Brain and spine pathway board 

The Brain and Spine Tumour Pathway Board, led by Edward McKintosh, is responsible for driving improvement across the whole care pathway. Click here to read our annual report for 2016/17.

  • Clinical director

    Edward McKintosh, Pathway Director for Brain and Spine

    Professional background

    Edward McKintosh trained at Guy’s and St. Thomas’s and completed basic surgical training at St. George’s Hospital. After six months as a Senior House Officer at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square he spent seven months researching kuru in Papua New Guinea, before doing a PhD in surgical instrument sterilisation from CJD.

    After higher specialist training in Neurosurgery on the South Thames rotation he returned to Queen Square for further experience in awake craniotomies for epilepsy and tumour surgery. Towards the end of training he won the Norman Dott Gold Medal for obtaining the highest mark in the FRCS(sn) exam. This funded an observership at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, following which he took up his current post at the Royal London Hospital.

    Specialist interests

    His sub-specialist interest is brain tumour surgery with a general neurosurgical practice which includes brain trauma as well as degenerative neck and lumbar spine conditions.

 Brain and spine pathway board papers

Brain and Spine pathway board minutes 10.06.201910/06/2109
Brain and Spine pathway board minutes 18.09.1918/09/2019
Brain and Spine pathway board minutes 02.04.201902/04/2019
Brain and Spine Pathway Board Minutes November 201827/11/2018
Brain and Spine Pathway Board Minutes October 201802/10/2018
Brain and Spine Pathway Board Minutes June 201818/06/2018
Brain and Spine Pathway Board Minutes April 201817/04/2018

 Brain and spine pathway board documents

Brain and Spine Pathway Board Annual Report 2018-19
Brain and Spine Pathway Board Annual Report 2017-18
London Cancer Neuro-oncology Surgical Guidelines 2014
London Cancer Neuro-oncology Guidelines 2014

 Membership - Brain and spine pathway board

Anish BahraNeurologist / Clinical Lead for NeurologyBarts Health
Cass O'ReillyGeneral Manager for NeurosciencesBHRUT
Edward McKintoshConsultant Neurosurgeon / Pathway Board DirectorBarts Health
Emma TingleyCharity SectorThe Brain Tumour Charity (formerly known as the Samantha Dickinson Trust)
Emma Townsley Neuro-Onc CNSUCLH
Hannah LoweClinical Nurse SpecialistBarts Health
Jane Baranowski Clinical Nurse SpecialistUCLH
Jane EvansonRadiologist / POSCU- Early DiagnosisBarts Health
Jonathan BenjaminNeurosurgeon / Lead for Pituitary and Scull based surgeryBHRUT
Jonathan Martin Consultant Palliative Care PhysicianUCLH
Kad SuntharalinghamNHNN Brain Tumour Unit General ManagerUCLH
Kia Rezajooi (Mr) Consultant Spinal NeurosurgeonRNOH
Kim GroveClinical Nurse SpecialistBHRUT
Louise DulleytbaBHRUT
Louise PlattTherapist / Clinical Lead for AHPsUCLH
Maggie FitzgeraldClinical Nurse Specialist / Lead for SurvivorshipMount Vernon Hospital
Naomi Fersht Oncologist / Clinical Lead for Neuro-oncologyUCLH
Nichola BrownClinical Nurse SpecialistUCLH
Orla McKeeActing Brain Tumour Unit ManagerUCLH
Rachel LewisOncologistBarts Health
Seb BavettaNeurosurgeonBHRUT
Sebastian Brandner PathologistUCLH