Mr George Spink
FRCS (SN), MRCS, MBBS, BSc (Hons), AKC
I am the senior spinal Neurosurgeon for East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. Between 2009 and 2017 I was the Clinical Director of Spinal Surgery for this region. My elective practice is entirely spinal and as such I undertake all aspects of elective and emergency spinal surgery dealing with simple degenerative spinal pathology, complex degenerative spinal deformity, spinal tumours, spinal trauma and joint replacement surgery.
Over the last decade I have been responsible for helping coordinate the development of spinal surgery services in the region, with particular reference to metastatic spinal cord compression, spinal cord injuries and spinal column fractures. I maintain membership of the European Spinal Society (EuroSpine), British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS) and the Society of British Neurosurgeons (SBNS) and regularly attend their academic meetings and conferences. Since starting my consultancy I have carried out medicolegal work and also been involved with industry, working as a spinal technology expert on international advisory panels for multinational companies.
I was trained in Spinal Neurosurgery by Mr Adrian Casey and Professor Alan Crockard, at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mr David Peterson at Charing Cross Hospital and Mr John Brecknell at Queens Hospital in London. On completing my training I took up a Consultant Neurosurgeon post at The John Radcliffe Hosptial in Oxford. I then moved to East Yorkshire when I was offered the role as head of Department for Spinal Surgery at Hull Royal Infirmary.
Outside of clinical medicine, I am a multi-award winning teacher with the local medical school (Hull York Medical School - HYMS) as a phase 1 academic tutor and an honorary senior clinical tutor for phase 2 and 3.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr George Spink at Spire include:
Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
My recent NHS driven research includes:
Consultant neurosurgeon, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Consultant clinical lead on complex spine disease)
I was a keen sportsman in my youth, having represented England in athletics and the south west region in football and rugby. I have also held a private pilots license and black belt in Shotokan karate. I now prefer more sedentary pursuits including landscape photography, astronomy, Munro bagging and completing the Trail 100.