Neurology Training in the East of England takes place at four sites:
All trainees spend over a year at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge and 8 months at National Hospital, Queen’s Square; the remaining time is spent at either the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital or Queen's Romford.
The advantage of this spread of training sites is that we can offer diverse training from district general hospital experience to tertiary referral centre and subspeciality centre.
We are aware that this geography means trainees may have to travel long distances during the course of their programme. We are piloting ways to reduce this travel to the minimum.
Research during clinical neurology training
We encourage all our trainees to undertake research.
Usually, our trainees do a PhD with one of the academics in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience. Our research themes are described here. But trainees are welcome to do a PhD with any of the neuroscience groups in Cambridge. Rarely, we support trainees undertaking research outside of Cambridge.
During their research, our trainees are encouraged to attend the weekly clinical neurology meeting, take part in the on-call neurology SpR rota and do occasional general neurology outpatient clinics.