The Walton Centre’s Clinical Director of Neurosurgery Paul May has been appointed Vice President of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons.
He is the first neurosurgeon from Liverpool to hold the post in the organisation’s 84-year history.
The prestigious office follows Mr May’s appointment to a national role in developing policies for neurosurgery services nationally, as Chair of the NHS Commissioning Board’s clinical reference group for neurosurgery.
He said: “I am honoured to be representing British neurosurgery in our national society, which is one of the oldest neurosurgical societies in the world.
“The appointment reflects the great reputation of The Walton Centre and in particular our neurosurgical unit, which is the biggest and busiest in the UK.”
Two colleagues at The Walton Centre also hold national roles with the Society of British Neurological Surgeons; Paul Eldridge as editor in chief of the British Journal of Neurosurgery; and Tim Piggott, a member of the Council.