The BSNR has recently re-evaluated its goals to help it meet the challenges of the currently rapidly changing neuroradiological landscape. The BSNR aims:
- To promote high standards in the clinical practice of diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology throughout the UK.
- To promote the place of neuroradiology as a core discipline of the clinical neurosciences.
- To advise and collaborate with regulatory and professional bodies regarding development of guidelines and standards for the practice of diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology. This includes standards for facilities, delivery of service and professional abilities.
- To support the clinical practice and continuing professional development of UK neuroradiologists.
- To ensure, in collaboration with the Royal College of Radiologists and the PMETB, that training and education of neuroradiologists are appropriate and of a high standard.
- To monitor and advise on the number of UK neuroradiology trainees and training posts in order to assist in balancing supply of and demand for neuroradiologists.
- To stimulate and encourage research and research networks including ethical collaboration with radiological and therapeutic equipment manufacturers and in particular to support the scientific evaluation of equipment and devices by high quality trials.
- To develop and maintain relationships with national and international professional bodies relevant to neuroradiology.
- To foster communication with patient groups.
- To promote neuroradiology to medical students, junior doctors and trainee radiologists as a rewarding and enjoyable career.
The society holds its Annual Scientific Meeting in October each year in a different medical centre in the UK and occasionally elsewhere in Europe. The Society has strong professional links with the Royal College of Radiologists. Links are also established with the European Society of Neuroradiology and the World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies. The society is also affiliated with the UK Stroke Forum.
There are four categories: Ordinary, Associate, Senior and Honorary Members.
Radiologists in substantive posts in which at least five sessions per week of their time is spent in the practice of neuroradiology and who have presented a paper at an annual meeting
Radiologists who have an interest in neuroradiology, trainees in neuroradiology, or other persons with a research interest in neuroradiology who do not fulfil the criteria for ordinary membership. They will be elected by simple majority at a business meeting of the Society after being proposed and seconded by two ordinary members. Where an associate member subsequently fulfils the criteria necessary for ordinary membership this shall be granted automatically on application.
The Society will invite members who have retired to become Senior members. They will pay no annual subscription and although they may attend the annual business meeting they may not vote. Ordinary members may continue as such on retirement if they so wish.
The Society may exceptionally elect to honorary membership distinguished medical practitioners working in the field of neurological sciences. Honorary members have no voting rights and are exempt from the annual subscription.
- President: Dr John Straiton
- Previous President: Dr Anil Gholkar
- Honorary Treasurer: Dr James Byrne
- Honorary Secretary: Dr Tony Goddard
- ESNR / WFNRS Representative: Dr Kyriakos Lobotesis
- Standards Subcommittee Chair: Dr Phil White
- TESC Subcommittee Chair: Dr Chris Rowland-Hill
- Academic Subcommittee Chair: Professor Paul Griffiths
- Junior Representative: Dr Lucy Lee
Training and Education Subcommittee
- Dr Chris Rowland Hill (Hull) (Chair)
- Dr Steven McKinstry
- Prof Jo Bhattacharya (Glasgow)
- Dr W (Kling) Chong (London)
- Dr Andrew Farrall (Edinburgh)
- Dr Anil Gholkar (Newcastle)
- Dr Rob Lenthall (Nottingham)
- Dr Simon Barker (Southampton)
- Dr Katherine Miszkiel
- Dr Lucy lee (Junior Rep)
- Professor Paul Griffiths (Sheffield) (Chair)
- Prof Tariq Yousry (London)
- Dr Jonathan Gillard (Cambridge)
- Prof Joanna Wardlaw (Edinburgh)
- Dr Robin Sellar (Edinburgh)
- Dr Nigel Hoggard (Sheffield)
- Dr Tufail Patankar (Preston)
- Prof Dorothee Auer (Nottingham)
- Dr Phil White (Edinburgh) (Chair)
- Dr Gerardine Quaghebeur (Oxford)
- Dr Roger Laitt (Manchester)
- Dr Shawn Halpin (Cardiff)
- Dr Tim Hodgson
- Dr Norman MacConachie
- Dr Tina Good
- Dr Tony Goddard
- Dr W (Kling) Chong (for paediatric matters)
Further information regarding membership can be obtained from the Honorary Secretary.