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Patient Information

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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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Safe Neurosurgery 2000

Defines the minimum facilities and requirements for safe neurosurgical practice within the UK and Ireland
 Safe Neurosurgery 2000

 Joint Statement regarding the provision of emergency paediatric neurosurgery Aug 2010

British Neurosurgical Workforce Plan 2000 - 2015 
Predicts neurosurgical workforce requirements up to 2015

British Neurosurgical Workforce Plan 2000 - 2015

Report on Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy Workshop 5/4/2021
Outlines the place of radiosurgery in the treatment of neurosurgical pathologies

Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Standards for Patients requiring Neurosurgical Care (2002)
Defines the minimum neurosurgical standards of care

Standards document

Team Working (2002)
Is the SBNS response to the GMC's request for consultants to practice in teams

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Medical Negligence (2002)
Discusses the role of the expert witness and other aspects of medical negligence

Medical Negligence

Acoustic Neuroma - 2002
pdf_icon.gif Clinical Effectiveness Guidelines 

ISAT and Neurovascular Services in UK (2003)

Defines the resources required and guidelines on the structure of neurovascular services
ISAT and Neurovascular Services in UK


Consensus Conference on Neurovascular Services (2004)
A meeting to discuss the impact of endovascular treatments of subarachnoid haemorrhage due to aneurysmal rupture on established surgical treatments was held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London on 7th October 2004.

 Executive Summary  Consensus Conference on Neurovascular Services 

National Service Framework for Long Term Conditions March 2005 

National service framework for long term conditions 


SAH Report 2006

Full SAH Report
Executive Summary



webpage_icon.gif NCEPOD - Trauma: Who Cares? Nov 2007

webpage_icon.gif NCEPOD - Trauma - Who Cares? Executive Summary - Nov 2007

webpage_icon.gif NCEPOD - Trauma Who Cares? Self Assessment tool


Spinal Taskforce

United Kingdom Spine Societies Board  (UKSSB)
pdf_icon.gif Position Statement on Antibiotics and Low Back Pain August 2013

pdf_icon.gif NHSSpinalReport_vis2_Jan_2013.pdf    

word_icon.gif DH_Spinal_Taskforce_Letter_Sir_B_Keogh_2012.12.21.doc

The above report and letter has been prepared for commissioners of spinal services across England. It follows the first report published in March 2010 and is an extension of the advice given at that time.

Antibiotics and Low Back Pain July 2012
Professor C Greenough MD MChir FRCS

National Clinic Director – Spinal Disorders


NASGBI & SBNS August  2014 

Joint position statement by the Councils of the Neuroanaesthesia Society of Great Britain and Ireland (NASGBI) and the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) with regards to the calculation of cerebral perfusion pressure in the management of traumatic brain injury 

Last Updated: 24 May 2024