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

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Patient Information

SBNS is unable to give medical advice or recommend neurosurgeons. Please use an appropriate support group or your GP.

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The management of neurosurgical patients requires excellent medical and surgical skills, a career in Neurosurgery offers many challenges and rewards.

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Elected Officers


Mr Paul May

2016- 2018 Sept

President Elect  

Mr Neil Kitchen

2017- 2018 Sept

Vice President & NNAP Lead

Mr Nick Phillips

2018 - 2019  Feb


Vice President 

Mr Tom Cadoux-Hudson

2016 - 2017  Sept



Mr Alistair Jenkins

2014 - 2018 Jan

Honorary Secretary

Mr John Thorne

2015 - 2019 Sept

Meetings Secretaries

Mr Mark Willson &
Ms Catherine Gilkes

2016- 2018 Sept

Elected Members of the SBNS Council
Mr J Nissen 2014-2019 July 
Prof C Watts 2016-2021 Oct
Mr N Mendoza  2016-2021 Oct
Mr S  Basu 2016-2021 Oct
Mr C Tolias 2016-2021 Oct
Mr M Radatz 2017-2022 Jan
Mr S Cooke 2017-2022 July
Mr P Grundy 2017-2022 July
Ms J Grieve  2018-2023 Feb
Mr I Kamaly  2018-2023 Feb
Ex-Officio Members of the Council
Chairman of National Neurosurgical Audit Programme (NNAP)   
Mr N Phillips 2017 - 2019 June    
Chairman of Intercollegiate Examination Board Chairman of SAC in Neurosurgery
Mr N Kitchen 2015 - 2018 Sept Mr P Whitfield  2017-2020 Jan
Chair of the National Selection Board    
Mr W Taylor  2017 -2019 Jan    

RCS Council Rep & GIRFT Representative EANS/WFNS Representatives
Mr N Phillips 2011–2016 July
Prof C Bolger 2015-2019 Sept

Mr J Timothy  2018 -2022 June
Chair of the SSB of the RCSEd    
Mr W Taylor Jan 2016    
NICE Representative  
Prof. N Gurusinghe appointed in October 2011
BNTA Representative  Lay Member
Mr A Jayasekera  2018 –2020 April Mrs S Woodward 2010-2017 July
Invited Members to Council on a Rotational Basis to Report on their Sub-Specialty
Speciality Lead Sub-Speciality Organisation
Mr R Edwards Paediatrics British Paediatric Neurosurgical Group (BPNG)
Prof K Ashkan Functional British Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (BSSFN)

Mr D Walsh

Vascular British Neurovascular Group
Mr M Wilson Trauma British Neurotrauma Group
Prof P Hutchinson   Academic Neurosurgery The British Neurosurgical Research Group (BNRG)
Prof. C Watts Oncology
British Neuro-Oncology Society
Mr N Thomas Skull base British Skull Base Society
Mr A Golash  Spine
British Association of Spine Surgeons
Mr C Mallucci Cerebrospinal fluid (BCSFG)

British Cerebrospinal Fluid Group


Finance Committee

Honorary Treasurer
Mr A Jenkins (Chair)


Mr P May


Honorary Secretary
Mr J Thorne


President Elect
Mr N Kitchen


Meetings Secretaries
Mr M Wilson & Ms C Gilkes 


Academic Committee
Prof. P J Hutchinson (Chair) Mr P May                               
Prof. C Watts
Prof. A Belli
Mr D Bulters
Mr M Wilby
Prof. K Ashkan
Mr G Critchley
Mr P Brennan
Prof. P Eldridge
Mr C Tolias
Mr A Kolias
Prof. M Papadopoulos
Mr P Mitchell

Mrs C Turner

Prof. W Gray
Mr C Mallucci

Mr D Barone BNTA Research Rep

Prof. G Cruickshank
Mr M Jenkinson
Mr R Ma  BNTRC Chair
Prof. A King Mr S Price
Mr J Eraifej  NANSIG Chair
Last Updated: 16 September 2018