Mr George Spink FRCS (Neurosurg)

Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon and Specialist Complex Spinal Surgeon East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

Current positions:

Consultant Neurosurgeon Hull and East Riding NHS Trust
Consultant Neurosurgeon The Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital
Consultant Neurosurgeon Nuffield Health, York
Honorary Consultant York and Scarborough NHS Trust
Honorary senior clinical tutor Hull York Medical school
Phase 1 Academic tutor Hull York Medical school
Phase 1 2 and 3 examiner Hull York Medical school

Previous positions:

Consultant Neurosurgeon The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford 2008
Clinical director for Neurosurgery HEY NHS Trust 2012-14
Clinical director for Spinal surgery HEY NHS Trust 2009-16
Cheyne Edmunds surgical scholarKings College Hospital 1996

MB BS(Lond) - Distinction in surgery

Basic medical degree

BSc(Hons) – Anatomy with physiology

Intercalated higher degree


Qualification in general surgery


Qualification in Neurosurgery

CCST Neurosurgery

Completion in training; GMC specialist registration


Theology degree


PostGraduate Certificate in Medical Education

Neurosurgical training

I completed my Neurosurgical training in London. I rotated through senior training posts in Neurosurgery:

  • The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Great Ormond Street
  • King’s College Hospital
  • The Royal Free Hospital
  • Charing Cross Hospital
  • Queen’s Hospital



During this period I trained with predominantly spinal surgeons including:

  • Professor Alan Crockard
  • Mr Adrian Casey
  • Mr Dominic Thompson
  • Mr John Brecknell
  • Mr David Peterson

Healthcare providers


  • DVLA For advice on return to driving after surgery
  • HYMS Local medical school (Honorary senior clinical tutor since 2014)
  • Medlyblog Local medical school undergraduate blog (Invited editor)
  • HYMSYorksurgsoc Local medical school surgical society (Honorary president for 6 years)
  • RAP Refer a patient (cloud based online referral system for NHS teams)


Professional Bodies

European Spinal Society Logo British Association of Spinal Surgeons Logo Society of British Neurosurgeons logo Royal College of Surgeons logo British Spinal registry Logo General Medical Council Logo
nansig Logo Inscision Logo I want great care logo National Institute for Clinical Excellence logo British Neurosurgical Trainees Association Logo British Medical Association Logo