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Why join the course?

This one day interactive course aims to build understanding and provide hands-on experience of High Speed Drills. The candidates will learn the basic skills and techniques for high-speed drilling. 


Junior Neurosurgery Trainees (ST1-4) or equivalent level fellows, junior doctors and Physicians Associate graduates with interest in neurosurgery are targeted. Developing drilling skills is an essential operative skill in Neurosurgery (curriculum requirement).

Course description

The course will cover:

  • identifications, set-up and disassemble High Speed Drills

  • differentiate between attachment and cutting accessories and their respective applications

  • short presentations preceding the hands-on training will support the practical work

  • demonstrations of ICP and EVDs insertion.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

This is a popular course and due to the practical element, numbers are limited to a maximum number of 20 candidates.


Previous 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 (SBNS). 

Past students have said...

“Huge amount of material covered clearly. Practical session was fantastic.”

“Opportunity to use multiple different drill types under instruction and with helpful comments or tips for improvement. Excellent talks from all speakers.”


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