Exciting job opportunities at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary


Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Highly Specialised Clinical Physiologist, Neurophysiology (2 Posts)
Band 7 £32,013 – £42,205 per annum
Full-time 37.5 hours per week

Based in the Neurosciences Department at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary these posts are offered on a whole time basis.

Aberdeen’s Foresterhill Health Campus includes Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and Aberdeen University Medical School on one site, providing comprehensive Adult, Paediatric and Neonatal services to all patients of Grampian region, also including patients from Orkney and Shetland Islands. (Catchment Population 500,000).

Our busy, well established, Clinical Neurophysiology Department delivers a wide range of specialist and highly specialist clinical services including:

– EEG, (including Adult ICU / HDU, Paediatric HDU and Neonatal ICU), Sleep EEG (sleep deprived / melatonin sleep)
– Ambulatory EEG (adult & paediatric)
– Adult Video Telemetry EEG Monitoring
– Paediatric Video Ambulatory EEG, CFAM in adult and neonatal ICU
– Physiologist Led Carpal Tunnel Screening Clinics
– Evoked Potentials (VEP, SEP, BAEP)
– Intra Operative Neuro Monitoring – Multimodality monitoring of brain, spinal and brainstem neurosurgical cases

The successful candidate will be experienced and competent in all investigations performed. You will contribute to the effective delivery of high quality services with participation in service development. Supervisory experience and involvement in training of student physiologists to BSc level will be an important aspect of the role. CPD is encouraged and supported.

Band 6 Specialist Clinical Physiologists looking to develop their career will be considered.

Aberdeen is a vibrant cosmopolitan city, with two universities, offering city lifestyles with beautiful countryside and dramatic coast on our doorstep for outdoor pursuits. Travel is easily achieved by direct flights, train or bus across the UK and beyond.

Informal enquiries should be made to Wilma Gerrie, Service Manager, Clinical Neurophysiology Dept on 01224 552228 or e-mail wilma.gerrie@nhs.net.

To apply please visit www.nhsgrampian.org/jobs and search for Ref No CR18373. Closing date 20 December 2017.

Click here for a printable pdf of this job advert.

Exciting job opportunity in Oxford


Position:             Highly Specialist Clinical Physiologist – Spinal Cord Monitoring

Employer:           Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Department:       Clinical Measurement Group –

                           Department of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering

Location:            Oxford

Salary:                Full-time, Band 7 Salary Scale: £31,696-£41,787 per annum

The Clinical Measurement Group is looking to appoint a specialist Healthcare Scientist to undertake and develop intra-operative spinal cord monitoring (IONM) services, which the team provide for the Trust. The post is an exciting opportunity that would suit candidates who are either clinical neurophysiologists or clinical scientists with significant knowledge of and experience in evoked potential monitoring.

The main role of this post is to provide multimodal neurophysiological measurements of spinal cord function of patients undergoing corrective spinal deformity surgery or tumour removal. The successful candidate would be expected to help provide specialist advice and training to other professions around these investigations, particularly in the area of motor evoked potential monitoring. Working with the Head of Group, the post holder would also have responsibilities to ensure these services are efficiently provided, reported, documented and audited.

We are looking for a suitably qualified, motivated individual who is able to work flexibly, both independently and as a member of a dedicated team. Good communication skills are essential to relay critical information to the entire surgical team and while working under pressure. The post requires partaking in out of hours duties. The department encourages continuing personal training and development in this friendly and dynamic organisation, which seeks to innovate and strives for excellence in delivering first class patient care.

For informal enquiries contact Rosie Steele on 01865 221595

For further details visit NHS Jobs website at: http://jobs.ouh.nhs.uk/job/v753399

A Third Masterclass in Intra-operative Neuro-Monitoring (IONM) For Spinal Surgery

owestryThe Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Are excited to announce the programme for their 3rd Masterclass in Intra-operative Neuro-Monitoring (IONM) For Spinal Surgery.

Date: 22nd September 2017

Location: Conference Centre, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry Shropshire

Target Audience: Anaesthetists, Surgeons, Spinal Injury Physicians, Clinical Neurophysiologists

Topics Covered: Basic Concepts, Principles and Performance of IONM


08.30 – 09.00 Registration Tea/Coffee

09.00 – 09.10 Welcome –

Dr. Sumeeta Conry, Consultant anaesthetist, RJAH orthopaedic hospital
Session 1- Basic principles of IONM
09.10 – 09.30 Anatomical considerations for IONM in Spinal Surgery –

Michael Pridgeon, Specialist Healthcare Scientist and Intra-operative monitoring lead, Neurophysiology, The Walton Centre, Liverpool
09.30 – 10.15 Basic principles and technique of IONM –

