The Royal College of Physicians’ (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 – procedural skills courses for core medical trainees, CMT teaching days, mock PACES, 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 advisers approve 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

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

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Office opening hours: Monday–Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm


The regional manager is Anne McSweeney:

RCP regional advisers

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

Dr Dawn Ashley
University Hospital of North Tees
TS19 8PE