Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology

The department of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology offers services to patients under the care of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. This department is based on D Floor, West Block at QMC and we provide specialist assessment, treatment, training and research in three areas: paediatrics, clinical neuropsychology and adult medical psychology, working closely with other hospital services.

Our psychologists are based at the QMC, City Hospital and other NHS sites. Staff are employed directly by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Department of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology is managed within the Trust's Surgery Division.

The department includes assistant psychologists and trainee clinical psychologists who are supervised by fully qualified clinical psychologists within the department.

Assistant psychologists are psychology graduates eligible for membership of the British Psychological Society, and employed to support the work of our department.

Trainee clinical psychologists are psychology graduates doing a further three-year full-time postgraduate training at university, after which they become qualified doctors in clinical psychology (DClinPsy). Their training includes clinical placements, each lasting six months or longer. They are usually employed by a different NHS trust, but are subject to our Trust's policies and procedures while on placement.

Code of Practice

All qualified clinical psychologists and clinical neuropsychologists are registered as practitioner psychologists and are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). All members of the Department work according to the ethics and standards of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and its relevant sections, including the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) and/or the Division of Neuropsychology (DoN). As employees of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, members of the department are subject to its procedures with regard to clinical governance, discipline and health and safety.

Related NUH services

Contact us

Dr Arleta Starza-Smith, Director of Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology and Head of Clinical Neuropsychology


Department administrator

Tel: 0115 924 9924 ext 66165

NHS Nottingham University Hospitals
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