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Spine Fellowships and Programmes is a web based resource that provides up to date information of spine fellowship programmes and clinical visit opportunities available in the world.

It is provided for surgical centres to promote their fellowships and for trainee spine surgeons to identify where fellowship programmes exist.

It is provided free of charge on behalf of the British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS).

Please note BASS has made no assessment of these fellowships and are not inferring that they meet any standards by appearing on the website.

Please feel free to browse the site and register to add fellowships or clinical visitation programmes.

BASS/BSS Presidents' Travelling Fellowship 2019

The British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS) and the British Scoliosis Society (BSS) offer senior residents, spinal fellows and consultants within two years of appointment a chance to have extensive exposure to complex spinal procedures at established spinal units over 2 weeks.
The Fellowship programme includes mandatory attendance at the following BASS/BSS meetings. The programme rotates between established orthopaedic and neurosurgical spinal centres allowing significant contact between fellows and leaders in the field.
The Fellowship will take place between 4th and 15th March 2019. The fellowship will rotate around centres in the North West and Midlands. The candidates will then visit Cardiff at the end of the fellowship.


Applications have closed for 2019 Fellowship - closed 2nd December 2018
For further details, visit:​

2019/20 UKSSB-funded places for the 
BOA Clinical Leaders Programme (CLP)
(now called the Future Leaders Programme)

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The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) will be running their Leaders Programme for the sixth year. The Programme is supported by best evidence from healthcare and industry. Its central aim is to drive improvement in Trauma and Orthopaedics and contributory disciplines.

The UKSSB has committed funding for a minimum of two places on this programme. 
(possibly more if there are suitable outstanding applications, open to Orthopaedic and Neurosurgeons)

This is available to surgical members of all constituent societies of the UKSSB - BASS, BSS, SBPR, BASCIS and NBP-CN.


Applications closed on Monday 27th May 2019 - details of future opportunities will be advertised via

Any enquiries about UKSSB funding should be directed to the UKSSB Executive Assistant,

For more information about the BOA’s Leaders Programme for 2019/20, please visit the BOA Website:

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