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Stroke Medicine

Nurse with stroke patient, service use. A young woman and a man in a sensory room lit with lights and shapes and colour.Stroke medicine involves the management of all forms of stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA), including diagnosis, investigation, acute treatment, rehabilitation and re-integration, secondary prevention and long-term complications.

Visit the Royal College of Physicians Stroke Medicine webpage to find out more.

Wessex offers enthusiastic educational supervisors to provide support to stroke trainees in a breadth of hospitals offering stroke, from distric generals to tertiary centres.

This is an exciting and constantly expanding field with new treatments and very active research at the forefront of Stroke medicine.

Wessex offers holistic care across breadth of patient journey from hyperacute treatments to rehabilitation in community.

Our aim is to produce doctors who will be the Stroke Physicians of the Future.

Where we provide training

We provide training at the following hospitals with the following lead consultants:

Other opportunities for trainees

Wessex does all it can to support Out of Programme experience. Many trainees choose to undertake a period of research during their training which often leads to an MD or PhD. We also encourage medical work abroad.

In addition to stroke specialty fellowships, Wessex offers Medical Education Fellowships, which help some trainees take up lead educator positions at the end of training; Quality Improvement Fellowships, which develop a greater understanding of quality improvements within the NHS; and International Fellowships.

What makes Wessex different?

Wessex has an exceptoinal programme of professional master-classes to support your ongoing professional development and development as a leader. There is also a well-developed Educator Training programmge and a well supported annual Medical Education conferences.

Is this right for you?

If you have talent, enthusiasm and dedication, and you are willing to work hard, training with Wessex is for you. There are a range of opportunities across the various sub-specialties, but you'll need to be focused to make the most of them.

What to do next

Follow the links on the right-hand side of this page for more information.


Please see these pages for a list of contacts:

School of Medicine Contacts

Specialty Specific Contacts

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