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.
There are ten posts on the Wessex programme. Trainees 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 HEE Thames Valley.
Post-CCT clinical fellowships in neuromuscular diseases, CNS inflammatory disease and cognitive neurology for those wanting to develop sub-specialty skills or research are available in the region.
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
We actively encourage special interest work. Trainees will be able to participate in research studies, attend specialist clinics and are 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?
Trainees 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 the final year, as a senior registrar, trainees 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.
Trainees will have the opportunity to attend a variety of meetings held by South of England Neurosciences Association (SENA) and smaller sub-speciality interest groups.