Formed in 1990, the United Kingdom Neurointerventional Group (UKNG) represents specialist doctors who perform minimally invasive operations on the brain, spine, head and neck blood vessels. These neurointerventional procedures include the treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke.
UKNG is closely affiliated with the British Society of Neuroradiologists (BSNR). UKNG is a special interest group (SIG) of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Executive members of UKNG serve on many national committees and have carried out advisory roles to groups such as NICE and the GMC.
UKNG has worked with BSNR, RCR, BSIR, BASP, SPNS, GMC as well as many other groups and individuals to develop a GMC recognised pathway for training doctors to become neurointerventionalists, in part to increase the capacity to provide mechanical thrombectomy treatment for acute ischaemic stroke.
This training pathway has been mapped to international accredited pathway. More details are available on the RCR, BSNR and GMC websites.