Mersey

The RCP's Mersey regional office is based at RCP North in Liverpool and is here to support local physicians, provide educational events, administer the approval of consultant job descriptions and help develop and maintain regional networks.

The Mersey region covers Merseyside and is bordered by the North WesternWales and West Midlands RCP regions.

Contact information

Regional office

Katy Kernohan, regional manager 
Email: Katy.Kernohan@rcplondon.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)151 794 9191

Edward Rigby, deputy regional manager
Email: Edward.Rigby@rcplondon.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)151 794 9191

Royal College of Physicians
William Henry Duncan Building
6 West Derby Street
Liverpool
L7 8TX

Office opening hours: 9am–4pm, Monday–Friday.

Regional advisers

Regional advisers are the link between local hospital physicians and the RCP and are vital in carrying out specific duties that maintain the quality of local services. Your local regional advisers are:

Dr Mike Beadsworth
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Email: Mike.Beadsworth@rlbuht.nhs.uk

Dr Claire Cullen
University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool
Email: Claire.Cullen@aintree.nhs.uk

Dr Rachael Ellks
Abacus Sexual and Reproductive Health, The Beat, Liverpool
Email: rellks@nhs.net

College tutors and associate college tutors

RCP college tutors (CTs) and associate college tutors (ACTs) provide valuable and important support to the RCP, their trust and health education board by overseeing and supporting trainees through their education and training. Contact your regional office for more information.

Student and Foundation Doctor Network (SFDN) representatives

The SFDN is made up of 20 medical student and foundation doctor representatives located across the UK, plus a network chair, who act as RCP ambassadors in their regions. Contact your representative by visiting the Student and Foundation Doctor Network representatives website.

Trainees Committee (TC) representatives

The RCP Trainees Committee (TC) is comprised entirely of medical trainees, and reflects the RCP’s commitment to encouraging physicians-in-training to develop active roles in shaping the future of medicine.

Email trainees.committee@rcplondon.ac.uk  with local and national issues you think TC should be aware of or that you would like more information about.

New Consultants Committee (NCC) representatives

The NCC aims to meet the interests and needs of doctors at an important stage in their career while also giving new consultants an opportunity to feed into the development of RCP policy and to contribute to its work. Contact Rhys.Owens@rcplondon.ac.uk for more information.

Chief registrars

For more information on the Chief Registrar scheme and find out who the regional Chief Registrars are contact chiefregistrar@rcplondon.ac.uk or visit the chief registrar website. 

Job description approvals

For the approval of job descriptions within the region please contact: Mersey@rcplondon.ac.uk 

For help and advice on the job description approval process please consult the information on Advisory Appointments Committees (AAC)

RCP membership benefits

As a member of the RCP you have access to a wide range of benefits to help you excel in your career, including:

  • exclusive member discounts on conferences, workshops and learning tools
  • a regional and international network to support you wherever you’re based
  • access to our member-only video archive, where you can watch educational content from RCP events and earn CPD points
  • free access to our online CPD diary, saving you £150 per year.

For more information or to join, visit Join the RCP.