Scottish National Spine Deformity Service

The Scottish National Spine Deformity service (SNSDS) exists to provide a comprehensive paediatric, adolescent and adult spinal deformity service to the residents of Scotland. This service was designated as a National Service commissioned by National Services Division in 2005.  The service is staffed by a wide ranging team to provide holistic care and support for every patient.

The spinal operations are performed at two hospitals in Edinburgh; the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Clinics are held at these hospitals and the new Royal Hospital for Children, Govan, Glasgow.

We use patient's journey or pathways as a basis of care while treating each person as an individual. We believe in listening and to do this effectively we are a British Spine Registry (BSR) patient reported outcome measure (PROMs) service. This web site is to add yet more to help with our goal to help safely with caring knowledge.

This picture is of a patient on the 6th day after spine deformity surgery for scoliosis.

Last Reviewed: 19/06/2017