There are a limited number of paediatric neurology fellowships available within the UK. They could be a generic paediatric neurology post or in specialised areas such as neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy and movement disorder.
These fellowships are envisaged for people who are already experienced in the field of paediatric neurology and wishing to undertake a specialist attachment to gain further experience. Some applicants will already have completed their paediatric neurology training within the UK, others may have completed the training elsewhere in the world and some people may have only competed part of their training either here or abroad.
Posts are usually for a defined period of time, often either 6 or 12 months. UK positions will be advertised on the NHS jobs website: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/. They can be found by searching for 'paediatric neurology' and then filter by 'Medical and Dental' (found under the 'Staff Group' tab).
If applying from abroad prior to application, you would need to go through the normal route for registration within the UK. The first step in this would be registration with the General Medical Council and further information is available on their website.
They would normally stipulate that either the trainee comes from an English-speaking county, or if not the trainee would need to pass the relevant English exams prior to registering.
At present no UK centre produces a certificate for a paediatric neurology fellowship, although fellows would normally be supplied with a letter confirming that they have undertaken the Fellowship successfully and summarising the competences they have gained.
If you don't have any contacts, please email info@BPNA.org.uk and we will try to help.
We are frequently asked about attachments as an observer to a paediatric neurology team. This is sometimes to gain exposure to paediatric neurology, and for other traineees to gain knowledge of the UK system whilst registering with the GMC prior to applying for a post.
Unfortunately, the BPNA is unable to advise on these and recommend applicants contact paediatric neurologists / paediatric neurology associations in their home country, who may have links with a British paediatric neurologist.