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British Neurosurgical Trainees Association (BNTA)


The British Neurosurgical Trainees Association (BNTA) represents the opinions of all trainees in Neurosurgery. It meets every 6 months during the biannual Society of British Neurosurgery meeting.

Details of these meetings can be found on the BNTA website.

The meetings are an opportunity to meet other trainees from around the UK and to provide a forum for discussion of any issues relevant to training that are raised. You can see the minutes from previous meetings on the BNTA website.

Outside of formal meetings, the BNTA communicates through an email list. Trainees are kept up to date with forthcoming training events, and the email group is a forum for discussion of ideas. If you want to join the group, please follow the links on the website. You must be a neurosurgical trainee and be invited by the moderator to join.

The BNTA committee provides representatives to a number of organsations, including ASiT, the neruosurgical SAC and the SBNS council. These positions are elected from within the BNTA and are voices of the trainee community. You can find out more about all these other roles from the website.

The SR club meets twice a year and details are publicised by email and on the website. The website also carries uptodate information on courses and fellowships, including the Codman BNTA neurosurgical fellowships

For more information check out the British Neurosurgical Trainees Association website

Marina Pitsika
Chair BNTA 
October 2022 -2024

British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative (BNTRC) 




Who are we?

The British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative is an initiative of the BNTA which is supported by the SBNS, the UK Neurosurgical Research Network and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

 pdf_icon.gif BNTRC Constitution  February 2015

What are our aims?

We aim to undertake high-quality neurosurgical research and in turn, help to ensure improved care and outcome for neurosurgical patients.

Who can join?

The BNTRC is open to all trainees/junior staff interested in undertaking high-quality neurosurgical research.

What are the benefits?

- Develop links with a research active network of neurosurgical trainees and consultants

- Become involved with large multi-centre research studies

- Participate in worthwhile research projects regardless of whether you undertake out of programme research or not

- Ensure you get the numbers you need for your study 

Brain School


The Brain School Organizing Committee would like to invite you to our monthly neurosurgery seminars held at the Royal College of Surgeons England on the last Wednesday of every month.

Our consultant-led lectures are aimed at neurosurgical trainees, junior doctors and medical students with an interest in neurosurgery and are free of charge. All welcome.  

To receive a reminder about our upcoming events, please subscribe to our mailing list here:

Twitter: @BrainSchool101 

Last Updated: 24 May 2024