West Midlands

The Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) West Midlands regional office is based in Birmingham and is here to support local physicians, provide educational events, administer the approval of consultant job descriptions and help develop and maintain regional networks.

The West Midlands region covers Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Herefordshire and is bordered by the WalesSevernNorth WesternEast Midlands (North)East Midlands (South) and Oxford and Thames Valley RCP regions.

Contact information

Regional office

Helen Flood, regional manager
Email: Helen.Flood@rcplondon.ac.uk 

Sue Cyprus, deputy regional manager
Email: Sue.Cyprus@rcplondon.ac.uk

Jenny Ward, deputy regional manager
Email: Jenny.Ward@rcplondon.ac.uk

Jayne Richards, office assistant
Email: Jayne.Richards@rcplondon.ac.uk 

Royal College of Physicians – West Midlands regional office
Birmingham Research Park Limited
Institute of Research & Development
Vincent Drive
Birmingham  
B15 2SQ

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7020
Fax: +44 (0)121 414 7408
Email: westmidlands@rcplondon.ac.uk

Office opening hours

Monday: 9.30am–1.45pm
Tuesday: 8am–4.30pm
Wednesday: 8am–4.30pm
Thursday: 8.30am–2pm
Friday: 8.30am–2pm

Office hours may vary depending on educational events and attendance at meetings.

Regional advisers

Regional advisers are the link between local hospital physicians and the RCP and are vital in carrying out specific duties that maintain the quality of local services. Your local regional advisers are:

Dr Kanwaljit Sandhu, consultant nephrologist
Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
Email: Kanwaljit.Sandhu@nhs.net

Dr Jatt Khaira, consultant in stroke and general medicine
University Hospitals Birmingham
Email: Jattinder.Khaira@uhb.nhs.uk

College tutors and associate college tutors

RCP college tutors (CTs) and associate college tutors (ACTs) provide valuable and important support to the RCP, their trust and health education board by overseeing and supporting trainees through their education and training. Contact your regional office for more information.

Trainees Committee (TC) representatives

The RCP Trainees Committee (TC) is comprised entirely of medical trainees, and reflects the RCP’s commitment to encouraging physicians-in-training to develop active roles in shaping the future of medicine.

Email trainees.committee@rcplondon.ac.uk  with local and national issues you think TC should be aware of or that you would like more information about.

Student and Foundation Doctor Network (SFDN) representatives

The SFDN is made up of 20 medical student and foundation doctor representatives located across the UK, plus a network chair, who act as RCP ambassadors in their regions. Contact your representative by visiting the Student and Foundation Doctor Network representatives website.

New Consultants Committee (NCC) representatives

The NCC aims to meet the interests and needs of doctors at an important stage in their career while also giving new consultants an opportunity to feed into the development of RCP policy and to contribute to its work. Contact Rhys.Owens@rcplondon.ac.uk for more information.

Chief registrars

For more information on the chief registrar scheme and find out who the regional chief registrars are contact chiefregistrar@rcplondon.ac.uk or visit the chief registrar website.

SAS Regional Representatives Network

The SAS Regional Representative Network has been created to ensure that SAS doctors’ needs, views and interests are represented within the regional teams and to increase their active involvement with the RCP. It gives SAS doctors the opportunity to develop leadership skills and to make a difference to how the RCP thinks and develops. For more information visit Specialty, associate specialist and staff grade (SAS) doctors

Contact emma.joseph@rcplondon.ac.uk for information about current SAS regional representatives vacancies.

Job description approvals

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

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

Download: West Midlands regional newsletter

Pilot project: Enabling the medical registrar on take

This report is a summary of discussions with many medical registrars in the region, and face-to-face site visits to registrars and College tutors in 13 of our hospitals in the West Midlands. We believe that there are many examples of good practice in our region which, if adopted by others, would make a real change for the better in the West Midlands

RCP membership benefits

As a member of the RCP you have access to a wide range of benefits to help you excel in your career, including:

  • exclusive member discounts on conferences, workshops and learning tools
  • a regional and international network to support you wherever you’re based
  • access to our member-only video archive, where you can watch educational content from RCP events and earn CPD points
  • free access to our online CPD diary, saving you £150 per year.

For more information or to join, visit Join the RCP.