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To apply for SBNS membership click the link below and visit our application page.

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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 the Council of the Federation of Surgical Specialties of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Surgical Forum.

The Society is  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.

The AGM is held during the SBNS Autumn Meeting.

Council and Business Meeting dates 

Council Members

If you wish to contact any of the officers you can do so via the SBNS office



  President  Sept 2022-2024
  Prof. Peter Whitfield
  University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust




  President Elect Sept 2023-2024
Prof. Peter Hutchinson
  Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge




 Vice President (Global Affairs) Nov 2022 -2024
 Mr Nigel Mendoza
 Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




 Honoray Treasurer Jan 2023 - 2027
Mr Surajit Basu
 Nottingham University Hospital




 Honorary Secretary - September 2023-2027
Crispin Wigfield
 North Bristol NHS Trust, Southwest England




 Meetings & Communication Secretary Sept 2023- 
Ms Samantha Hettige
 St George's Hospital, London



Last Updated: 24 May 2024