The Training programme in West Midlands comprises 6 Specialty trainee posts with the following rotations.
- University Hospital Birmingham (UHB)
- University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW)
- Sandwell and West Bromwich Hospital Trust (SWBH)
- Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT)
- Birmingham Women and Children Hospital (BWCH)
- University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM)
Usually the first year placement is in a Neurology department (unless you already possess Neurology experience at ST level or above) where trainees are expected to run supervised General Neurology clinics, do ward rounds and on calls, with introduction to basic Neurophysiological techniques.
In Neurophysiology placements, trainees are expected to work supervised under Consultants. Independent Clinics are only expected when the trainees have progressed to latter half of their training. There is always support and guidance available from the whole team.
There is ample training and learning opportunities with a wide variety of pathologies in all of the above in addition tertiary hospitals like UHB and BWCH provide exposure to highly specialized procedures like epilepsy surgery and intraoperative neuro-monitoring (IONM).
There will also be the option out of programme research and , in the fourth and final year, to gain some experience in subspecialty fields.
Research is strongly encouraged. The close association of UHB and BCH with Birmingham and Aston University respectively makes such ventures more feasible.
Page Last Updated 18th November 2020