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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



  President  - Sept 2020 -2022
Mr Alistair Jenkins 
  Royal Victoria Infirmary


  President  Elect - Sept 2020-2021
Mr Peter Whitfield
  University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


  Vice Presient and NNAP Lead - Sept 2018 - 2021
  Mr Nick Phillips
  Leeds General Infirmary


 Honorary Treasurer -  Jan 2019 - 2023
 Mr Nigel Mendoza
 Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


 Honorary Secretary - September 2019 - 2023
 Mr Paul Grundy
 Wessex Neurological Centre



 Meetings & Communication Secretary - Sept - 2021- 
Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge


Last Updated: 20 October 2021