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A Synergistic Partnership Between Centre for Electroneurodiagnostics (CEN) and Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We are thrilled to announce a pioneering alliance aimed at elevating the standards of Intra Operative Neuro Monitoring (IONM) through a unique and comprehensive course. This collaboration between the Centre for Electroneurodiagnostics (CEN) and Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust heralds the launch of our much-anticipated IONM course, currently open for applications and prospectus requests.

The Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Course

Embark on a transformative learning journey designed to enhance the skills of NHS professionals. Delivered over six to nine months by the esteemed Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, this IONM course comprises seven weeks of didactic teaching, two weeks of simulation training and hands-on experience, coupled with continued work-based assessments to acquire competency in spinal deformity monitoring. The curriculum, enriched by global expertise, imparts critical knowledge of neurophysiological monitoring during corrective spinal surgery, ensuring safer surgical outcomes.

About The Partners

Centre for Electroneurodiagnostics (CEN)

Renowned for its educational prowess and practical training in IONM, CEN’s mission is to educate and train the next generation of neurodiagnostic professionals. Its programmes, benefiting from relationships with prominent academic institutions and IONM practitioners, have consistently led graduates to clinical excellence and successful careers, particularly in preparation for the CNIM certification.

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NuTH)

A vanguard in neurosciences and a prominent member of the Shelford Group, NuTH Newcastle Hospitals prides itself on delivering avant-garde education and training. Recognized globally for its expertise in diagnosing and treating neurological conditions, this leading NHS Trust’s commitment to excellence is unparalleled.

Financial Support

Discover opportunities to advance your professional journey with our financial support options, emphasizing our commitment to nurturing talent for the advancement of patient care and medical outcomes.

The Shelford Group and Mutual Learning

As a key member of the revered Shelford Group, this partnership underscores our commitment to mutual learning, best practice sharing, and benchmarking progress among England’s premier teaching and research NHS hospital Trusts.


Explore the enriching experiences of our students and faculty, and see how this collaborative initiative is setting new standards in neurophysiological education and practice in the UK.

This intraoperative neuromonitoring course offers a well delivered and easily digestible introduction and background into IONM – taking you from physiology, theatre safety and understanding behind each IONM modality and its surgical applications.

This has provided a core foundation to help further develop my own practice and enhance our local service.

Rose from CEN was always available for support and guidance around the content and how this can be applied within the clinical field, whilst being able to work through the content at your own pace.

Alistair Levett-Renton
Principal Clinical Scientist at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Background and Market Information

The UK is at the forefront of the expanding global intraoperative neuromonitoring market, valued at USD 3.17 billion in 2022 and projected to grow steadily. This growth is driven by an increased focus on patient safety during complex surgeries and the rising prevalence of chronic conditions such as stroke and epilepsy. Technological advancements are revolutionising IONM, offering enhanced safety and efficiency in surgical procedures. Furthermore, the market is witnessing dynamic product differentiation, especially in spinal surgery, underpinning the demand for IONM solutions.

What’s Great About Newcastle, UK

Newcastle upon Tyne, a vibrant city in North East England, is celebrated for its rich cultural heritage and modern attractions. From the architectural marvel of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge to the historic significance of Grey’s Monument and Newcastle Castle, the city is steeped in history. It’s also renowned for St. James’ Park, the epicentre of Newcastle’s football passion, and Grey Street, offering quintessential British experiences from local pubs to high tea. The Theatre Royal adds to the city’s cultural tapestry, showcasing Newcastle’s thriving arts scene. Newcastle’s blend of historic charm and contemporary vibrancy makes it an ideal location for advancing medical education and practice.