East Midlands (South)

The Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) East Midlands (South) regional office, based in Market Harborough, is here to support local physicians, provide educational events, administer the approval of consultant job descriptions and help develop and maintain regional networks.

The East Midlands (South) region covers Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire and is bordered by the East Midlands (North), West Midlands, Oxford and Thames Valley and Eastern RCP regions.

Contact information

Regional office

Gill Brown, regional manager
Tel: +44 (0)1858 465 944
Email: Gill.Brown@rcplondon.ac.uk

Stephanie Tilbrook, deputy regional manger
Tel: +44 (0)1858 465 944
Email: Stephanie.Tilbrook@rcplondon.ac.uk 

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

Office opening hours: Monday–Thursday, 8am–5pm

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 Ash Samanta
Leicester Royal Infirmary NHS Trust, Leicester
Tel:  +44 (0)116 258 5940 
Email: a.samanta@talk21.com

Dr Peter Topham
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
Tel: +44 (0)116 258 8013
Email: peter.topham@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

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: 2017–18 website.

SAS Regional Representatives Network

The SAS Regional Representative Network has been created to ensure that SAS doctors’ needs, views and interests are represented within the regional teams and to increase their active involvement with the RCP. It gives SAS doctors the opportunity to develop leadership skills and to make a difference to how the RCP thinks and develops. For more information visit Specialty, associate specialist and staff grade (SAS) doctors

Contact emma.joseph@rcplondon.ac.uk for information about current SAS regional representatives vacancies.

Approval of job descriptions

For the approval of job descriptions please email eastmidlands@rcplondon.ac.uk. For help and advice on the job description approval process please consult the information on Advisory Appointments Committees (AAC) website. 

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.