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RCP North

In 2020 the Royal College of Physicians will open a new purpose-built office in Liverpool – RCP at The Spine, in partnership with Liverpool Council. The opportunities this new presence offers the RCP are unprecedented:

  • to be a beacon of academic excellence and medical leadership
  • to lead the improvement of patient care and public health
  • to be a world class learning and assessment centre
  • to drive quality improvement and implementation science.

More information on RCP at The Spine.

In preparation for this move, the RCP has opened Phase I of its northern presence in the William Henry Duncan Building, which is near the site of the new building. The current site includes a training and assessment centre that provides medical examinations, conference facilities, quality improvement and research for doctors and healthcare professionals alike. This page contains information about the current building, its facilities and accessibility.


RCP North is housed on the second and third floors of the University of Liverpool’s William Henry Duncan Building (APEX Building), and is fully accessible to all users. There is an automatic door at the main entrance and lifts with access to each of the floors, as well as wheelchair-accessible toilets across the premises. We have disabled car parking spaces within the grounds of the building (please pre-book to guarantee your space).

If you have any questions regarding your visit, or require extra assistance or specialist facilities, please contact us in advance:

Clinical examination suite

RCP North has a dedicated, purpose-built clinical examination suite with 12 examination rooms, an examiner briefing and breakout space, as well as a bespoke timing and monitoring system specifically designed for examination conditions. This space has the versatility to be used for all types of clinical examinations and medical training sessions. 

Meeting Rooms

We have two large and four medium sized meeting rooms on the premises, able to accomodate anywhere from 16-60 people per session. All rooms are fitted with hearing loops.

Regional office for Mersey and the North West

RCP North is home to the North Western and Mersey regional offices.

Upcoming events

We run an extensive programme of events, training and educational courses at RCP North. 

Getting here


BY BUS       

  • Merseytravel journey planner
    • Bus stop on Brownlow Hill (5 min walk) Buses: 6, 7, 14, 61, 79, 79C and 79D        
    • Bus stop on Crown Street (2 min walk) Buses: 76 and 01


We have limited car parking spaces available for members and fellows, which are available to book in advance.


  • There are taxi ranks at Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central (Hanover Street entrance) - cost to RCP North is approximately £4–5


The RCP welcomes your opinions. If you have any comments about our facilities at RCP North, or if you would like to receive this information in a different format, please email rcpnorthevents@rcplondon.ac.uk, or phone our team on +44 (0)151 794 9996.