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The St George’s Hospital neurosurgery department provides a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the brain, skull, spine and nervous system.  The department provides both planned and emergency services for a large variety of general neurosurgical conditions.

Our sub-specialities include:

As a national centre of excellence and the heart of the South West London and Surrey Neurology Network, the department treats patients with the most complex conditions from across the country.

Services are provided in the state-of-the-art Atkinson Morley Wing. Complex interdisciplinary procedures are often performed in conjunction with consultants from other specialties, including ENT, maxillofacial, plastic and cardiovascular surgery.

With St George’s Hospital sharing a site with St George’s University of London and links to a number of other universities and research bodies, patients benefit from a specialist multidisciplinary approach to research and education that keeps the department at the forefront for clinical research.  This means that St George’s patients get the most innovative treatments as they are developed.


Bringing forms of identification to your first appointment

From Monday 14 August 2017, we are asking all new patients attending non-urgent Neurology and Neurosurgery appointments to bring two forms of identification (one to prove identity, and one to prove residential address) to their first appointment.

This is a new process so we can assess whether patients are eligible for free NHS treatment, in line with national Department of Health regulations. Details of documents that can be used for this are in the leaflet below. One document is required to prove your identity, and one document to prove your residential address.

If you are not eligible for free NHS treatment, you will be charged for any treatment given to you by any member of staff in any of our services, in hospital or in the community. Our overseas patients team will provide more information if you are not sure whether you are entitled to free hospital treatment, and will discuss payment terms with you if applicable.

No patient visiting St George’s will have urgent care delayed. You can find out more information here.


Mortality data

Consultant outcome publication (COP) is an NHS England initiative to increase transparency within the NHS and to provide the public with information on surgical outcomes. The Neurosurgical National Audit Programme (NNAP) has been mandated by NHS England to publish activity and mortality data for all neurosurgery units and consultant neurosurgeons practising in England.

The newly published mortality data shows that the St George's Hospital neurosurgery unit has a lower than expected mortality rate.  You can read the NNAP report on St George's and compare our performance with other neurosurgery units on the Neurosurgical National Audit Programme website.

Consultant Outcome Publication 2014

Read the mortality data and outcome report for each of our consultant neurosurgeons: