Leicester Faculty

Faculty officers

Dr Helen Mead (Provost and Fellowship Lead)
Dr Nigel Scarborough (Chair)
Dr Shiraz Makda (HonoraryTreasurer)
Dr Anil Sood (Honorary Secretary)
Dr Saqib Anwar (Vice Chair)

Faculty board

Dr Bhavik Patel
Dr Kathryn Oliver
Dr Susan Hadley
Dr Andrew Milne
Dr Ammar Ghouri
Dr Anu Rao
Dr Samuel Seidu
Dr Faraz Anjum ( First5 rep)
Dr Vikram Bolarum
Dr Jean Wong (Internation rep)
Dr Ebrahim Mulla (AiT rep)
Dr Adefolake Yusuff ( AiT rep)
Dr Anil Sood (Co-opted -Undergraduate  rep)
Dr Nigel Scarborough (Co-opted LETB rep)
Dr Kam Lally (Communication & Educational Lead)
Reena Patel (Practice Nurse rep)


Nigel Scarborough, Faculty Chair, LeicesterDr Nigel Scarborough, Faculty Chair

Dr Helen Mead. Faculty ProvostDr Helen Mead. Faculty Provost

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About us

The Faculty supports over 840 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in Leicestershire, Northampton and Rutland.

Getting involved / Board Member vacancy

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.

Currently we have a board member vacancy, please contact kiran.sohal@rcgp.org.uk for further details.

Faculty news

The last Faculty Board meeting was held on 9 November 2017.

The next two Faculty Board meeting are:

  • 8 February 2018, GP Training Rooms, Leicester General Hospital
  • 6 June 2018 & GP Training Rooms, Leicester General Hospital

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.

To support sustainability and to keep costs down, we are reducing hard copy communications with members wherever possible. Please make sure we have your up to date email address to stay connected.

Faculty Initiatives

Awards and Prizes: The Arthur Watts Prize

Awarded to an outstanding fourth year medical student for best overall performance in all aspects of the clinical methods course. Winner 2017, awarded £200; Victoria Theakston.

The Justin Allen Foundation Prize

Awarded to a doctor within a year of completing an FY2 GP Placement within the LETB for producing the best written assignment on a given topic. Winner 2017, awarded £200; Khalis Boksh. Please contact us for more information about these prizes, and the nomination and application process.


The Leicester Faculty Fellowship subcommittee welcomes nominations of Members for the award of FRCGP. The Faculty actively encourages its members of 5 years plus standing to consider putting themselves forward for Fellowship The Provost will be pleased to offer informal advice to any member who wishes to propose a colleague for this honour. Guidance on eligibility and the process of nomination can be found on the RCGP website. What is Fellowship? Please contact us if you would like to discuss further. Fellows Frolic We host a celebration of Fellows at the annual Fellows Frolic. This event gives an opportunity for College Fellows to get together in an informal setting and enjoy good food and conversation. The next event will be  November 2018.

Support to AiTs

Every May we support the LETB annual AiT Leavers event. In August, the Faculty welcomes new local AiTs onto the programme and promote the College. 

Contact us

RCGP Leicester Faculty GP Postgraduate Education Department
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road

Telephone: 0116 273 0291
Email: leicester@rcgp.org.uk
Faculty Administrator: Kiran Sohal 

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

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