North Western

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

The North Western region covers Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester and is bordered by the NorthernYorkshire and Mersey 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 Tahir Majeed
Royal Preston Hospital
Tel: +44 (0)1772 522556
Email: tahir.majeed@lthtr.nhs.uk

Dr Andrew Robinson
Hope Hospital, Salford
Tel: +44 (0)161 206 4560
Email: andrew.robinson@srft.nhs.uk

Dr Ray Keelan
Wythenshawe Hospital
Email: ray.keelan@uhsm.nhs.uk

Dr Mumtaz Patel
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Tel: +44 (0)161 276 4488
Email: mumtaz.patel@cmft.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.

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 representative vacancies.

Job description approvals

For the approval of job descriptions within the region please contact: northwestern@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.