Michael Owen, Specialist in intra-operative neurophysiology – Medtronic
Somatosensory evoked potential • Motor evoked potential • Electromyography
Session 2 – IONM and Spinal surgery – A surgeons perspective – Chair Mr. Neil Davidson

10.15 – 12.10 Introduction/Overview of IONM in Spinal surgery –

Mr. Neil Davidson, Consultant spinal surgeon, Alder Hey and RJAH hospital

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy and IONM –

Ms. Benedetta Pettorini, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool

Use of IONM monitoring in lateral approaches to spine –

Mr. Matt Ockendon, consultant spinal surgeon, RJAH, Oswestry

Coffee break
IONM for deformity surgery –

Mr. Neil Davidson, Consultant spinal surgeon, Alder Hey hospital, Liverpool
Session 3 – Anaesthesia and IONM – Chair Dr. Sumeeta Conry
12.10 – 12.35 – Anaesthesia and neuromonitoring in patients with Neuromuscular scoliosis –

Dr. Rishi Diwan, Consultant Anaesthetist,Alder Hey, Liverpool
12.35 – 13.00 – Physiologic and non anaesthetic factors affecting Evoked Potential.

Dr. Sumeeta Conry, Consultant anaesthetist, RJAH

13.00 to 13.45 Lunch Break
13.45 – 14.15 – Keynote lecture – IONM alerts and what it means to surgeons and anaesthetists – Dr. Colin Shirley, Consultant Neurophysiologist, University hospital Birmingham
Session 3
14.15 – 14.45 – Contraindications and patient safety during neuro monitoring –

Chris Hovey, Neurosign Manager, The Magstim company
14.45 – 15.15 – Interactive Case presentations – Dale Derbyshire, Clinical Physiologist, London
Session 4 – Combined Workshop and Tea Break
15.15 – 16.00

a) Demo of electrode insertion on manikin – Workshop with Pascal, Sarah Cowley, Spine specialist, Nuvasive
b) ACDF and EMG Endotracheal tube – Chris Hovey, Neurosign Business manager, The Magstim company
16.00 – 16.30 – IONM and Litigation – ‘Do I meet the Standard of Care’ – Ask the panel –

Chair – Dr. Colin Shirley, Consultant Neurophysiologist, University hospital Birmingham

16.30 – Evaluation form and close

Click here to download the flyer for this meeting.

Exciting opportunity available in Sheffield!

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Registered Healthcare Scientist / Practitioner

Job Ref: 190-3653-LEG

Salary: Band 8a £40,028 to £48,034 pa

Hours: f/t 37.5


We have an opportunity for a HCPC registered Healthcare Scientist / Practitioner to undertake a leading role within the intraoperative monitoring clinical service.

This role would ideally suit an individual with extensive post registration experience of delivering multi-mode intraoperative monitoring for orthopaedic spinal deformity surgeries. You will be encouraged to expand into other areas of activity delivered by the SCE group, which presents an excellent opportunity to diversify and develop a range of skillsets within the registration categories of clinical engineering, physiological measurement and computing.

The post will be based at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, but the main service delivery will be at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

This post may also suit individuals with less relevant experience but who are motivated to progress their career rapidly. In such cases, appointment would normally be at a lower band and we would strongly encourage an informal discussion prior to application.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Ian Scivill via email ian.scivill@sth.nhs.uk

To apply, please click on the following Link:


Closing date: 8 March 2017

Please click here for a printable pdf of this job advert.

NMUK Spring Forum – London – April 2017

nhnn-nm-uk-spring-forum-registration-formNM UK are pleased to announce a one day forum for intra-operative neuromonitoring professionals to be held at

queens-square-logo  The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery On Friday 7th April 2017

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery are delighted to host NM UK’s Spring forum 2017.
This is an opportunity to create a platform for sharing knowledge, discussing ideas, problem solving, and teaching and developing.  The day will consist of various presentations and case studies from complex spine areas, neurosurgical areas and allied health.  We have a number of interesting talks lined up but if you would like to contribute to the day, please contact the local organiser Brett Sanders (brett.sanders@uclh.nhs.uk).

Registration will be from 9:30 for a 10:00 start and is scheduled to end at 15:30. The meeting will include a light lunch and tea/coffee breaks.


How much will it cost?

Free for existing NM UK subscribers*

           £45 for non-subscribers (the £45 fee will include the 2016/17 subscription to NM UK).

