​England - North West England Area - North West region

​Your Area Officer who represents you at Council is Dr Ranganath Ranganna, and your Regional Lead is Dr Sunil Bagewadi. Find out useful contacts and activity in your RCPCH region.



Council is the members' representative body that reports directly to the Board of Trustees, and meets three times a year. Council sets the College's overall strategy, in particular with regard to issues affecting members. Find out more and read Council meeting minutes.

Area Officer

The North West England Area Officer sits on Council, and represents two RCPCH regions: Mersey and the North West.

Regional Lead

The North West Regional Lead is the ambassador and advocate for your RCPCH region. Through the Area Officer, they represent you in Council and other meetings. They also liaise with specialty training bodies, to help ensure the quality of training. The Regional Lead is in this post for three years, with a possible extension for a further two years.

Other contacts for your RCPCH region

Contacts for your training

RCPCH presence in the North West

The North West Region has 1,257 members (8.5% of the total in England) (last updated September 2018). The figures below show the age range, positions and locations of members within the region.

Manchester Paediatric Club

A subdivision of the Manchester Medical Society founded in 1834, this club arranges programmes of meetings and seminars and supports meetings in collaboration with other bodies. It thus provides continuing medical education (CME) in the region providing high quality meetings with speakers of national and international renown locally.

The Club collaborates with The University of Manchester Medical School to support the annual Medical Careers Fair.

The Club always welcomes new members - find out more about joining.