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East Midlands


If you have a passion for Neurology, the East Midlands is the perfect place to train. With world-class research, a nationally recognised neuroscience team and lots of clinical opportunities, the region is a superb place for you to develop your career.

And, the unique geography of the East Midlands means that you benefit from broad experience in three of the UK's top cities without the need to move home. Keep reading to find out more.

Nationally recognised neuroscience department

When you come to the East Midlands to train in Neurology your programme is based in three of the country's leading cities. You'll spend time at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, the Royal Derby hospitals and at University Hospitals Leicester.

The three cities are just 30 miles apart, meaning that you benefit from broad experience at both teaching hospitals and district general hospitals without a long commute or the need to move home. And, because neurology is an area of major expansion in the East Midlands, there are lots of opportunities for you to remain in the region once your training is complete.

A broad range of experience and sub-specialties

Training in Neurology in the East Midlands gives you a broad experience in all areas of neurology at a range of well-known and busy centres. In addition, consultants are on hand to provide support in a range of sub-specialty areas including:

  • Epilepsy
  • MS and neuroinflammatory disorders
  • Working age dementia
  • Neuro-opthamology
  • Stroke
  • Movement disorders
  • Muscle disease
  • Neuro-immunology

Nottingham is one of the UK's few neurosurgery centres while the city also has a nationally recognised neuroscience department.

The East Midlands is a world-class centre for neuroscience research

When you train in the East Midlands you'll develop your Neurology career in a highly regarded centre. The region has internationally regarded research in MS, neuromuscular disorders, neuroimmunology, neurodegeneration and stroke medicine.

Nottingham is a world-class centre for neuroscience research, particularly in the areas of MRI and MS, while Royal Derby Hospital is one of only a handful of Parkinson's disease centres of excellence in the UK.

The East Midlands boasts world-class arts, sport, music, heritage and culture

As well as an impressive Neurology training programme, there are plenty of other reasons to develop your career in the East Midlands. The region boasts some of the most vibrant and thriving towns and cities in the country and you and your family can enjoy everything from international sport to some of England's most famous attractions.

Nottingham is the UK's sixth most popular tourist destination, with over £1.5 billion spent in the city in 2011. Derby is the gateway to the Peak District - the UK's first National Park - while Leicester is well known for everything from Premier League football to the recent discovery of King Richard III in a city car park.

House prices in the East Midlands are 25% lower than the South West, 44% lower than the South East and 62% cheaper than London. In addition, a superb transport network means that the rest of the UK is easily accessible from the region.

London is just 67 minutes from Leicester by train while East Midlands Airport serves over 90 destinations including New York, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome.

For more information, speak to our Training Programme Director:

Dr Sumeet Singhal -