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UKSSB Fund Application Form


The Board of the UKSSB welcomes applications from its constituent societies for financial support in the delivery of Research, Education and Administartive activities.

Applications must be on the linked form below, and submitted with the supporting information to the Executive Assistant of the Board for consideration. (

Applications can be made at any time, but deadlines for consideration coincide with the Board meetings at which time assessment and decision will be made.

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North American Spine Society (NASS)

Funding (until 13th February 2017) and fellowships (until May 15th 2017) available, please see flyer here: Link to Document:



Specialised Commissioning Trauma Programme of Care Briefing 7:
December 2016


Trauma is one of the National Programmes of Care (NPoC) which have been designed to organise the individual service areas into six functional groupings. The National Trauma Programme of Care covers prescribed specialised services in traumatic injury, orthopaedics, head and neck and rehabilitation; this relates to both specialised and highly specialised prescribed services, and includes both surgical and medical services.
It consists of an NPoC Board and seven Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs): Rehabilitation and Disability, Major Trauma, Spinal Services, Neurosciences, Adult Critical Care, Specialised Ear and Ophthalmology Services and Specialised Pain.
Programmes of Care are co-chaired by a clinician and a member of NHS England’s specialised commissioning senior management team. The Trauma PoC is co-chaired by Paul May Divisional Clinical Director for Neurosurgery, Critical Care and Pain, at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool and Robert Cornall Regional Director of Specialised Commissioning NorthThe Senior Programme Manager for Blood and Infection is Jacqui Kent.”

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National Institue for Health Research

The NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC), based at the University of Southampton, manages evaluation research programmes and activities for the NIHR




ebrain is a resource that can be used by both trainees and trainers to support continuous professional development. Lessons can be studied individually or in combination.  Certificates are provided and can be used within portfolios.
ebrain, a Not for Profit initiative, is brought to you by the Joint Neurosciences Council, the European Federation of Neurological Societies and the European Neurological Society and represents the world's largest, most comprehensive web-based training resource in clinical neuroscience.
Led by Professor Simon Shorvon, Mr Simon Thomson, Dr Hannah Cock and Professor Thomas Berger, the 450+ contributing clinicians form part of a multi-disciplinary team of expert authors and reviewers drawn from all areas of the neurosciences, both in the UK and across Europe.
Further details can be found at:


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Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery