The Severn regional advisers provide a local point of contact for RCP fellows and members in this region.

They work in partnership with RCP tutors and regional colleagues to facilitate the two-way exchange of information from the RCP to the region.

Regional advisers play an important role in offering support to local fellows and members, approving job descriptions, taking part in the scoring of clinical excellence awards and granting continuing professional development approval.

Regional advisers

RCP regional adviser (service)

Dr Nabil Jarad
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Bristol Royal Infirmary
Bristol BS2 8HW

Tel:  +44 (0)117 928 2620

RCP regional adviser (training)

Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Cheltenham General Hospital
Sandford Road
Gloucestershire GL53 7AN

Tel: +44 (0)8464 222877

Associate RCP regional adviser

Dr Ella Chaudhuri
Consultant Physician
Acute Medical Unit
Gate 31, Brunel Building
North Bristol NHS Trust
Southmead Hospital
Bristol BS10 5NB
Tel: +44 (0)117 414 1141

Approval of job descriptions

For the approval of job descriptions within the Severn region please contact

For help and advice on the job description approval process please consult the Advisory Appointments Committees (AAC) page.

School of medicine

The Royal College of Physicians has supported the creation of specialty-based schools of medicine within each deanery, which will supervise trainees within Basic Medical Training and all 30 Higher Specialist Training programmes.

Heads of schools have now been appointed in most deaneries. The appointment process was deanery-based, with the posts being advertised. In most cases the RCP and the deanery cooperated, which variously included the RCP commenting on the job description, advertising the role to fellows, and being represented on the appointment panel. In the majority of cases the person appointed has previously served as a regional adviser.