Welcome to Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation medicine is a constantly varied and dynamic specialty dealing with the needs of complex and, sometimes, challenging patients. This can encompass a wide range of clinical skills from the assessment of cognitive changes following traumatic brain injury to the prescription of computerised prosthetic components in amputees.

Unlike many of the organ-based specialties where discrete pre-determined pathways are followed in managing well-defined diagnoses, rehabilitation medicine is about treating individuals. Being able to bring medical expertise to bear in ameliorating the impact of physical and psychological impairments is immensely rewarding and has a real and ongoing effect on improving the quality of life for patients with chronic illnesses.

Trainees in rehabilitation medicine will be able to acquire various personal and clinical skills, including hands-on procedures in managing complex patients with physical and cognitive impairments. Examples include working with an interdisciplinary team of nurses and therapists, leading the team, ability to  deal with challenging patients, tracheostomy and respiratory management, tissue viability and pressure areas, amputees and complex trauma, spinal injuries including autonomic dysreflexia and autonomic disorders and botulinum injections, nerve blocks and intra-articular injections.



Essential Qualifications for Entry

Entrants to specialist training in rehabilitation medicine must have successfully completed Core Medical Training including the MRCP(UK) examination, Core surgical training including the MRCS examination, core psychiatry training including MRCPsych or General Practice specialty training including MRCGP

Current specialists in RM have had diverse basic specialty training in medical, surgical, psychiatric or general practice, and the intention is to continue to recruit medical practitioners from a wide background of expertise.

Further Advice and Useful Links
Dr Klint Asafu-Adjaye
Training Programme Director &
Consultant in Neurorehabilitation Medicine
Colman Centre for
Specialist Rehabilitation

Tel: 01603 255798
Dr Fraz Mir  Head of School of Medicine

Health Education England, working across the East of England

Dr Asma Khan Trainee Representative Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Jo Makepeace School of Medicine Administrator

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 


Useful Links:

Upcoming Multi Speciality Training Days and Study Courses

For a full list of upcoming training events and study courses aimed at all medical specialties within the region - Please visit the following links:

Tuesday, 20 October, 2020
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