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Call for an INR to join the BSNR Standards Committee on behalf of the UKNG

02 Jul 2020

Dr Hannah Stockley is stepping down from her role as UKNG representative on the BSNR standards committee after many years hard work.   We would like to invite any interested INRs who would like to take up this vacancy on the committee to... Read more

First Virtual UKNG meeting a success

27 Jun 2020

The first Virtual UKNG meeting occured on Friday 26th June.  Interesting talks on the effect of the Covid pandemic were enjoyed by delegates, including how INR services in France have been affected by Prof Mohammed Aggour and... Read more

Virtual UKNG 26th June

01 May 2020

A virtual UKNG meeting has been announced for Friday 26th June PM to replace the cancelled Manchester UKNG meeting.   Further details and agenda will be announced shortly. Read more

59th UKNG Manchester June 2020

15 Apr 2020

59th UKNG Manchester June 2020 Unfortunately this meeting has been postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.  Further details about meeting arrangements will be provided in due course. Read more

55th UKNG Meeting (Canary Wharf, London)

25 Apr 2018

The 55th UKNG meeting was successfully held on 08/06 and 09/06 (Friday & Saturday) at the Hilton London Canary Wharf . This meeting was hosted by the team from Queens, Romford. External speakers Shahram and... Read more

Guidance to help speed up rollout of vital life-changing stroke treatment

24 Jan 2018

Emergency mechanical thrombectomy removes blood clots in the brain and dramatically increases a stroke patient’s chance of a full recovery We do not have enough skilled doctors to provide the procedure – NHS England plans to roll out... Read more

54th UKNG Meeting (Preston)

22 Sep 2017

The 54th UKNG meeting was successfully held on Friday Nov 24th and Saturday 25th 2017 at the Preston Marriott. Preston Marriott. Garstang Rd, Broughton, Preston PR3 5JB Read more

NHS England announced specialised commissioning of mechanical thrombectomy for acute stroke

17 Apr 2017

NHS England has announced that it will commission mechanical thrombectomy so it can become more widely available for eligible patients. Work by NHS England is now underway to assess the readiness of each of the 24 neuroscience centres across the... Read more

53rd UKNG Meeting (Bristol)

02 Feb 2017

The June UKNG has been successfully held in Bristol on 9th/10th June Thanks to Shelley, Marcus and Alex and their excellent work. UKNG committee Read more

52nd UKNG Meeting (Hull)

02 Nov 2016

The 52nd UKNG meeting was successfully held on Friday Nov 25th and Saturday 26th. The meeting started at 2.30 pm on Friday (25th November) & finished with lunch on Saturday at Cave Castle Hotel & Country Club, South Cave, Brough,... Read more

Standard of Acute Ischaemic Stroke Thrombectomy Service

19 Oct 2016

The latest version of standards for providing safe acute ischaemic stroke thrombectomy services, endorsed by BSNR, UKNG, BASP, NAAGBI and Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party, is now available for online download. Click here to view the full... Read more

BSNR Training Guidance for Mechanical Thrombectomy

19 Oct 2016

Guidance for practitioners seeking training to participate in an acute ischaemic stroke thrombectomy service in the UK. Produced by members of the UK Neurointerventional Group (UKNG) and British Society of Neuroradiologists... Read more

Revamped UK Flow Diverter Registry

19 Aug 2016

Dear Colleagues, The UKNG FD Registry is now live in revamped professional format. Please follow the link to get a login assigned Best wishes, Phil Read more

51st UKNG Meeting (Manchester) Scientific Programme & Speakers

14 Jun 2016

Technique Arc-061 suction stentriever experience – Dr Sanjeev Nayak Difficult aneurysm – Dr Tufail Patankar Web audit – Dr Tufail Patankar High resolution vessel wall imaging – Dr Rekha... Read more

51st UKNG Meeting (Manchester) Educational Programme

12 Jun 2016

The educational programme on Friday morning from 9-12 a.m. was very well received. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Dr Anil Gholkar, Dr Allan Thomas, Dr Petter Flynn, Dr Sanjeev Nayak and Dr Norman McConachie for sharing their... Read more

Chair’s Post – Announcing the New Chair of UKNG

25 May 2016

am pleased to inform you that the next Chair of the UKNG will be Dr Peter Flynn from Belfast. Peter and his wife, Karen, will be well known to most of you. Peter has been a regular attender at our meetings for many years and... Read more

51st UKNG Meeting (Manchester)

18 Mar 2016

The 51st UKNG meeting has successfully taken place on 10th-11th June 2016 at the Hilton Deansgate hotel in Manchester.       Scietific programme 10/06/2016 (Fri) 9-12... Read more

Mechanical Thrombectomy For Treating Acute Ischaemic Stroke – Chair’s Commentary

14 Mar 2016

After a year during which the future for our specialty was difficult envisage, the fog is starting to clear. There is no doubt about the strength of the evidence – I urge you to read the meta-analysis from the HERMES collaboration and... Read more

Commentary on HEREMS IPR Meta-analyses of 5 NEJM trials & “Eyes on Evidence” for HTA

08 Mar 2016

HERMES: messenger for stroke interventional treatment. The Lancet, February 18, 2016 Link to original article – Quotes from tctmd article: In an editorial accompanying the Lancet... Read more

NICE Guidance on Mechanical Thrombectomy

28 Feb 2016

National Institue for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published updated guidance on 24th Feb 2016, which approves mechanical clot retrieval to treat eligible stroke patients on NHS. “NICE guidelines set the stage for thrombectomy to... Read more