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Become a member

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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Become a Neurosurgeon

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

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Trustees and Directors

The SBNS Board of Trustees  have legal and juduciary responsibility for the Society.  The Officers are elected by the voting members of the Society and each individual serves as a Trustee for four years. 


Council  advises the Board of  Trustees and plays a pivotal role in determining the strategic and professional direction of the Society, ensuring it remains responsive to the needs and views of its membership. 

Council comprises:

  • The Officers of the Association 

  • Elected Council Members
  • Ex officio members
  • Invited guests - Sub-specialty Leads and RCS College Representative
  • Council meets 4 times a year and is chaired by the President


 Elected Council Members

  Ex-Officio Members  

  • Chairman of National Neurosurgical Audit Programme (NNAP)
    Mr Adel Helmy,  2022-2024 Feb
  • Chairman of SAC in Neurosurgery
    Mr Donald MacArthur, 2023-2027 Feb
  • Chairman of Intercollegiate Examination Board
    Mr Ronan Dardis,  2021-2024 Sept
  • Chairman of the SBNS Academic Committee
    Prof. Michael Jenkinson 
  • Editor of the British  Journal  Neurosurgery
    Mr Nitin Mukerji, appointed July 2021 

 Invited Members

 Sub-Specialty Leads  

  •  Paediatrics - Mr Atul Tyagi
  •  CSF - Mr Richard Edwards
  •  Functional - Mr Julian Evans
  •  Vascular - Mr Raghu Vindlacheruvu
  •  Trauma - Prof. Mark Wilson OBE
  •  Oncology - Mr Andrew Brodbelt
  •  Skull base - Mr Omar Pathmanaban
  •  Spine - Mr Joshi George 

Royal College Reps

  • RCSEng Council Represenative  
    Prof. Ian Kamaly-Asl June 2023 -2027
  • RCSI Representative
    Prof. Ciaran Bolger 
  • RCSEd Representative 
    Mr Likhith Alakandy 
  • N. Ireland Representative
    Mr Philip Weir  
  • RCPS Glasgow/ Welsh Rep
    Mr Ravindra Nannapaneni

SBNS Academic and R & D Committee

  • Chair -  Prof. Michael Jenkinson
  • BNRG lead -  Prof. S Price
  • Mentorship lead - Prof. R Brownstone
  • BNTA academic rep -  Mr S Momin
  • BNTRC chair - Mr A Islim
  • NANSIG representative
  • Basic and translational science lead - Prof. W Gray
  • Basic and translational science lead - Prof. R Mathew
  • Clinical trials lead - Mr P Brennan
  • Clinical trials lead - Ms C Mahon
  • Med tech/innovation/health tech/robotics lead - Prof. P Palha
  • Med tech/innovation/health tech/robotics lead - Mr H Marcus
  • Research manage - Mrs C Turner

Last Updated: 1 December 2023