Dr Peter Newman appointed Royal College of Physicians Associate International Director for Sub-Saharan Africa


Dr Peter Newman has been appointed Royal College of Physicians London (RCP) Associate International Director for Sub-Saharan Africa.

A consultant neurologist based in Middlesbrough, he takes over from Professor Simon Taylor-Robinson who has stepped down to focus on his role on the RCP Council.

In his first term in the post, Dr Newman led the RCP’s work in Africa between 2005 and 2009 and was integral in implementing its first projects in the region including a series of ‘Doctors as Educators’ courses attended by several doctors from South Sudan. He is a regular PACES examiner in the UK and overseas, and member of the interview panel for the RCP’s Medical Training Initiative – a scheme which enables international medical graduates to undertake a 2-year training fellowship in the UK.   

He joins a team of seven RCP  associate international directors, each of whom is responsible for a different region of the world and leads on developing strategy and implementing projects in that region.  Dr Newman will continue to work with Dr Eluzai Hakim, RCP Adviser  for South Sudan and looks forward to the rekindling in due course of the intercollegiate initiative in postgraduate medical training