Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The unprecedented challenge of coronavirus has meant a significant redeployment of medical staff and repurposing of facilities to tackle the outbreak. The surgeons of the Brain and Spine Clinic are very much part of this effort in our NHS base at Salford Royal Hospital.

However, we recognise that spinal and neurosurgical problems continue to arise and require investigating and treating. Part of our efforts during this crisis is to ensure we continue to offer our neurosurgical patients the best management that circumstances allow. 

The surgeons of the Brain and Spine Clinic remain contactable and can continue to provide the following services:

  • New and follow-up consultations, either by telephone or video in order to eliminate the risks of face-to-face consultations. Video consultations can be set up straightforwardly using a computer or smart-phone, even if you have no previous experience of such platforms.
  • Arrange urgent investigation and treatment if you have a condition which poses a threat to neurological function.
  • Provide support & advice on symptom control of non-neurological threatening conditions such as spinal pain and sciatica while we await improvement in the coronavirus situation. Scans and definitive treatment can then be arranged as soon as it is safe to do so.

Remote consultations (telephone or video) are approved by the vast majority of insurance companies, but please do check with your insurer.

Routine investigations and treatment remain suspended at all our practice locations.

We wish you all well through this uncertain time.


The Brain and Spine Clinic has been formed by four experienced consultant neurosurgeons. Together we provide expertise across the entire range of neurosurgical problems, as well as sharing a common ethos of patient-centred care. This ethos is characterised by individualised excellence of care and translates into world-class surgical outcomes. We welcome you to explore our site to learn more about the care we deliver and the results we achieve.


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