The Deep Brain Stimulation Nurse Association (DBSNA) is a UK based association of nurse specialists who manage adults and children with DBS implants. DBSNA's aspiration is to exemplify the ethical and clinical responsibilities of DBS nurses and the recognition for their contribution to high quality patient care and their vital role in the progression of knowledge in the field of neuromodulation.

DBS nurses' role is central throughout the patient journey from the assessment and selection of patients for DBS all the way through the surgery. Moreover, their role extends to the life-long care required for DBS implanted patients by providing support for patients, carers and family.

Our mission statement: "Improving the quality of life for individuals with DBS through clinical care, education, research and innovation."


Joseph Candelario-Mckeown, Chair of the DBSNA Committee, is available to chat via the Direct Messaging between 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 18:00.