The Wessex regional advisers help steer the education programme for the region and provide an important point of contact for RCP fellows and members.

The advisers have a quality assurance role for both the RCP and the Wessex Deanery and work in partnership with college tutors and regional colleagues to facilitate the two-way exchange of information between the RCP and the region. The regional adviser for training is currently acting head of the School of Medicine as well as CMT programme director.

Our regional advisers play an important role in offering support to local fellows and members, taking part in the scoring of clinical excellence awards and supporting continuing professional development.

Approval of job descriptions

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

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

Regional advisers

RCP regional advisers (service)

Dr Anjana Siva
Cardiology Department
Queen Alexandra hospital
Southwick Hill Road

Email: anjana.siva@porthosp.nhs.uk

Dr Chris Roseveare
Lymington New Forest Hospital
Welworthy Road
SO41 8QD

Email: chris.roseveare@southernhealth.nhs.uk

RCP regional adviser (training)

Dr Tim Battcock
Department of Elderly Medicine
Poole Hospital
Longfleet Road
BH15 2JB

Tel: +44 (0)1202 442 911 
Email: tim.battcock@poole.nhs.uk

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 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.

The head of the School of Medicine for Severn and Wessex Deanery is Dr James Adams.