Dr Norman McConachie
UKNG Chair (2013-16)
In 1990, a group of around a dozen UK Interventional Neuroradiology pioneers held the inaugural meeting to discuss interesting cases and to share tips and complications. They found it so useful, they created the UK Neurointerventional Group (UKNG), which has held biannual meetings ever since.
The UKNG has expanded and evolved over the years but at its core, it remains an informal convivial association of like-minded “neurointerventionists”.
There is no formal constitution but an elected committee of Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Trainee representative holds regular minuted business meetings with the membership, submits formal accounts, sponsors a travelling fellowship and oversees the smooth running of the meetings, the website and social media accounts.
In recent years it has taken on more formal administrative roles, advising NICE and other national bodies about clinical and technical developments in the field. It is independent of but closely affiliated to the British Society of Neuroradiologists and the UKNG Chair (or designated representative) is a co-opted member of the BSNR Executive Committee. It is an affiliated Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Radiologists. Its’ executive serves on many national committees including NHS England Clinical Reference Groups.