The purpose of the Society is the study and advancement of Neurosurgery. This is achieved through the scientific meetings of the Society, through publications arising from deliberations about aspects of Neurosurgical practice and delivery of Neurosurgical services, through fostering professional relationships amongst neurosurgeons and through engagement with the public and bodies involved in the provision of care to patients requiring Neurosurgery.
Neil has been consultant neurosurgeon at National Hospital Queen Square London since 1995 and been clinical director of Neurosurgery there on two occasions. He specialises in intracranial Neurosurgery particularly neuro-oncology and skull base surgery. He has held a number of senior national positions and has just demitted as Chairman of the Neurosurgical Examination Board for the JCIE.