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8 November 2023





SBNS President Elect is awarded the Vilhelm Magnus Medal 

Prof. Peter Hutchinson received the prestigious Vilhelm Magnus Medal after delivering the Vilhelm Magnus Lecture in Oslo.  He and his team, from the University of Cambridge’s Department of Clinical Neurosciences based at Addenbrooke's, were singled out for work on traumatic brain injury, including a number of studies addressing the concept of “Rescuing the Injured Brain”  The award, often described as the "Nobel Prize of Neurosurgery" was presented to him by the Norwegian Neurosurgical Association in Oslo.

Coagulations from the SBNS!


12 June 2023






Latest Prize Winners - All essay prize winners will be presenting their essays at the SBNS Autumn Meeting in London 12-15 September 2023.  Congratulations to all.

1. CSF Essay - Kanza Tariq - Cerebrospinal Fluid Production Rate In Various Pathological Conditions

2. Hugh Cairns Essay – Kanza Tarir - Impact of Global Warming On Brain Temperature

3. Campbell Connolly Essay - Visagan Ravindran (Trauma) Monitoring Spinal Cord Tissue Oxygen in Patients with Acute, Severe Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries  

4. Norman Dott Medal Winner - for achieving the highest Exam result in 2022 - Siddarth Vankipuram

04 Jan 2023






Great way to start the New Year! Congratulations to Prof. Nihal Gurusinghe (Consultant Neurosurgeon in Preston) who has been awarded a MBE in the King’s New Year Honours 2023 List for charitable services.


04 Jan 2023

The SBNS EDI Report is now available on the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion page on this website

30 Aug 2022 Revised Entry Criteria for Examinations administered by the JCIE pdf_icon.gif

22 April 2021






SBNS Guidance, 19 April 2021
Management of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis following Covid-19 vaccination A neurosurgical guide pdf_icon.gif

The above document has been  prepared by a number of contributors, but notably Alexis Joannides, Mathew Guilfoyle, Richard Mannion and Peter Hutchinson and represents the current state of knowledge about this condition and its treatment.

Fortunately it remains rare, and has to date only been reported after the first dose of either the Oxford/AstraZeneca or the Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Thus the current incidence is likely not to increase unless vaccination rates rise substantially, which is unlikely.

14 April 2021



The National Neurosciences Advisory Group (NNAG) report on the impact of the pandemic on neurological services

Report "Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Priorities in care for people with neurological conditions after the pandemic”


28 January 2021    Adult Neuro-Oncology Service Provision during COVID-19 outbreak:UPDATED JAN 2021pdf_icon.gif  





















SBNS Covid-19 Bulletins / Guidance Documents 

1st Bulletin 18 March 2020  pdf_icon.gif

General Neurosurgery 
Guidance on Neurosurgical Procedures and COVID-19 pdf_icon.gif
This document was updated 25 June 2020 and  supersedes  previous versions


Neuro Trauma Guidance  pdf_icon.gif

Cancer Guidance NHS pdf_icon.gif

Adult Neuro-Oncology Service Provision during COVID-19 outbreak:UPDATED JAN 2021pdf_icon.gif 

Adult Neuro-Oncology Service Provision during COVID-19 outbreak pdf_icon.gif 

BNVG/SBNS neurovascular guidance during COVID-19 pdf_icon.gif 
This doc was updated on 31 March 2020 and supersedes the one sent out on 24.3.2020

Clinical guide for the management of Paediatric Neurosurgery patients during the coronavirus pandemic pdf_icon.gif
This document was updated on 24.4.2020 and supersedes the one dated 31 March 2020

COVID-19 and Trainee Progression in 2020 – 19 March 2020 pdf_icon.gif

Surgical Prioritisation 
Clinical guide to surgical prioritisation during the coronavirus pandemic  14.4.2020










Last Updated: 1 December 2023