South Yorkshire

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

They work in partnership with college 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 Ash Soliman
Barnsley District General Hospital
Gawber Road
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S75 2EP

Tel: +44 (0)1226 730000
Email: a.soliman@nhs.net

RCP regional adviser

Dr Omar Pirzada
Northern General Hospital
Herries Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S5 7AU

Tel: +44 (0)114 243 4343
Email: omar.pirzada@sth.nhs.uk

Approval of job descriptions

For the approval of job descriptions within the region please contact: northtrent@rcplondon.ac.uk.

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

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.