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Scottish National Spine Service

Published on 07 July 2022

The service provides care for people who have acquired a spinal deformity in childhood or adolescence. Care is provided at both the Royal Infirmary and the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh.

What is the Scottish National Spine Service?

Patients referred to the service will undergo an initial assessment and investigation. Following this, a decision will be made about whether a patient is suitable for orthotics (bracing) or surgery.

Reducing spinal curvature and enhancing quality of life are the aims of the treatment.

Find further information on the Scottish National Spine Service website

Lead clinician

Mr Jon McCormack, Clinical Director for Anaesthesia, Surgery and Theatres


Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
1 Little France Crescent
EH16 4SA

Royal Hospital for Children and Young People
50 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh bio Quarter
EH16 4TJ

NSD contact

NSD Specialist Services

Please note that NSD does not directly provide medical services and we won't be able to answer queries about your own care or appointments. If you would like to discuss any aspects of your care, please contact your primary healthcare provider. This might be your GP, Consultant, Nurse or other healthcare professional. They will be best placed to give you the right advice.