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

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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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Ebrain is the world's largest, most comprehensive web-based training resource in clinical neuroscience. The content has been developed in collaboration by the neuroscience speciality associations including the SBNS. The project is owned by the Joint Neurosciences Council of which the SBNS is a member.

There are over 550 twenty minute e-learning sessions that have been written by 700+ contributing clinicians drawn from all areas of the neurosciences, both in the UK and across Europe. The multimedia-rich, engaging materials are designed to enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point that is accessible online anytime, anywhere.

e-brain access is free to all members of the SBNS. To obtain a password you should contact the SBNS administration team


To access ebrain click here


Annual in-training formative test questions in Neurosurgery                        

Now in its seventh year, we will be conducting this formative test questions exercise again through ebrain. The questions will open at 8am on June 5th and close at midnight on June 7th. All the previous exams are also available for practice through the ebrain website (

An assessment of the 2016 exam was published in the British Journal of Neurosurgery

Please note:

1. This is FORMATIVE and for self assessment only.  

2. Participation will require that you have an ebrain account – this is free to members of the SBNS. There is no charge for doing the exam.

3. To participate you must first write two questions that we will use for the exam next year

4. You can do this anywhere with an internet connection.

Last Updated: 1 December 2023