Project ENTICE

(Evaluation of National Treatment and Investigation of Cauda Equina)

We are excited to announce that NANSIG has joined up with the British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative (BNTRC) to run a national multicentre prospective audit on the referral for suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome in the UK.

The study will involve each NANSIG university representative and other NANSIG members being paired with a member of the BNTRC to create a collaborative network throughout UK neurosurgical centres. This is an exciting opportunity for our members to get involved with relevant clinical research and all participants will be acknowledged with collaborative authorship in any future publications.

As part of this project, we will set up a mentoring programme to facilitate further support for NANSIG members to undertake this research and pursue careers in neurosurgery. This is NANSIG’s first research project and we hope the development of a collaborative network will provide a strong foundation for future research projects.

We have finalised the protocol and are currently registering the audit with local leads. We are still actively looking for collaborators so if you are interested please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at or contact our Research Lead Simon Davies directly at


Download the ENTICE Protocol