* free for delegates who have paid their NM UK subscription as of 31st Dec 2016


The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery,



London, WC1N 3BG

The closest London underground stations are: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) and Holborn (Central Line). The closest over-ground stations are: King’s Cross, St. Pancreas and Euston.

When travelling from Waterloo, take the 188, 68, 59 or 168 bus to Southampton Row.


Please click here for a printable registration form.



NM UK are pleased to announce a one day forum for intra-operative neuromonitoring professionals to be held at:

Post-graduate centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Friday 4th November 2016

Birmingham QEH are delighted to host NM UK’s Autumn forum 2016.  This is the ideal platform to share and discuss ideas, problems, new techniques etc with colleagues from other IONM centres around the country.  Hence the day will consist of presentations and case studies. The local host contact is Vicky Keighley Victoria.Keighley@uhb.nhs.uk.

Registration will be from 8:30 for a 9am start and is scheduled to end at 1530hrs. The meeting will include a light lunch and tea/coffee breaks.  Places are restricted to 35 delegates due to room size so please book your place as soon as possible- first come first served!

How much will it cost?

Free for existing NM UK subscribers*

£45 for non-subscribers (the £45 fee will include the 2016/17 subscription to NM UK).         

* free for delegates who were NM UK subscribers as of 1st July 2016 and have also renewed their subscription for 2016/17 (subscription renewals are due on 1st October 2016). If you do not renew your subscription you will be charged the non-member price to attend the meeting.


The Conferences@QEHB Postgraduate Centre is located in a standalone building, between the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and the Heritage Building (Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Please see attached map and travel information about the venue.

How about also attending the ANS/BSCN Audit conference In Birmingham on Thursday 3rd November?

Please note there is a separate meeting being run by the ANS/BSCN Joint National Audit Project on Thursday 3rd November at the same venue. This audit meeting will include feedback from this years IONM audit which many of you will have participated in. Please do consider attending both events. The audit meeting registration is separate from the NM UK event. For details and registration for their event please see http://conferences.uhb.nhs.uk/events/national-clinical-neurophysiology-audit-conference/

Provisional Programme

8:30 Registration and refreshments  
9:00 Welcome and introduction Dr Colin Shirley

(Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham)

9:10 IOM for Epilepsy surgery Ramesh Chelvarajah

(Consultant Neurosurgeon)


9:50 Nexstim and Motor Evoked Potentials Ismail Ughratdar (Consultant Neurosurgeon)
10:30 Structures at risk from skull base surgery Alessandro Palluzzi (Consultant Neurosurgeon)
11:10 Refreshments  
11:30 Case presentations:


Spinal Tumour

Brachial Plexus

Mr Will McDevitt

Mrs Fay George

(Clinical Physiologists, Birmingham Children’s Hospital)

12:15 IOM techniques during Spinal Cord Tumour resection Mr Peter Walsh

(Clinical Physiologist, Bristol Royal Infirmary)

13:00 Lunch  
13:45 Spinal Cord Monitoring in Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) Mrs Karen Plumb and Lisa Griffiths

(Clinical Physiologists, RNOH, Stanmore)

14:15 Contraindications to Motor Evoked potentials revisited Dr Colin Shirley

(Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham)

14:50 Case study; Free run EMG monitoring in Lumbo-sacral decompression and Spondylolisthesis correction. Victoria Keighley

(Clinical Physiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmngham)


15:20 Questions and close  


Click here for a pdf version of this forum programme.

Click here for the-nmuk-winter forum-registration-form and information leaflet.


Clinical Neurophysiology National Audit Meeting

Thursday, 3rd November 2016
The Post Graduate Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Why attend? –

1. Find out the preliminary results and discuss the 2015-2016 National Audit Projects, which include:

• An audit of IONM against ANS/BSCN standards
• A service evaluation on performing EEGs in NEAD patients
• Opinions on the BSCN/ANS national standards

2. Gain information on how to prepare for IQIPS

3. Showcase your own audit work on a poster with a £200 cash prize

4. Eat a good lunch, enjoy the company of medical and physiologist colleagues and get external CPD points

There will be a charge of £40 for the meeting. All refreshments will be provided.
Pre-registration is essential. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Registration details and the provisional programme can be accessed at the following site:
If you have any queries or require any further information about the conference please contact Catherine Pang catherine.pang@nhs.net or Ros Kandler rosalind.kandler@sth.nhs.uk

Please click the link below for a word version of this advert.



NMUK General Meeting Edinburgh 2016

Registration for the 2016 NM UK Annual Meeting in Edinburgh is now open.

We are limited to 50 delegates so please contact our events coordinator, Rosie Steele, as soon as possible to reserve your place and avoid disappointment.

