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Member Benefits

Join the NSN and become part of a dedicated multi-professional community of the UK's leading spinal clinicians, who share a common vision of improving spinal care and implementing the National Back and Radicular Pain Pathway (NBRPP).

Benefits of joining the Network

As well as being at the forefront of spinal service provision, members will enjoy the following benefits:

Attend the NSN Annual Meeting
Excellent networking opportunity with an exclusive reduced rate for members, saving members more than their membership fee.

Collaborate in development of national projects and pathways 
NSN work alongside NHSEngland, GIRFT, BestMSKHealth programmes and other stakeholders developing spinal pathways/ spine projects, improving data collection and service provision nationally and regionally

Get to know your NSN Regional Representative
Network, build relationships and share best practice with your regional representative and other clinicians who deliver spinal care in your region. Together, identify local solutions related to improving spinal care and the implementation of the NBRPP.

Links to the Regional Spinal Networks
Members will have links with the Improving Spinal Care Regional Spinal Networks, via their NSN representative, providing opportunity to influence the development of a wide range of spinal care initiatives at regional level.

Links to the UK Spine Societies Board
The NSN has representation on the UK Spine Societies Board (UKSSB). This is an association which represents; the British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS), Society for Back Pain Research (SBPR), British Scoliosis Society (BSS), and British Association of Spinal Cord Injury Specialists (BASCIS) and includes representatives from the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS). It strives to improve Spine Care in the UK by facilitating collaborative working between the spinal societies for the benefit of the UK population.

Receive the UKSSB Monthly Newsletter
Be the first to receive the UKSSB newsletters sent via e-mail throughout the year, an essential round up of spinal information, including; the latest society news, relevant links, podcasts, updates from each the spinal societies and links to spinal conferences.

Attend BritSpine and other spinal events at discounted rates
BritSpine, the largest multidisciplinary spinal conference in the UK is hosted by the UKSSB biannually. Members will be entitled to apply for any conference discounts/bursaries offered for NSN members.

We look forward to welcoming you to the NSN and improving spinal care in the UK together.

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About the NSN

The National Spine Network (NSN) is an active multi-professional collaboration dedicated to the implementation of the best evidence for the management of spinal disorders through the National Back and Radicular Pain Pathway. The strength of the network lies with its members, learning from each other’s vast cumulative knowledge and experience to promote excellence in clinical care.



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