Bristol Neurological & Spinal Service

The Bristol Neurological & Spinal Unit is dedicated to the diagnosis, investigation and treatment of patients with spinal conditions and offers a full spectrum of investigation and treatment modalities to ensure our patients get the highest standards of care.

The Bristol Neurological & Spinal Unit, based at Southmead Hospital Bristol holds a unique position in the South West of England as the only centre that can offer both paediatric and adult services with Neurosurgical, Orthopaedic and Interventional Radiology specialists on one site.

The expertise from our multi-disciplinary team reflects our commitment to being at th forefront of delivering high quality care and to be the natural choice for patients seeking treatment for spinal problems. 

The Bristol Neurological & Spinal Unit accepts patients referred from Primary Care Teams as well as Regional Inter-Hospital referrals in addition to national and international referrals.  We offer a full range of operative and non-operative management strategies for patients with spinal conditions. The Bristol Neurological & Spinal Unit also has a close working relationship with the Pain Clinic based at North Bristol NHS Trust. We undertake elective and emergency surgery for all spinal conditions as well as all aspects of spinal trauma and spinal oncology. 

Services that contribute to the Bristol Spine Unit

To maintain the highest standards of patient care, a multi-disciplinary team is involved in the treatment of patients with spinal conditions. The following departments contribute their expertise:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Neurology and Neurophysiology
  • Pain Management Clinic
  • Spinal TriageClinic: Extended scope practitioners
  • Spinal Specialist Nurse Practitioners
  • In-patient and Out-patient Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
  • Orthotics