Workforce, training and education
East Midlands

Rehabilitation Medicine

Looking to train in Rehabilitation Medicine? The East Midlands offers a high level of expertise in neurological, spinal cord injury, amputee and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, a quality and varied training programme and unique teaching and research opportunities.

With many subspecialties including MS, MND, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease and a functional electrical stimulation service that is deemed as a regional centre, the East Midlands is the perfect place for you to develop your career. Keep reading to find out more.

Why you should train in Rehabilitation Medicine in the East Midlands

Training in Rehabilitation Medicine in the East Midlands offers:

  • Excellent opportunities for research and teaching - one of the few academic units of Rehabilitation Medicine in the UK is situated in the region and this offers excellent opportunities for research and teaching
  • Wide experience in a range of different sub-specialties at specialist regional centres - this means you benefit from true inter-disciplinary training
  • Facilities that are among the best in the country - these include a level one neuro rehab ward, one of the top amputation rehabilitation centres in the UK and one of the few environment assistive technology services in England
  • A unique programme - secondary care Rehabilitation Medicine and community rehabilitation have been brought together under the same business unit, unique in the country

As well as basic training, you will benefit from a superb range of specialist learning opportunities at a range of locations. Whether it is level one in patient neuro-rehab in Leicester, functional electrical stimulation in Derby, amputee rehabilitation in Nottingham the Young Adults and Learning Disability Team in Derby, you'll be exposed to a wide range of specialties in some of the country's top hospitals.

Nottingham has one of the UK's major trauma centres and you'll also have the opportunity to be involved in major trauma rehabilitation in both Nottingham and Derby.

And, you'll have the opportunity to teach final year medical students as the Royal Derby Hospital, a centre which also organises and hosts two days of national Rehabilitation Medicine training every year.

As well as offering a superb Rehabilitation Medicine training programme, the East Midlands has loads more to offer. Keep reading to find out more about the region.

Superb transport links to the rest of the UK and beyond

The East Midlands is perfectly located for the rest of the UK. The M1 motorway runs through the region and links London with Northampton, Leeds and Sheffield while Birmingham is just an hour's drive.

A high quality rail service means you can travel from Leicester to London in just over an hour while East Midlands Airport serves 90 domestic and international destinations including New York, Paris, Rome and Geneva.

World class culture, history, sport and arts

Boasting one of the largest contemporary art galleries in the UK, an international film festival and the largest Caribbean carnival outside Notting Hill, the East Midlands is a major cultural centre.

Cities such as Nottingham, Lincoln and Leicester have a rich history. From the resting place of King Richard III to the country's oldest pub, the region is steeped in heritage and boats the UK's only double track steam railway and the oldest surviving maker of English porcelain.

And, if you're a sports fan then the East Midlands is also home to international rugby, Test cricket, the British Grand Prix and the world's oldest football team.

Average house price in the East Midlands is 62% cheaper than London

Even though the East Midlands is under 90 minutes from London by train, the cost of living in the region is a fraction of what it is in the capital. The average house price in the region is 62% lower than London, 25% lower than the South West and 44% lower than the South East.

And, because of the geography of the region, you can train in a wide range of centres without moving home or having to commute for hours.

For more information, e-mail our Training Programme Director:

Dr Xia Lin -