The RCP’s Northern regional office has evolved since opening in 1995 and is now a resource providing help and support to clinicians throughout the region.

The office is dedicated to furthering professional development and delivers educational events for physicians of all grades.

We run courses aimed specifically at trainee doctors – practical skills courses for core medical trainees, CMT teaching days, mock PACES exams, and mandatory half-day training programmes for the region's GIM StRs. We also facilitate the MRCP Part 1 and Part 2 examinations held in Newcastle.

The regional specialty adviser for service quality reviews and approves job descriptions, RCP fellowship nominations, CPD approval applications and national ACCEA. For job description approvals please email Our interaction with Health Education North East's school of medicine, as well as with the RCP, has enhanced educational provision and quality assurance and ensures we meet the standards required for a regional office.

Regional office

Our address is:

Royal College of Physicians
Education Centre, Room 131
Freeman Hospital
High Heaton
Newcastle upon Tyne  


Regional manager

Anne McSweeney

RCP regional adviser (service)

Dr Roger Jay

Freeman Hospital
High Heaton
Newcastle upon Tyne

RCP regional adviser (training)

Dr Simon Panter

Department of Gastroenterology
South Tyneside General Hospital
Harton Lane
South Shields
NE34 0PL

Associated regional adviser

Dr Dawn Ashley

University Hospital of North Tees
TS19 8PE