Key Contacts 

Training Programme Director for Neurology: Dr Daniel Lashley (Based at Derriford Hospital)

Head of School of Medicine: Dr Helen Waters

Associate Dean for Medicine: Dr Hui Lam

Education programme Manager: Naomi Mallinson

Education programme coordinator: Kayleigh Merry

Health Education South West (Peninsula) supervises all postgraduate medical specialist training in the Devon and Cornwall region for Neurology.

Information about the Specialty

This programme aims to provide very high quality Neurology training in a five year programme.

The hospitals included on this rotation for Devon and Cornwall are Derriford Hospital ( Plymouth ), Royal Devon and Exeter ( Exeter ) and Royal Cornwall Hospital ( Truro )

Rotation usually comprises 2/3 years at Plymouth and one year each at Truro and Exeter - tailored to individual training requirements.

This programme provides a comprehensive training in neurology. There is a full programme of regional training days in addition to weekly peninsula neuroscience meetings and time for personal study. The peninsula training rotation is known for the wealth of clinical neurology experience that trainees can gain which will equip trainees for the evolving role of a consultant neurologist in today’s NHS. Research qualifications are not required on entry to the programme and there is opportunity for trainees to embark on research to MD or PhD level within the peninsula.

Annual Assessment Information

Trainees undertaking Higher Specialist Training are required to have an annual assessment (ARCP). Details of these assessments can be found within the assessment pages. By clicking on the your specialty you will find the requirements for your assessment.The checklists are by no means exhaustive and it is advised that you communicate with your Training Programme Director or Educational Supervisor for more detailed requirement information once you have been scheduled for an assessment Please use these checklists as a guide when preparing for your assessment. Its is your responsibility to check what is expected of you and prepare accordingly. The JRCPTB website is an invaluable source of assessment information.

The Training Hospitals

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Related Sites

JRCPTB Website, Neurology