SFCNS current projects

SFCNS coordinates the implementation of currently three decisions of the Swiss Conference of the Cantonal Ministers of Public Health, its Decision Board and its Scientific Committee on Highly Specialized Medical Services HSM. It currently concerns the area Stroke and the two areas of neurosurgery Deep Brain Stimulation surgery (DBS) and Refractory Epilepsy surgery in adults.

Three certification committees are currently coordinating the implementation. The committees integrate delegates from the various clinical neuro-societies, intensive care and general internal medicine. Their task is to elaborate certification criteria in collaboration with an accredited institution and the preparation and implementation of all certification processes.

The overall goal of certifications is quality assurance and excellence in health care.


Please find here an overview on major SFCNS coordinated projects:

Certification: of Stroke Centers and Stroke Units in Switzerland

Approval: Centers for Stereotactic Functional Neurosurgery on Adults and Children in Switzerland (DBS)

Approval: Centers for Epilepsy Surgery & pre-surgical Epilepsy Evaluation



For any comment, question or remark please contact the SFCNS office.

For further information and documents concerning HSM-Medicine see as well the GDK-Website.