RCPE ManchesterWe are delighted to announce the launch of RCPE Manchester, an exciting new partnership with the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC).

RCPE Manchester will deliver a programme of clinical and academic learning, training and research in the north of England.

The Collaboration will create new opportunities for the sharing of knowledge and expertise between the two organisations including:

  • Seminars on a range of ‘hot topic’ issues
  • Sharing the college’s educational programme, including live-streamed events
  • Regional college meetings held in Manchester
  • Collaborating to develop educational courses and continuing professional development opportunities
  • Development of postgraduate qualifications
  • Collating opinion on local health, education, service and research issues
  • Collaborating to influence UK health policy

Manchester is also home to the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and Clinical Research Facility which connects world-leading researchers based at The University of Manchester and four NHS Trusts in Greater Manchester, with a joint vision to drive forward the transformation of scientific breakthroughs into life-saving treatments and care for patients.

Progressing innovation & understanding in medicine

RCPE Manchester launchA board has been established to guide and oversee the development of RCPE Manchester’s programme and the venture is being staffed by an academic lead from MAHSC, a programme lead from the college and a programme co-ordinator.

A two year programme of clinical and academic events is under development. The first RCPE Manchester activities will include a series of RCPE Evening Medical Updates in summer 2017 and the College's Medical Trainees' Conference will be held in Manchester in February 2018.

Professor Derek Bell, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, said:

“We are delighted to be working with Manchester Academic Health Science Centre to establish a presence and expand our work in the north of England. The College has a long history of developing standards of medical care and training in order to deliver the best possible care to patients.   

“Given our complementary experience, skills and networks, RCPE Manchester will progress innovation and understanding in medicine by sharing our knowledge and expertise and working together to drive forward the best standards in healthcare.”

Professor Ian Greer, MAHSC Director, said:

“We welcome the establishment of RCPE Manchester and are delighted to be in partnership with the College which has a global reputation for clinical excellence. Our combined offering through the collaboration naturally fits with one of MAHSC’s central objectives as an academic health science centre; provision of high quality training and education for healthcare professionals. 

"RCPE Manchester will provide first-class learning, training and professional development options to healthcare colleagues at all stages of their careers."

Contact:

Professor Peter Trainer, Head of RCPE Manchester

Sushee Dunn, Programme Manager - +44 (0)131 247 3615