Since our set up in 2017, we have aimed to progress innovation and understanding in medicine and to develop an education and research partnership.

Over this time, opportunities for sharing of knowledge and expertise between the two organisations have included:

  • Seminars on a range of ‘hot topic’ issues
  • Sharing the College’s educational programme, including live-streamed events
  • 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

During the last two years RCPE Manchester has provided educational opportunities for medical professionals with chances to gain valuable CPD points - below are two of our highlights over the last year.

In November 2018, we hosted the RCPE’s Medical Research Symposium for Students and Foundation Doctors, which took place for the first time in Manchester. 


This was a popular event with delegates attending from all over the UK.  As undergraduates and foundation doctors carry out a wide range of research, this dedicated 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.  Going forward, the Medical Research Symposium will alternate each year between Edinburgh and Manchester.  Further information on this year's event in Edinburgh can be found here.

In February 2019  we held another well received symposium on Living Beyond Cancer: ‘Optimising the quality of life in patients treated for Cancer’. As more people are living beyond cancer, the Symposium looked at and addressed some of the challenges arising from the successful treatment of cancer that have an impact on the quality of life of patients.The speakers and attendees were multidisciplinary professionals involved in cancer care such as Oncologists, Cardiologists, Reproductive Gynaecologists, specialist nurses and medical specialists with an interest in bone disease. 


There was a broad audience - consultants and trainees, doctors from many disciplines and other health practitioners.  This provided everyone with an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded medical professionals, and discuss the issues that mattered to them.

We’ve received some great responses from participants at the Symposium:


Another highlight for RCPE Manchester over the last year was in April 2019, when the MRCP (UK) Diploma Ceremony for the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh was held in Manchester for the first time.


We were fortunate to have the use of the beautiful Whitworth Hall at the University of Manchester, on a glorious early spring morning!

The day was very sucessful, with diplomates and their families commenting they'd had an enjoyable time at the ceremony. The College intends to hold both another diploma ceremony and Council meeting in Manchester during 2020.