Image of Dr S HarikrishnanWelcome to East Kent Hospitals. We (your consultant colleagues) hope that you will enjoy this part of your training. As you are no doubt aware, the neurology jobs in East Kent are unlike any elsewhere. All patients with a neurological illness are eligible to be admitted under our care and we have close working relationships with the stroke physicians who manage most of the patients with neurovascular disease.

Each year we admit around 800 patients in the East Kent Neurology Unit (EKNU) and see more in around 9500 outpatient encounters on the three sites. We provide neurology outpatients and ward referrals at all three sites but all neurology inpatients are at its EKNU at Canterbury. This part of your rotation will provide a unique opportunity in your training.

The complexity of coordinating all of the neurology teams to provide adequate patient care while meeting all of your training needs, has the potential to be a logistical nightmare. Consequently, we need to choreograph all of your attachments within and without the department as much as possible.

Our unit has strong links with London hospitals (King's college Hospital, St Georges Hospital and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery). As a part of your rotation, you will have specialist training for one year in one of these hospitals.

Dr S Harikrishnan, Consultant Neurologist, EKHUFT

Training Opportunities

There are regular academic and business meetings every Tuesday afternoon split between the department and the Education Centre.

Calman training days

(London – every 4th Wednesday with a break in August) -10 per Year.

All StRs are expected to attend the regional training days. There are feedback forms available on each occasion, so take the opportunity to rate each day so that the programme can develop.

Friday's Meeting

This meeting is at the  Academic Neurosciences Centre [ANC] in King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill. London. 

As a part of your training you are expected to attend this meeting during your posting at William Harvey Hospital and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother hospital. Please refer to the attached handbook for details. 

Specialist clinics

Specialist clinics are spread across the three sites. Usually if you are attached to a consultant team (site) you will be doing the special interest clinic of that group of consultants. 

There are opportunities to work in other specialist clinics during your posting in QEQMH or WHH. 

Please see the Neurology Handbook for further opportunities.

Key Contacts


Vikki Hughes
Senior Operations Manager



Dr Sreedharan Harikrishnan
Consultant Neurologist

Jan Gawlas (Secretary) Ext 725-5093

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