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Our aim is to produce doctors who have developed a broad range of clinical neurology skills, so we offer a high-quality, role-based programme that provides training in all aspects of the field, including specific attention to strokes and dedicated consultant-led teaching in acute neurology liaison work.

Nurse with stroke patient, service use. A young woman and a man in a sensory room lit with lights and shapes and colour.If you take up one of the nine posts available with Wessex, you will be expected to participate in specialist clinics in stroke, neuromuscular diseases, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy as well as general clinics. There are daily neuro-radiology rounds and a comprehensive monthly teaching programme shared with trainees from Health Education Thames Valley.

All our trainees have passed the specialty examination at their first attempt, and all have gone on to jobs as consultants. We now offer post-CCT clinical fellowships in neuromuscular diseases, CNS inflammatory disease and cognitive neurology for those wanting to develop sub-specialty skills or research.

The Wessex Regional Muscle and Nerve Service (WERMANS) provides training in all neuro-muscular diseases, including interpretation of nerve and muscle biopsies, from the Wessex Neurological Centre at University Hospital Southampton.
Sub-specialties on offer are:

  • neuro-radiology and neuro-intensive care
  • neurophysiology and neuro-rehabilitation
  • muscle disease, myasthenia, nerve, multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica, cognitive, neurovascular, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.


Where we provide training

The majority of the training would be delivered at University Hospital Southampton. One year, usually towards the end of the training programme, would be spent either at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, or Poole General Hospital.

Other opportunities for trainees

We actively encourage special interest work. You'll be able to participate in research studies, attend specialist clinics and you'll be encouraged to develop sub-specialty skills. This has been facilitated further with the post-CCT clinical fellowship programme. We also have weekly neuro-academic meetings with guest speakers, discussion of cases, audit and governance, and research.

What makes Wessex different?

You will find our training programme a friendly and supportive environment that is set up to put your professional development needs first. Wessex covers a wide population, providing exposure to diverse neurological conditions.

During your final year, when you will be working in a senior registrar role, you will be able to develop leadership and management skills. These skills are essential to managing the running of a neurology ward, mentoring junior trainees and having time for service development programmes.

You will have the opportunity to attend a variety of meetings held by SENA and smaller sub-speciality interest groups.

Is this right for you?

If you're highly motivated and a team player, then neurology training with Health Education Wessex could be for you

What to do next

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Please see these pages for a list of contacts:

School of Medicine Contacts

Specialty Specific Contacts

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