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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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Neurosurgical Theory Courses

The British Neurosurgical Trainees Course
(BNTC) and The European Association of Neurological Societies (EANS) 

cover the entire Neurosurgery curriculum over four or five courses run on an annual or biannual basis.

This event is held twice a year - Twice a year: Next May 31st-June 2nd 2024 Liverpool (Adult) Neurosurgery Masterclass series is a 2.5 year rolling program covering high-yield topics of the FRCS(Neuro.Surg) exam and more with expert opinion from international and national speakers. The 5 areas covered: Skull base and Vascular, Neuro-Oncology, Spine, Trauma & Hydrocephalus and Functional Neurosurgery. Course Meals are included in the price. Venue -The Sid Watkins building. Venue Address -The Walton Centre, Liverpool, L9 7LJ

Neuroanatomy Courses

Popular neuroanatomy courses are run in a number of institutions including

University College London, RCS Edinburgh, RCS England, Cambridge and Leeds. 

Research Training Courses

A current good clinical practice certificate is required to participate in clinical research.

This online course is available free from NIHR.  Research methods days and courses are run by a large number of institutions including SBNS and RCS England.

Exam Revision Courses

The Barts and Royal London Specialist Fellowship Course in Neurosurgery

(contact and

The Aberdeen FRCS (Neurosurgery) Viva Course

(contact are established courses designed to prepare candidates for the specialty examination in Neurosurgery

Clinical Skills Courses

Other courses frequently undertaken by Neurosurgeons are Advanced Trauma Life Support, Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient, Basic Surgical Skills and Non-Technical Skills for Neurosurgeons. Specialist skills courses teaching specific surgical techniques are also undertaken as required.

Please also visit the dates for your diary page  on the SBNS Website for courses run by other organisations or visit the course section of the BNTA website

Course organisers wishing to have a link to their courses included in the dates for your diary list should  complete the Events Promotion Form and return it to the SBNS office or 

Last Updated: 24 May 2024