Spinal services

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About Us

The Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery (CSSS) is based within the Queen’s Medical Centre of Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust. NUH is a large university hospital trust, the regional Major Trauma Centre, and a tertiary referral unit for all aspects of complex spinal pathology. The CSSS comprises the spinal ward (D8), our same-day emergency care unit (ST3), specialist spinal theatres and the spinal outpatients department. All of our consultants exclusively perform spinal surgery and have a background in either orthopaedic surgery or neurosurgery. As a multi-disciplinary team, the CSSS provides expert spinal care for rare and highly complex spinal conditions. Each of the spinal consultants has an area of special interest such as paediatric spinal deformity, adult spinal deformity, neuromuscular deformity, degenerative conditions of the spine, spinal oncology and primary bone tumours, spinal osteoporosis and spinal trauma.


Leaflets about your procedure/condition

The British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS) has a website (British Association of Spine Surgeons - Home) with lots of useful links to patient information including a variety of leaflets ( British Association of Spine Surgeons - Booklets) This includes


Emergency Pathway

ST3 is our Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC unit). This Unit is designed to provide rapid access assessment and treatment planning for suspected serious spinal and neurosurgical conditions.

The Unit’s remit is to assess you to decide if you need emergency surgery or other emergency intervention. You may be seen on the same day as attending the emergency department, the day after or a few days after seeing another health care professional, depending on the symptoms you have.

Please read the attached leaflet (ST3 booklet v3.pdf [pdf] 444KB) for more information about what to expect if you attend ST3.