Paediatric Neurosurgery Registration

We are currently accepting registrations from paediatric neurosurgeons around the world. Please complete the simple form on this page – it only takes 5–10 minutes – and after receiving your details we will contact you to verify your identity. InterSurgeon members are free to respond to Offers and Requests and so can begin productive, mutually-beneficial partnerships.

1 Contact information

2 Member information

3 Hospital information

For the section below, please answer the questions as they relate to the last hospital in which you held a substantive post or had admitting rights.

4 Current or past partnerships and further information

Public display name

This is the display name that will be displayed on your profile and to all other InterSurgeon users and is separate from the Contact information you provided in Step 1. You can choose to appear as an individual (e.g. John Smith, MD) or as a hospital/department (e.g. Department of Neurosurgery, St Mary's Hospital). You should not include your city or country in this name because that will appear beside your profile automatically.

Profile description

Add some information here about yourself and/or your hospital department. We recommend a few paragraphs that tell the world who you are, what you do and what you would like to get out of InterSurgeon. Are you attached to a University and involved in teaching and training? If so, please provide full details here.

NGO Alerts

InterSurgeon’s NGO members sometimes look for specialists like you for overseas visits. You can opt-into receiving notifications from NGOs in this way here. You can opt-out at any time too via the option on your profile page.

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Code of Practice

All Members of InterSurgeon agree to abide by the principles set down in the Declaration of Geneva as adopted by the 2nd General Assembly of the World Medical Association in 1948 and subsequently amended and revised, most recently in 2017. All members of InterSurgeon shall follow the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability.

Specifically, members of InterSurgeon should:

  • At all times practice their profession with conscience and dignity
  • Place the health and well-being of their patient above all other considerations
  • Respect and Maintain Patient Confidentiality
  • Respect colleagues and co-workers
  • Provide care to any patient irrespective of age, disease or disability, creed, race, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor
  • Agree not to use medical knowledge to violate human rights or civil liberties even under threat
  • Maintain the utmost respect for human life

Humanitarian aid should:

  • Be appropriate and responsive to the needs of the recipients
  • Be in response to a local request and in close collaboration with local medical and where appropriate, government agencies
  • Be designed to strengthen the knowledge and effectiveness of the local team
  • Incorporate aspects of teaching and training to local medical staff and allied health professionals and be planned as part of a long term collaborative partnership
  • Based upon a knowledge of the local political and economic situation such that no member of the team should be placed unawares in a position of risk
  • Based upon frank and open communication on both sides so that feedback and complaints should be encouraged and treated with respect, openness and dealt with in a timely fashion
  • Take place in an environment of continuous medical education and improvement
  • Use available resources in the most efficient and effective way

Effective Collaborative Partnerships for the delivery of surgical care should include:

  • Preliminary discussions on aims and intentions of the partnership with the inclusion of assessable goals and outcomes
  • Initial site visits to assess local physical infrastructure and manpower resources, with any deficiencies addressed prior to surgeries taking place
  • Clear agreement on essential resources necessary for delivery of safe surgical care in the pre, peri and post-operative period
  • Briefing of both parties on relevant social and cultural issues that are likely to affect a successful working relationship
  • Audit of surgical outcomes to include morbidity and mortality and benchmarking of these and of functional outcome from surgery; outcomes should be published with the local team maintaining ownership of the data and intellectual property
  • Informed consent to patients and/or their families or carers with written and verbal information provided in the appropriate language or dialect with the use of translators where necessary
  • The adoption of the WHO Surgical Checklist to encourage good and clear communication within the surgical team; no surgical procedure taking place if any essential factor is absent
  • The delivery of surgical intervention only by an appropriately trained surgeon or, in respect to those in training, under the close supervision of an appropriately trained surgeon
  • The delivery of anaesthetic and nursing care should be by appropriately trained staff
  • Close supervision of visiting trainees with preference always given to the teaching of local rather than visiting trainees
  • Careful and ethical management of any financial transactions between visiting surgeons, host and patient
  • Sustainable delivery of disposable items and donation of equipment with clear strategy for its servicing, repair and maintenance
  • Use of local reusable items and resources where appropriate
  • Planned delivery of clinical care, education and training in a long term and sustainable fashion Engagement, where appropriate, with local administrative or governmental bodies to improve and develop facilities and manpower and contribute to the development of National Surgical Plans

Code of practice for those making requests from students

InterSurgeon members making requests from students are expected to agree to the following code of practice:

  • Students shall be treated with respect at all times.
  • The physical and mental wellbeing of the student must be a priority.
  • The student must have an identified mentor at both their home institution and the hospital that they are visiting, to whom they can refer.
  • The student must be supervised in the clinical setting with patient confidentiality being respected and maintained.
  • Visiting students should not be provided with opportunities at the expense of local students.
  • The student should never be asked to perform any aspect of clinical duties with which he or she is uncomfortable.
  • The student must feel free to voice concerns if they feel what is expected of them is outside their capability and/or level of training.
  • When the student is asked to perform research their work and input to any resultant publication must be acknowledged.
  • A meeting should take place between student and mentor at the start of the attachment to discuss aspects of the service the student is joining, the role that they will be fulfilling and any local ethical or cultural matters relevant to the students’ stay. A further meeting should occur mid-term to discuss progress and any issues that have arisen and finally a meeting should take place at the end of the stay to summarise and evaluate. It is recommended that brief notes should be taken and signed by mentor and student.
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