East Anglia Faculty

Faculty officers

Dr Kate Wishart, Provost

Dr Tony Palframan, Chair

Professor Amanda Howe, Vice-Chair and Deputy Rep on Council

Dr Mark Sanderson, Treasurer

Dr Gary Howsam, Secretary and Faculty Rep on Council


Faculty board

Dr Mark Attah (Education Sub-Committee Chair)

Vacant (First5 Lead)

Dr Serge Amba'a Engamba (AiT Lead)

Professor Bob Berrington (Fellowship Lead)

Dr Lisa Lim (Sessional GP Rep)

Professor Simon Griffin

Professor John Howard

Dr Sonny Aung (International Lead)

Dr Kevork Hopayian (International Lead)

District Representatives

Dr Emma Brandon (Great Yarmouth)

Dr Deborah Swinglehurst (Ipswich)

Dr Leena Deol (King's Lynn)

Drs Rob Houghton (Peterborough)

Dr Dickie Young (Norwich)

Dr Katie Keller (Cambridge)

Dr Sonny Aung (Bury St Edmunds)

Dr Mark Sanderson (Huntingdon)

Mrs Jenny Aston (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Mr Nick Roberts (Lay Rep)

Mrs Paddy Knight (Lay Rep)

Tony PalframanDr Tony Palframan. Faculty Chair






Kate WishartDr Kate Wishart. Faculty Provost






Faculty events

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About us

Each faculty is represented by a Faculty Board, made up of a number of dedicated GPs and lay representatives who work voluntarily towards the College’s vision, purpose and priority goals.
10 Core Roles for Faculties (approved by Council November 2013)

We support over 1760 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

The highly regarded annual Reflective Writing Course is hosted by the Faculty and is open to all GPs. The event encourages GPs to write creatively about their experiences and gives alternative ways to reflect on their lives and practices. Now in its 16th year, the course is very popular, often receiving repeat bookings from GPs who wish to develop their writing skills further.

Getting involved

We rely on members to play an active role locally, promoting the College aims and objectives. It is essential to raise and maintain awareness of demographic issues and needs of GPs and patients alike, and develop initiatives to support these.

If you would like to find out more about becoming involved with the faculty we would be delighted to hear from you. Contact us

First 5 Leads
This role is vacant at present.


First5 activity in our area:

The Faculty are keen to continue to expand the First5 activities in our area including helping to facilitate peer support and networking across the region. We have already set up and started a series of interactive workshops for First5 GPs on topics particularly pertinent to a newly qualified GP. In addition we have created an online resource (www.newgpeastanglia.co.uk ) to help improve communication, and CPD group formation across the region together with highlighting educational opportunities locally. Finally we are hoping to improve links with the regional VTS schemes to further smoothen the transition from ST3 to qualified GP and improve the overall visibility of First5.


Faculty News

This year's AGM will take place on Tuesday 20 September at the Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket.  Last year's Minutes are available here.


The last faculty board meeting was held on 9 June 2016, the Minutes are available to read here.  Future Board meetings - 20 September 2016 (including the AGM and Practice Awards Ceremony);  Thursday 10 November 2016 and Wednesday 25 January 2017.

All members are invited to attend board meetings. If you would like to discuss any item covered or would like an item to be considered at a future meeting, please contact us.



Dr Kevork Hopayian has revised the Revalidation pages of AnglianGP. Please have a look.



Don’t be shy, its time to apply! Why you should become FRCGP

Fellowship of our college has come through many iterations to arrive in its current format. Now its pretty much where it should be.

So why should you think about Fellowship? Unlike other Colleges, we do not award Fellowship as a reward for time served. It is a real statement of excellence and one that all members should aim for. It says something about you and your practice for which you can be justifiably proud. Colleagues and patients recognize this excellence.

It is awarded in recognition of a significant contribution to medicine in general and general practice in particular. Fellows should exemplify our motto “cum scienta caritas”.

Have you been a member for at least 5 years and are you justifiably proud of your contribution to general practice? Then its time to apply.

Write your application as a narrative, this makes it easier to write about yourself. Where possible, include information about the 6 achievement categories. These categories are clinical practice, patient-centred practice, leadership, teaching and education, innovation and creativity, and academic and research.

  • Don’t worry if you can include only one category
  • Look out for a series of events throughout the year

In the past 12 months we have welcomed 8 new Fellows
Dr Andrew Hussey
Dr Cosmas Nnochiri
Dr Andrew Wordsworth
Dr Anoop Dhesi
Dr Emily Taylor
Dr David Ward
Dr Lubna Albarzangi
Dr Sonny Aung
Dr Christopher Dent 
Dr Stuti Mukherjee
Dr Simon Hambling

Membership by Assessment of Performance (MAP)

If you are going through the MAP process and would like any advice, please contact us and we will be happy to offer you support through our MAP Lead.

Faculty Events

RCGP East Anglia Faculty has a well-established social calendar to encourage members to get together. These include our Annual Symposium, AGM, Practice Team Awards and other events such as the Annual Fellows meeting, AiT visits to 30 Euston Square, Careers Evenings and local district meetings. 

RCGP East Anglia Faculty are proud to deliver a number of excellent educational training courses throughout the year.  Many of our courses are suitable for practice nurses and primary care staff.

Details of forthcoming RCGP East Anglia Faculty meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed via the Upcoming Events box on the right. 



Faculty Initiatives

Awards and Prizes

The Carole Brown Memorial Award

An award of up to £2000 is granted annually in memory of Dr Carole Brown, a GP with outstanding leadership skills. This is an excellent opportunity to apply for funding to follow a project that you may not have had the opportunity to pursue.


The John Stevens Biennial Award

This award will support a GP who has gained their MRCGP or MAP in the last five years to produce a project that is in keeping with the aims of RCGP. The award of up to £2000 is given in memory of Dr John Stevens a GP with great gifts of leadership.


RCGP National News

RCGP campaign to increase funding for general practice.  The share of NHS resources for general practice is falling year on year.  GPs struggle to provide quality care on an ever decreasing budget. 

Back our campaign to increase the share to general practice and fine out why this campaign is so important.



Contact us

RCGP East Anglia Faculty
Church Farm
Maris Lane

Telephone: 07342 998753 (temporary number)

Email: eanglia@rcgp.org.uk

Faculty Administrator: Annemarie McCarty
Events Administrator:  Keri Platt

A voicemail system is in operation when the office is closed. Please call before visiting the office.


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