Scottish National Spine Deformity Service

The Scottish National Spine Deformity service 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 also held at these hospitals and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow.

We use patient's journey or pathways as a basis of care while treating each person as an individual. This web site is to help with this goal.

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

Last Reviewed: 25/10/2013