Rosie Steele
NM UK Events Coordinator
Tel: 01865 221 595

Full programme to be finalised but the 2-day event will feature:

Location: Edinburgh University Old Medical School, Teviot Place

· Neuroanatomy lecture from Professor Gordon Findlater in the historic Old Medical School Padua-style Anatomy Lecture Theatre
· Spinal deformity instrumentation and implants talk from Iain McKinnon (K2M) with demo kits
· Wet teaching in the anatomy lab with mounted television cameras above the dissections

Location: Surgeons’ Hall, Nicolson Street

· A lecture on the evolution of spinal deformity surgical techniques from Mr. Thanos Tsirikos, Clinical Lead of the Scottish National Spine Deformity Service
· Teaching from our internationally renowned keynote speaker – Dr. Francesco Sala, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Verona. Dr Sala’s main fields of interest are Paediatric Neurosurgery and Intraoperative Neurophysiology. Topics to be confirmed.
· Presentations on monitoring and mapping of the cranial nerves and locating the cord midline from Dr. Alan Forster, Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, Aberdeen
· A guide to neurosurgical electrodes for IOM and for invasive long term monitoring of epilepsy from Alastair Pittman at Severn Healthcare
· A talk on anaesthesia for neurophysiology cases, working together from Dr. Phil Neal, Consultant Anaesthetist, Edinburgh
· Instructional presentations on mapping and monitoring insular gliomas and AVM cases from Michael Pridgeon (Walton Centre) and Michael Owen (Bespoke Healthcare), expert Clinical Physiologists in the field
· Di Boothman (NM UK & Taunton) will be discussing EMG monitoring for tethered cord and lumbar surgery
· A look at IOM changes with osteotomies from the Royal Liverpool University Hospital
· Dr. Aisyah Yaacob, Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist will present an audit on brainstem neurophysiological monitoring in microvascular decompression of hemifacial spasm performed in Glasgow
· Mr. Pasquale Gallo, Consultant Neurosurgeon, will discuss the value of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in tethered cord surgery here in Edinburgh
· Dr. Jay Shetty, Consultant Neurologist and Mr. Drahus Sokol, Consultant Neurosurgeon, will give an account of Edinburgh’s experience of using invasive & IOM in epilepsy surgery with example cases
· Mr. Jothy Kandasamy, Consultant Neurosurgeon, will share an interesting spinal tumour case study
· Informal group discussions on: recruitment and retention of experienced IOM Staff, internal/external training and qualifications in IOM and personal indemnity insurance
· Plenty of opportunity to spend time at the exhibit tables from our sponsors
· A personal talk from Scoliosis Association (UK) representative and father of scoliosis patient, Pierre Bernard about what safe surgery means to patients and families
· An opportunity to wander around the new History of Surgery Museum
· Evening networking reception (pub!)

There will be plenty of time for questions, discussion and refreshment breaks.

We very much hope to see you here in historical and vibrant Edinburgh!



Thursday 9th & Friday 10th June 2016

Surgeons’ Hall

Nicolson Street

Edinburgh EH8 9DW



An informal 2-day meeting, packed with presentations from reputable experts, hands-on workshops, interesting case studies and discussion, with the aim of promoting excellence in Neurophysiology in the UK through the sharing of knowledge and best practice.

Target Group

  • Neuromonitoring UK members
  • Beginner and advanced professionals working in the field of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring
  • Associated professionals or anyone with an interest in the area

Learning Methods

  • Presentations
  • Instrumentation demonstrations
  • Lab-based anatomy workshops
  • Case studies
  • Discussion
  • Opportunity to visit The History of Surgery Museum

Full programme to be confirmed. Check back for updates!


Learning Outcomes

  • Encourage and promote excellence in Neurophysiology to support the delivery of the best care for patients
  • Provide a forum for discussion and exchange of techniques and ideas relating to Neurophysiology
  • Provide a source of advice and support for Neurophysiology professionals


NM UK subscribers – £100

Non-subscribers – £120 (this will include 2015/16 subscription to NM UK).

Course Capacity

Strictly 50 delegates. Lunch and refreshments provided.

Course Convener

Lindsay Henderson

NM UK Deputy Chair

Neurophysiology Department, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh

Tel: 07525774225


If you’d like to register for this event, please contact:

Rosie Steele

NM UK Events Coordinator

Clinical Measurement Group

Level One, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 221 595


If you are interesting in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, please contact:

Dale Darbyshire

NM UK Commercial Liaison

Lawn Cottage, Lawn Road, London, NW3 2XD

Tel: 07801413273


Click here to download the registration form for the NMUK Annual Meeting Edinburgh June 2016