SBNS Officers and Council members are elected by the full members of the Society. The President of the Society is an invited member of the Council of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, of the Council of the Federation of Surgical Specialties of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Surgical Forum.

The Society is also represented on the Specialist Advisory Committee in Neurosurgery to the Joint Committee on Higher Surgical Training and on the Intercollegiate Examination Board for the Specialist Fellowship in Neurosurgery. Links with the Department of Health are maintained through membership of the Joint Neuroscience Council.

The Society is also a member organisation of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies and of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies



Remit: To govern the Society of British Neurological Surgeons. Council Meetings are held four times a year.

Business Meetings are held during the Spring and Autumn Meetings.  The AGM is held during the Autmn Meeting.

Council and Business Meeting dates for 2013

Council and Committee Members 


 Mr Paul May
 SBNS President - Sept 2016-2018
 Dept of Neurosurgery
 The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
 Lower Lane
 Liverpool L9 7LJ


 Mr Neil Kitchen
 SBNS Preident Elect - Sept 2017-2018
 Victor Horsley Dept of Neurosurgery
 The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery
 Queen Square


 Mr Tom Cadoux-Hudson 
 Vice President, SBNS - Sept 2016 - 2017
 Dept of Neurosurgery

 Level 3, West Wing
 Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust
 John Radcliffe Hospital
 Oxford OX3 9DU


 Mr Alistair Jenkins
 Honoray Treasurer -  October  2013 - 2017
 Dept of Neurosurgery
 Royal Victoria Infirmary
 NE1 4LP



 Mr John Thorne
 Honorary Secretary - September 2015 - 2019
 Dept of Neurosurgery
 Salford Royal Foundation Trust
 Ellies Old Road



 Mr Mark Wilson 
 Meetings & Commication Secretary - Sept - 2016 -  2018
 Imperial Hospitals NHS Trust  
 St Mary’s Hospital 
 Prad Street 
 London W2 1NY                                      




 Ms Catherine Gilkes 
 Meetings & Communications Secretay - Sept 2016 - 2018
 Dept of Neurosurgery
 The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
 Lower Lane
 Liverpool L9 7LJ 

Last Updated: 22 February 2018