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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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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 Society administers the following Awards and Bursaries to find out how to qualify please click on the links below:



webpage_icon.gif Barrow Foundation UK Fellowships  

webpage_icon.gif Essay Prizes


Pituitary Prize - funded by Mr Michael Powell, Senior SBNS Member. This prize is awarded to the best pituitary presentation over the year, judged from the Spring and Autumn SBNS conferences.


The winner of the pituitary prize for 2019 is Mr D  Lewis for his abstractphoto_D_Lewis.jpg

Quantitative MR derived imaging parameters as a predictor of secretory and histological phenotype in pituitary adenoma





The winner of the pituitary prize for 2018 is Mr M Andrade for his abstract

Hypopituitarism rates post SRS/SRT treatment of pituitary adenemoma.




The winner of the pituitary prize for 2017 is Mr Hamad Almhanedi for this abstract

Risk factors for postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak following endoscopic transnasal pituitary and

anterior skull base surgery.




The winner of the pituitary prize for 2016 is Mr SA Alavi for his abstract

Pituitary dysfunction following traumatic brain injury: incidence, risk factors and quality of life in a prospective





Prizes are also awarded at our bi-annual conferences for the best presentations. To view the list of previous winners please visit our conference archive page



webpage_icon.gif Undergraduate Bursaries

webpage_icon.gif Bursaries for Trainee Neurosurgeons from outside the European Community

Last Updated: 28 February 2020