Neurosurgery national workshop

6 November 2019 9:00am – 4:00pm
TBC, London, XXX XXX, United Kingdom
Calendar 2019-11-06 09:00:00 2019-11-06 16:00:00 Europe/London Neurosurgery national workshop For event information please visit: TBC, London, XXX XXX, United Kingdom Contact

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We expect a large interest in these events and therefore will need to manage attendance to ensure we have a balanced representation that will allow us to design a model that is representative of different parts of the country. 

If you are interested in attending these workshops, please save the date provisionally in your diary and register your interest using the link below. Please do not book travel until your place at the workshop has been confirmed.



NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning team began a national programme in the Autumn of 2018 aimed at improving specialised adult neuroscience services in England. The work programme will seek to support emerging regional teams as well as Integrated Care Systems in the NHS through establishing ‘what good looks like’ for specialised neuroscience services for a local population. To that end, the programme is working closely with colleagues from other programmes such as the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme and NHS Right Care to capture both provider and clinical insights and support local improvements.


There are two main workstreams to the programme: adult neurosurgery and specialised neurology services for adults.


Adult neurosurgery

Adult neurosurgery is a specialised service, which means that it is funded nationally through Specialised Commissioning. Over the course of the next year the programme will work with clinicians, patients, and local teams and systems to develop and test a future model of care for adult neurosurgery. This next phase will build on work undertaken to date with clinicians and patient groups to develop a view of ‘what good looks like’ for brain tumour, sub-arachnoid haemorrhage and pituitary surgery pathways, and test our assumptions that the emerging model and principles from these three pathways is reflective of other elective, emergency and low volume pathways, respectively. 


National neurosurgery workshop

To that end, a national workshop to bring together clinicians, patient groups, and local teams will be held on the 6 November in London to support design of the model of care. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of neurosurgery services in England.  


Workshop aims:

  • To design a model for neurosurgery that consider:
    • What are the characteristics of the model?
    • What principles will underpin this?
    • What would good governance for these models look like?
  • To understand what works and doesn’t in the current model
  • To gain feedback on the pathways developed to date and their scalability

Who should attend?

We would like a wide range of stakeholders across the field to help us consider and design what a neurosurgery model should look like. This will include but is not limited to:

·       Neurosurgeons

·       Clinical Nurse Specialists

·       Interventional Radiologists

·       Diagnostic radiologists

·       Oncologists

·       Endocrinologists

·       Rehabilitation specialists

·       Service Managers

·       Specialised commissioners

·       GPs

·       Relevant third sector organisations



If you would like to receive ongoing information about the programme, please register as a stakeholder for the Neurosciences CRG (clinical reference group) on the NHS England website. Neurosciences come under the Trauma Programme of Care.


For any questions about the Specialised Adult Neuroscience Transformation Programme, please email

Questions about this event?

Name: Antonia Drummond


Telephone: 07730375193

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