The College undertakes and initiates research on a number of topics, and also provides a number of research grants. RCPE Manchester will also provide opportunities for collaborative research work.

Recruitment and Retention

In 2016/17 the College hosted two medical trainees as part of the Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellowship programme co-ordinated by NHS Education for Scotland. Their research assessed trainee recruitment and retention, specifically in higher specialty training; considering how factors such as rotas, the European Working Time Directive, support and engagement are affecting trainees and how to help support them better in the future.

Acute Medicine

Acute Medicine (or Acute Internal Medicine – AIM) is concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and management of adults presenting to secondary care with acute medical illness. Through various research, the College has explored the different approaches to supporting acute medical admissions and the activity and the resources applied.

Medical Research Symposium

The department has organised a popular medical research symposium for students and foundation doctors since 2016, attracting delegates from all over the UK.

As undergraduates and foundation doctors carry out a wide range of research, this dedicated research symposium, offers an opportunity to present findings; have early career research published; build networks and hear from established research leaders about their own experience in developing research careers. Speakers in the past have included Professor Moira Whyte, Professor Peter Clayton, Professor Stephen Smye and Professor David Adams. 

This symposium has been co-hosted with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), NHS Health Education England (HEE) and the Medical Schools Council. Presenters are awarded a College/HEE certificate, the best oral and poster presentations are awarded a Council medal, commended posters are given a certificate and abstracts are published in the College Journal. The abstracts from 2017 can be accessed here.

In 2018 the symposium took place on Wednesday 21 November in Manchester with delegates travelling from as far as Southampton and Aberdeen. 

The prize winners for 2018 were:

Undergraduate Prizes

Best Oral Presentation - Sophie Thompson, University of Birmingham
Best Poster - Sarah Higgi, Southampton University
Commended Poster - James Moorby, Hull-York Medical School
Commended Poster - Nikolaos Tzoumas, University of Edinburgh


Postgraduate Prizes 

Best Oral Presentation - Rebecca Robey, University of Manchester
Best Postgraduate Poster - Alisha Jafri, Hull-York Medical School
Postgraduate Commended Poster - Nicolas Pipis, University of Birmingham


James Moorby presenting his commended poster
James Moorby presenting his poster
Delegates Arriving

Jane Mamelok


More photos are available at #rcpeHEE18

Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference 2018

Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference 2018