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SPINE MATTERS

UKSSB Quarterly eBulletin
June 2016

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UKSSB working groups

Private Practice Advisory Group

Colin Natali is now Chair of this group and a report on progress will follow in the next edition.

Training and Education

Spinal Surgery Training Interface Group (SSTIG) NHS Funded Training Fellowships
JCST signed off the new regulations for Surgical Training Interface Groups (STIGs) at the end of April. This is now the defined framework and has been endorsed by the Joint Surgical Colleges. The development of a Spinal Surgery Training Interface Group has the full support of the chair of JCST to progress. This does need to be under the auspices of JCST and the relevant SACs for it to be officially accredited and to permit the funding to be vired through Severn Deanery which hosts all of these. Societies have provided a full complement of possible representation for this for some time and this can now progress. It is anticipated that it will take at least a year for all aspects of this to be defined and for these to be introduced. Dates for an initial meeting are being defined and doodle polled. This will include the chairs of the SACs of both Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery.