NANSIG are delighted to announce a date for our 10th annual Neurosurgery careers day. With it being our tenth anniversary, we are aiming for the best careers day yet, featuring talks and workshops from the UK’s leading Neurosurgeons on all aspects of Neurosurgery including:
Work-life balance in Neurosurgery- from registrar to consultant
Neurosurgery in global context
How to maximize points in foundation training and medical school
Academic Neurosurgery- how to get published and life as an academic Neurosurgeon
Neurosurgery CV clinics
Student oral and poster presentations
And much more!!
Date: Saturday 30th January 2021
Location: Online
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To obtain the conference booklet, please click here



“The MDU is a not-for-profit organisation wholly dedicated to our members’ interests. We are the UK’s leading medical defence organisation. We offer our members expert guidance, personal support and robust defence in addressing medico-legal issues, complaints and claims. Student membership is free and provides access to our 24-hour freephone advisory helpline, elective support, educational support and much more. For a list of membership benefits and information on how to join visit


‘The Next Step’ online content hub contains useful guides, articles and podcasts on our important key topics, as well as social media channels, to keep our followers up to date with new events and content. The content hub which contains articles such as understanding your first payslip, upcoming fees and outgoings and how to claim expenses give students tips that they can implement right away, as well as covering key financial considerations for the future such as salary progression to help them plan better for their futures.Content Hub:


As a NANSIG member you have free access to ebrain.

ebrain is a non-profit raising initiative brought to you by the Joint Neurosciences Council.

ebrain incorporates 650+ interactive, multimedia-rich lessons in 24 modules, along with 100+ webinars, virtual case reports, practice examinations, learning paths and a bibliography. This represents the world’s largest, most comprehensive web-based training resource in clinical neuroscience.

Each elearning session is a self-contained 20-minute piece of learning that starts with learning objectives and ends with a summary and questions.

ebrain can be used by both trainees and trainers to support CPD across all neuroscience specialties. Certificates are provided that can be used within portfolios and to evidence self-directed CME and CPD points can be claimed.


Thieme is a leading publisher of information and services contributing to the improvement of healthcare and health. Employing more than 1,000 staff, the family-owned company develops products and services in digital and other media for the medical and chemistry sectors. Operating internationally with offices in 11 cities worldwide, the Thieme Group works closely with a strong network of experts and partners. The products and services are based on the high-quality content of Thieme’s 200 journals and 4,400 books. With solutions for professionals, Thieme supports relevant information processes in research, education, and patient care. Medical students, physicians, nurses, allied health specialists, hospitals, health insurance companies and others interested in health and healthcare are at focus of Thieme’s activities. The mission of the Thieme Group is to provide these markets with precisely the information, services, and products they need in their specific work situation and career. Providing top-quality services that are highly relevant to specific audiences (such as neurosurgery), Thieme contributes to better healthcare and healthier lives. For more information about Thieme, please visit:

The Unofficial Guide to Medicine

Do you believe in the power of students/juniors to make change? Have you still not found that perfect textbook? The one that makes study efficient but also fun?  

The Unofficial Guide to Medicine is here for UK medics. Our books have been recognised for their excellence and we have received distinguished prizes including 2 BMA Medical Book of the Year Awards and The ASME New Leader Award. Our unique publishing model puts students at the forefront of every stage in the development of the books. By filling a large gap in the market for comprehensive, student-driven medical textbooks, we have helped thousands of students across the world achieve success in their medical examinations and clinical performances.  

Our student-led approach and process means there are also excellent opportunities for anyone interested in becoming an author with us. Get in touch now:  

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Severn Healthcare Technologies

“SEVERN Healthcare Technologies have a pedigree in neurospine medical device distribution going back over 30 years.

Severn staff have many years of accumulated experience in neurosurgery and spinal surgical specialties including: monitoring electrodes for the surgical treatment of epilepsy, frame-based stereotaxy in functional Neurosurgery, a dural closure, adhesion control, cranial opening and closure and theatre ancillaries.

Severn’s manufacturing partners include AdTech (epilepsy monitoring); Elekta (Leksell Vantage Stereotaxy System); Kogent (non-stick bipolar forceps); Evonos (cranial fixation plating systems and perforators); BiosCompass (AntiAD anti-adhesion gel); Polyganics (LIQOSEAL Dural Sealant); Medprin (Dural Substitutes) and PharmaSept (sterile equipment drapes), all of whom are global market leaders in their respective fields.

The Severn commitment to the surgical specialties that we serve is to consistently provide gold standard technologies that are being continuously enhanced by innovation and development, industry leading customer service with competent technical support and quality education programmes.

Our ambition is to provide added value in everything that we do, so that our customers have a delightful experience in all their dealings with Severn.”



For over 50 years, our Midas Rex™ platform has been the name in surgical drills. Like you, we don’t rest on our past — we build upon it. Because we innovate, we continue to be the leader in reliability, performance and surgeon preference.

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