We provide a specialist spinal surgery service including treatment of degenerative spinal conditions (simple and complex, including those requiring instrumentation), artificial discs, spinal injury, spinal tumours (intra and extra dural, including metastatic disease), scoliosis and syringomyelia. We have weekly multidisciplinary meetings covering spinal disorders generally with neuroradiology support and a second covering spinal tumours, when there is additional input from neuropathologists and oncologists.

Patient contact

Service management

Other contact information

Assistant General Manager
Natalie Temperley: n.insley@nhs.net

Emergencies only:
020 3456 7890 followed by bleep 8100 
07960 664901


Spinal surgery
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
33 Queen Square 
London, WC1N 3BG

Referral address

Please refer via NHS e-Referral Service (formerly Choose and Book referrals)

Tertiary Referrals

Referral contact address:

Victor Horsley, Spinal Neurosurgery
The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
33 Queen Square, Box 8
London WC1N 3BG

Email: uclh.neurosurgery.admin@nhs.net

MSCC Service

The referrer should visit www.referapatient.org

When the referrer is logged on, they will be able to refer the patient by submitting the online referral form.

The referrals received via refer a patient are constantly monitored by the on-call neurosurgical team.

At this point, the images should be sent via Image Exchange Portal to UCLH.

If the patient requires surgery, a bed will be ring-fenced for the patient and the team will be on stand-by to receive the patient.

The referring hospital will be responsible for making appropriate transport arrangements for transfer of the patient to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery will be responsible for arranging transport at the time of repatriation of the patient following treatment.

If you have any queries, please contact the MSCC co-ordinator on 07903 531 674 or email d.martins1@nhs.net

We care for patients with:

  • Artificial discs
  • Cervical and lumbar
  • Degenerative spinal conditions
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal injury
  • Spinal tumours
  • Syringomyelia