Rehabilitation Medicine


Welcome to the London deanery programme for specialty training in Rehabilitation Medicine. The Training Scheme in Rehabilitation Medicine offers a comprehensive and structured training programme for Specialist Registrars seeking the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT). Rehabilitation medicine is mainly focused on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation management of people with disabling medical conditions.

Rehabilitation medicine offers you an opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary team where your contribution is in understanding how disease interacts with all other aspects of the person. As a trainee your role is to help the team and the person achieve the best outcome possible.

There are two Rehabilitation Medicine training programmes in London – North and South London. Both offer rotations between 3-5 centres to cover all aspects of the rehabilitation medicine curriculum. There is flexibility built into both programmes to allow trainees to develop areas of special interest in neurological, amputee or musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Optional modules are also available. Trainees will also be encouraged to participate in research and will be supported to undertake higher degrees if they wish. Out of Programme (OOP) experience to other centres may be arranged on an individual basis to provide experience in specialist areas not fully covered within individual programmes.

Training is based around both the experience gained from attachments and from a programme of training days. Each attachment provides experience in the core areas of Rehabilitation medicine.


Head of School

Dr Andrew Deaner is the Head of the London School of Medicine and Medical Specialties.

Dr Deaner is a consultant cardiologist at King George Hospital, Goodmayes and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He studied Medicine in Leeds and then trained in Yorkshire and London. His main clinical interests are general and interventional cardiology as well as maternal cardiology. Prior to being appointed head of school he was a deputy post graduate Dean in north central and east London.


Deputy Head of School

Dr Jonathan Birns is the Deputy Head of School for Renal Medicine.

Dr Jonathan Birns is a consultant in stroke, elderly care and general medicine. He trained at University College London and he undertook a PhD at King's College London. In addition to his clinical interests, he is Training Programme Director for Geriatrics in South East London and has developed a number of innovative and pioneering medical education programmes. His specialist interests are simulation training and hyper acute stroke care, including the provision of thrombolysis.



The vision for the Specialty School of Rehabilitation medicine is:

•             World class education for world-class healthcare

•             Excellence of postgraduate training and education

•             Producing clinical leaders of tomorrow


Training programme

A PAN London STC manages appointments to the rotations and oversees quality of training. Once appointed trainees are allocated to a geographical London region (South Thames London and North Thames London). When preferencing a sector / rotation, applicants should be prepared to train in all the trusts stated during the programme.

We provide training at world-renowned training institutions as well as a number of excellent district general hospitals. Working with a diverse healthcare population across London, trainees will treat a cross-range of patients and medical conditions in urban communities. London with its rich variety of cultures, nationalities and social backgrounds offers any trainee a full and rewarding experience in Rehabilitation medicine. All trainees have both clinical and educational supervisors who provide clinical supervision and educational mentorship. Training programmes are designed to ensure training in all aspects of the curriculum. 


Specialty Training Board Information

The London Specialty School of Rehabilitation Medicine holds Specialty Training Board meetings three times per year. The purpose of this group is to bring together specialty leads from postgraduate medical training programmes across the three London local education and training board areas to consider issues of mutual interest in relation to Rehabilitation Medicine training, and to foster and share good training practice on a pan London basis.


Useful Information and Links

Rehabilitation medicine curriculum - click here

ePortfolio - click here

Rehabilitation medicine specialty page on JRCPTB websiteclick here

PGMDE Trainee Support Portal - click here


To access events for your specialty please access the Events Calendar on the Home Page, select the timeframe and specialty for a full list of your specialties Regional Training Days.

If you are an event organiser, please fill Event's Booking form here - click here



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