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Why join the course?

In addition to their clinical duties, neurosurgeons are expected to engage with various management and leadership roles. This is particularly important for senior trainees who must demonstrate that they are ready to become consultants. This course will help trainees, and newly appointed consultants, understand the various aspects of management and leadership in neurosurgery. It will provide them with strong foundations to start or strengthen their leadership journey.  


This is a one day course aimed at neurosurgery trainees of all levels. It is particularly suitable for those approaching the end of their neurosurgical training. New consultants are also encouraged to attend. 

Course Description

What will learners who successfully complete the course know, understand or be able to do?

  • Appreciate the leadership requirements needed to become a consultant.
  • Demonstrate appropriate leadership behaviour and an ability to adapt their leadership style to improve engagement and outcomes.
  • Understand the NHS structure and commissioning. 
  • Gain insight into the various leadership roles available in the NHS (such as Clinical Governance, Education, Networks).
  • Promote a culture of learning and academic and professional critical enquiry.
  • Learn to identify management and leadership opportunities for themselves or their trainees


St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, Tooting, London, SW12 0RE.


The programme can be found here (PDF).


Delegates will be issued with a certificate of attendance and CPD will be sought from The Society of British Neurological Surgeons.

 Past students have said...

“Heard senior consultants talk openly and frankly. Really informative talks. Learned more about what is really needed as a consultant.”

“It is perfect experience and skills about leadership. Excellent course. Very useful for mid-late trainees.”

“Great event. A real eye opener into the hidden aspect of a consultant's working week.”


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