East Midlands (South)

The East Midlands South region is supported by a dedicated RCP regional office.

This local office brings the RCP into the region, acting as an information point and the face of the RCP for local doctors.

This region covers Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Kettering. The regional advisers and college tutors work with the regional office to provide an education programme for doctors of all grades.

Alongside the regular training sessions for SpRs and grand round meetings, the regional office arranges an annual Update in Medicine meeting, PACES training and a PACES mock exam, exhibits at university medical fairs and has also hosted the Lilly Lecture.

The regional office organises and facilitates the MRCP Part 1 exam and the PACES exam, both held in Leicester. Approval for consultant and specialty doctor job descriptions is coordinated by the regional office along with elections for roles of regional adviser and college tutors and fellowship nominations.

Regional office

Gill Brown
Royal College of Physicians – East Midlands (South) regional office
Venari House
1 Trimbush Way
Market Harborough
LE16 7XY

Tel: +44 (0)1858 465 944
Email: gill.brown@rcplondon.ac.uk

The regional office is usually open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with some exceptions for events.

PACES exam

Are you undertaking the PACES exam? If you are and would like some local training, contact Gill Brown at the RCP regional office.

Approval of job descriptions

For the approval of job descriptions please email eastmidlands@rcplondon.ac.uk. Further information and guidance on job planning is available from Advisory Appointments Committees (AAC).

Regional advisers

RCP regional adviser (service quality)

Dr Ash Samanta
Dept of Rheumatology
Leicester Royal Infirmary NHS Trust
Infirmary Square
Leicester
LE1 5WW

Tel:  +44 (0)116 258 5940 
ash.samanta@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

RCP regional adviser (training)

Dr Peter Topham
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road
Leicester
LE5 4PW

Tel: +44 (0)116 258 8013
peter.topham@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

East Midlands postgraduate school of medicine

Dr Jonathan Corne
Head of School
Health Education East Midlands
1 Mere Way
Ruddington Fields Business Park
Ruddington
Nottinghamshire
NG11 6JS

Tel: +44 (0)115 823 3389