​England - South England Area - South West (Severn and Peninsula) region

Your Area Officer who represents you at Council is Prof Robert Mark Beattie, and your Regional Lead is Dr Giles Richardson. ​​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 minutes.

Area Officer

The South England Area Officer sits on Council, and represents two RCPCH regions: South West and Wessex.

Regional Lead

The South 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

  • Principal Area Theory Lead - for theory exams: Vacant



Contacts for your training


Head of School: Dr Maria Tsakmakis - maria.tsakmakis@nbt.nhs.uk

Training Programme Directors (TPDs)

LETB Programme Manager


Head of School: Dr Giles Richardson - giles.richardson@nhs.net 

Training Programme Directors (TPDs)

LETB Administrators

RCPCH presence in the South West region

The South West region has 1,095 members (7.4% of the total in England) (last updated September 2018). The figures below show the age range, positions and locations with most members. An overview of all locations can be found in the RCPCH presence in the South West Region Data document.