Mr Navneet Singh

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Navneet Singh is a consultant neurosurgeon whose clinical practice includes cauda equina syndrome, paediatric neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, hydrocephalus, trauma and non-instrumented spinal surgery.  He provides expert evidence for clinical negligence, breach of duty and causation cases

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Mr Singh qualified from the University of Manchester and started his surgical training in Sydney and Edinburgh before joining the national neurosurgery training programme in North West England (Manchester and Preston).  During his training he completed a PhD in cerebral ischaemia and brain inflammation after subarachnoid haemorrhage at the University Manchester and also an MSc in Healthcare Leadership at the University of Birmingham and Manchester Business School.

After becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, he undertook subspecialist fellowship training in paediatric neurosurgery at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada followed by the brain tumour fellowship at St George’s Hospital, London to learn techniques including awake surgery and brain mapping.  He has been a consultant adult and paediatric neurosurgeon at St George’s Hospital since 2018 and is also an associate director of medical education for the Trust.

He has published widely in peer reviewed journals, presented at conferences and meetings nationally and internationally and is an associate editor of the British Journal of Neurosurgery.  He is a member of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons and European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.

Experience of giving evidence

Bond Solon Excellence in Report Writing

Registered with TMLEP

Written expert reports for claimant and defence as well as short screening reports

Cases undertaken

  • Brain tumours and brain cysts
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Head injury/cranial trauma
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Degenerative spine conditions (non-instrumented)
  • Paediatric neurosurgery
  • Cranial and spinal infection
  • Chronic subdural haematoma
  • Hydrocephalus/syrinx/CSF disorders
  • Cavernomas
  • Chiari malformation

Specialist assessments offered

  • Screening reports
  • Clinical negligence
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation


Meriem Amarouche, Micaela Uberti, Gwenllian YHR Evans, Navneet Singh.  Women in neurosurgery: where does the United Kingdom stand? Neurosurg Focus 50 (3):E14,2021

Makarenko S, Singh N, McDonald PJ.  Non-surgical transient cerebellar mutism – case report and systematic review.  Child’s Nerv Syst, 2017 Oct 24

Navneet Singh, Paul Steinbok.  Bone flap fixation: Revisiting the use of bone struts.  Child’s Nerv Syst, 2017 Oct 31

Navneet Singh, Patrick McDonald.  Transitioning in Hydrocephalus: Current practices in Canadian Paediatric Neurosurgery centers.  Pediatrics and Child Health 2018 Nov 23 (7) 150 – 155

Navneet Singh, Ash Singhal.  Challenges in minor TBI and indications for head CT in pediatric TBI—an update.  Child’s Nervous System (2017) 33:1677–1681

Navneet Singh, Faye Stanage.  Regulation among leaders for service improvement.  British Journal of Healthcare Management 2017 May 23(5): 214–219

Singh N, Palin M, Karabatsou K.  Cerebral granulomatous condition mimicking optic pathway glioma.  Br J Neurosurg. 2016 Sep 20: 1-2

Singh N, Hopkins SJ, Hulme S, Galea JP, Hoadley M, Vail A, Hutchinson PJ, Grainger S, Rothwell NJ, King AT, Tyrrell PJ.  The effect of intravenous interleukin-1 receptor antagonist on inflammatory mediators in cerebrospinal fluid after subarachnoid haemorrhage: a phase II randomised controlled trial.  J Neuroinflammation. 2014 Jan 3;11(1):1

Navneet Singh, Adarsh Nadig, Pyali Pal, Chinari PK Subudhi, Kanna Gnanalingham Aspergillosis Sinusitis with Cranio-Orbital Spread in an Apparently Immunocompetent Patient.  Journal of Neurological Surgery—Part A 2013 Dec; 74 Suppl 1:e237-8

Hopkins SJ, McMahon CJ, Singh N, Galea J, Hoadley M, Scarth S, Patel H, Vail A, Hulme S, Rothwell NJ, King AT, Tyrrell PJ.  Cerebrospinal fluid and plasma cytokines after subarachnoid haemorrhage: CSF interleukin-6 may be an early marker of infection.  J Neuroinflammation. 2012 Nov 23; 9: 255

Kitchen WJ, Singh N, Hulme S, Galea J, Patel HC, King AT.  External Ventricular Drain Infection:

Improved technique can reduce infection rates.  Br J Neurosurg 2011 Oct; 25(5): 632 – 5

Kirkman MA, Greenwood N, Singh N, Tyrrell PJ, King AT, Patel HC.  Difficulties with recruiting into neurosurgical clinical trials: STICH II as an example.  Br J Neurosurg 2011 Apr;25 (2): 231 – 4

Singh N, Cowie R, Pal P, Karabatsou K.  Neuroglial Cyst of the Sacral Canal. A Case Report.  J Neurosurg Spine 2011 Jan; 14 (1): 88 – 92

Galea J, Hulme S, Singh N, King A, Subudi C, Keaney M, Carroll C, Palmer J, Protheroe R, Dark P, Thomas T, Boxall E.  Protocol for the Insertion & Management of External Ventricular Drains (EVD) for Neuroscience Patients.  Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Jun 2010

Singh N, Abou-Zeid, A, King A, DuPlessis D, Gnanalingham KK (2009) Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for isolated fibrous dysplasia of the clivus.  Minim Invasive Neurosurg 2009; 52: 190-192

Singh N, Kwok S, Seneviratne CJ, France M, Durrington P.  ‘The National Cholesterol Education Program III Scoring System for CHD risk estimation cannot be used with European recommendations’.  Br J Cardiol 2004; 11: 282-6


Available during the week (day and evenings) and weekends.

Qualifications and memberships

  • PhD neuroscience
  • MSc Healthcare Leadership
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
  • National Association of Clinical Tutors

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