Supporting and enhancing the development of competence in neuroscience nursing

Foundation & History

The Society was founded in 1971 at Manchester Royal Infirmary as the British Society of Neurosurgical Nurses (BSNN). In 1974 it became affiliated to the World Federation of Neurosurgical Nurses (now known as Neuroscience Nurses).

It expanded in 1976 to include Neuromedical nurses and thus changed its name to the British Society of Neuromedical & Neurosurgical Nurses(BSNNN). The Society became affiliated to the European Association of Neurosurgical Nurses (now known as Neuroscience |Nurses) at the inaugural congress in 1979.

The Society changed its name to the British Association of Neuroscience Nurses in 1998 (BANN).

Conferences are held every year which incorporate the Annual General Meeting. If you and your unit are interested in hosting a conference please contact the Executive Board.

BANN Presidents

K Snape                     

1971-1973

Barbara Dodd        

1973-1975

E Simpson                

1975-1977

Lucy Hughes            

1977-1979

G Sayers                   

1975-1985

Elizabeth Preston  

1985-2007

Anne Preece          

2007-2019

Mary Braine           

2019 – present

 

 

 

The Society was founded in 1971 at Manchester Royal Infirmary as the British Society of Neurosurgical Nurses (BSNN). ┬áThe Society changed its name to the British Association of Neuroscience Nurses (BANN) in 1998. Our Equality & Diversity statement »


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