UPDATE! Neuromonitoring Training Course


NM UK Intra Operative Neurophysiology Course Registration

February 2018

NM UK would like to announce that registration is now open for our intraoperative monitoring course run in conjunction with James Watt, CNIM, R.EP.T to be held at

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Bristol City Centre 16th – 20th April 2018

Redcliffe Way,




There is a choice of 3 ways to attend the course: The first 2 days are aimed to give an introduction to the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for the performance of SEPs, MEPs and EMG monitoring in theatre.

The following 3 days provides an introduction to the advanced concepts of BAEP’s, Motor Cranial Nerve Monitoring, D-waves, H-reflex and BCR, Pedicle Screw Monitoring, Cortical and Subcortical Mapping and Monitoring and special spinal monitoring considerations for Far Lateral Lumbar Surgery.

It is possible to attend either, the first two days, the last three days or the whole week.

Registration will be from 08:00 for a 08:15 start and is scheduled to end at 17:00 each day. The meeting will include a light lunch and tea/coffee breaks.  Places are restricted to 30 delegates so please submit your registration form and payment as soon as possible – existing NMUK members will get priority for course places until 25th February 2018  after which it is first come first served!


5 day Whole 2 day Basic 3 day Advanced
NM UK members rate* £600 £260 £390
Non-members rate £700 £300 £450


*For the subscriber rate to be applicable you must be a subscriber to NM UK the day before 21st January 2018.

The prices shown include lunch and refreshments every day during the course and a USB of the course content.  The price does not include accommodation. Delegates are personally responsible for fees if the invoice is not paid. Any notification of withdrawal from the course should be sent at the earliest opportunity to events@neuromonitoringuk.org Refunds will only be made at the discretion of the organising team and no later than 31st March 2018. NM UK reserve the right to cancel the course at any time. Changes to the syllabus may also occur as NM UK representatives work with the James Watt to tailor the course towards the needs of our delegates.


Click here for a printable pdf of the Course Schedule

Click here for a printable IONM course Bristol 2018 registration form

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.