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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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The FRCS(SN) Examination

 

The Intercollegiate FRCS Specialty Examination in Neurosurgery is a requirement for CCT.  Section 1 & Section 2 examinations are held twice a year.  Applications should be made via the Intercollegiate Examination Board website.

The exam is an "exit" exam.  The standard of the pass mark is set at the level of a day one consultant in the generality of the specialty. 

For full details about the regulations, dates, fees etc., please visit the Intercollegiate Examination Board website.

 

 

The European Examination

 

The European Board Examination in Neurological Surgery is open to UK trainees whether or not they have taken part in the EANS Course. The first part can be taken before CCT and is in the form of a multiple choice examination; the second part may be taken in the final year of training and is an oral examination.

For details of The European Board Examination in Neurological Surgery see the EANS website.

Last Updated: 30 November 2020