Dr Alistair Moulds, Provost
Dr Babafemi Salako, Chair
Dr Alison Behn, Vice Chair
Dr Subrata Basu, Secretary
Dr Rohan Subasinghe, Treasurer
Dr Sunil Gupta (Council Rep, Fellowship Lead, FFC Chair)
Dr Rachael Marchant (First5 Rep)
Dr Sara Astbury (Education Lead)
Prof Syed Babar
Dr Vaiyapuri Raja
Dr Naveed Akhtar
Dr Min Ko Ko Thaung
Dr Shoaib Kazi
Dr Babafemi Salako. Faculty Chair
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The Essex Faculty supports some 1,000 Members, Fellows, Associates in Training and other Associates across the County. The 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 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 the needs of GPs and patients alike, and develop initiatives to support these.
We currently have vacancies for: six Faculty Board members, one AiT Lead position and three further AiT Representatives plus one Lay member position available. For further information or to apply, please email Essex@rcgp.org.uk
The next Faculty Board meeting will be held on 20 September 2016 at Rushbottom Lane Surgery, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 4EA.
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.
We are looking to expand our education programme, and welcome suggestions from members for future educational events. In addition, we strongly encourage members to get together and we are always open to suggestions for rewarding, enjoyable activities.
Details of forthcoming Essex Faculty meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed using the Upcoming Events box on the right.
To support sustainability and to keep costs down, we are reducing hard copy communications with members wherever possible.
But, a number of our members have alerted us to the fact that they are not receiving e-briefings, updates or blogs from the College. This appears to be happening for a number of reasons. One issue is that some members are now on NHS email addresses, which are highly restrictive in respect of accepting emails from external organisations. Meanwhile, some members have omitted to set their email accounts to receive RCGP emails. Others sometimes forget to notify us, or make the requisite amendments in MyRCGP, when they change their email address. Finally, some email accounts appear to tag College emails as spam.
We would ask all of you to check your email settings when you get the opportunity to make sure you can receive College email updates, and check that your details in MyRCGP are up to date. If you get the chance, please do pass the message on!
The Essex Faculty Network
We know that members across Essex create and develop local groups who meet on a regular basis. The form and structure of local groups is determined and developed according to local needs and preferences. We want to help foster fruitful and rewarding relationships by:
- Connecting with GPs across the county
- Supporting them at every stage of their career
- Debating clinical, educational and professional issues and other hot topics
- Feeding back to ensure relevance, representation and practicality in the formation of RCGP policy and the development of initiatives.
We would be delighted to hear from anyone who attends or runs any local groups within Essex, particularly if they cover either First5 members or Trainees. If we are told of any groups we will compile a list and ensure it is accessible to other members who may be interested in joining you.
Why you should become a Fellow of the RCGP.
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 recognise 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”.
The Faculty actively encourages its members of 5 years plus standing to consider putting themselves forward for Fellowship. Now that the nomination process is online it is so much simpler. We have a Faculty Fellowship Committee (FFC), led by Dr Sunil Gupta FRCGP. The FFC can offer advice and support through the Faculty office.
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.
RCGP Essex Faculty
30 Euston Square
Telephone: 020 3188 7403
Fax: 020 3188 7401
Faculty Administrator: Myriem Ashford
The office is open on Monday and Tuesday 09:30 to 16:30 and on Wednesday 09:30 to 15:30. A voicemail system is in operation when the office is closed. Please call before visiting the office.