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British Neurosurgical Trainees Association (BNTA)

BNTA-logo.jpgThe 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 either the SBNS or BNTA websites.

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

Download the application form for the British Neurosurgical Trainees for the EANS Trainees Course 

Mr Ashan Jayasekera 
Chair BNTA 
April 2018-2020

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 

Last Updated: 15 January 2019

Neurology and Neurosurgery Student Interest Group (NANSIG 

So, you're interested in... The Neurosciences?

The Neurology and Neurosurgery Student Interest Group (NANSIG) is a UK-based organisation for medical students and junior doctors.

NANSIG is the first society of its kind in the UK and aims to provide members with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding in the fields of Neurology and Neurosurgery.

This prestigious society could be the perfect platform to kick start your medical career, as we work alongside universities and other institutions to provide up to date careers and admissions information.

We also examine and evaluate the most current research in the field of Neuroscience, enabling our members to critically consider new scientific theories and innovative therapies.

Become a member of NANSIG

The SBNS and NANSIG have teamed up and host a Career day for budding Neurosurgeons every November. To find out more, and to become a member of NANSIG visit

The last  SBNS/NANSIG Career day was held on the 21st January 2017 at the Royal College of Surgeons.

To view the blog of the day and the photos taken  click on the links below: 

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The next Careers Day will be on 27th January 2018 in Edinburgh.

If you wish to submit an abstract (closing date 3rd December 2017) and register please click here or visit the NANSIG website