Dr Stephen Kelly (Provost)
Dr Jonathan Leach (Chair)
Professor Veronica Wilkie (Vice Chair)
Brigadier Robin Simpson (Secretary)
Dr Ryan Prince (Treasurer, Deputy Council Rep, Communications Lead)
Dr Helen Stokes Lampard, RCGP Chair
Dr Sapna Agarwal
Dr Zirva Ahmad
Dr Sabrina Akhtar
Dr Angela Brady
Dr Maria Ceurstemont
Dr Emma Parry
Professor Steve Field
Dr Samuel Finnikin
Dr Vibhuti Gupta
Dr Dominic Horne
Dr Jamie Hynes
Dr Sabena Jameel
Dr Chandra Kanneganti
Dr Jonathan Leach
Dr Mary McCarthy
Dr Jonathan Menon
Dr Shahid Merali
Dr Sarah Mitchell
Professor Kay Mohanna
Professor Patrick Pietroni
Dr David Rapley
Dr Duncan Shrewsbury
Dr Krishnaveni Sivakumar
Dr Pamela Smith
Dr Christopher Waller
Professor Veronica Wilkie
Co opted and elected board members
Dr Mobeen Ahmed
Dr Simon Gay (Observer Keele University)
Dr Faraz Mughal
Mr Basil Pickering (Lay Member)
Dr Joanne Reeve (Observer University of Warwick)
Ms Judith Samuel (Lay member)
Mrs Sue Shortland (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
Dr Alexandra Lee (West Midlands AiT Committee Chair)
Brigadier Robin Simpson
Dr Dilsher Singh
Dr Stephen Strange
Dr Kate Thomas
Dr Anwar Tufail
Dr Martin Wilkinson
Dr Jonathan Leach. Faculty Chair
Dr Stephen Kelly. Faculty Provost
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Our next AGM and Faculty Awards Evening will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017. Further details to follow.
We support over 4000 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Hereford, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton and Worcester.
We are proud to be the designated faculty supporting military GPs applying for Fellowship, many of whom are stationed abroad and don’t have a ‘home’ faculty.
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.
We currently have district rep vacancies for Sandwell and Wolverhampton and AiT vacancies for Dudley, Hereford, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.
Faculty board meeting dates for 2017/18 are as follows:
Thursday 2 February 2017
Thursday 04 May 2017
Thursday 06 July 2017
Thursday 21 September 2017
Thursday 09 November 2017
Thursday 06 February 2018
If you would like to find out more about becoming involved with the faculty we would be delighted to hear from you.
Message from Dr Bill Strange, Midland Faculty Education Convenor - Midland Faculty Monthly Educational Meetings
I am delighted that these monthly Wednesday evening meetings are proving so popular. We have now a permanent regular venue at Birmingham Chamber of Commerce (directions), there is free ample parking. The evening starts with a light sandwich supper at 18:00 with the meeting starting at 19:00 and finishing at 21:00. The format of the meetings is usually two specialist speakers (each with a one hour slot) and they are briefed to try and make their content general practice focused and to allow for an interactive presentation. The Midland faculty provides appropriate certification for two hours of CPD points. A key development has been the ability to define the programme for the whole year and this can be accessed via the following link (programme 2017). To book onto an event you do so via the main RCGP website but you do not need to be a member to attend and indeed we are happy for nursing and other clinical staff to attend if they so wish, the following link helps explain the booking process (how to book). We aim to open booking for events 12 weeks in advance, but please add to you calendar anything that interests you in the annual programme.
Other courses and Events
We organise a large number of educational events including monthly CPD evenings, AiT starters and leavers conference as well as our successful annual Research & Innovation Symposium and our biennial Robin Pinsent Memorial Lecture.
We also hold ‘Understanding the CSA’ courses for trainers; and AiTs can take part in the Faculty’s ‘Trainees in Need’ programme which offers help in preparing for the CSA.
Details of forthcoming Midland Faculty meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed via the Upcoming Events box below.
Awards and prizes
The faculty organises the following awards and prizes for presentation at the annual Faculty Awards Evening:
- The Annual Robin Steel Vocational Training Award
- The Professor Elizabeth Hughes Award for the contribution made to GP training from a secondary care consultant
- The Michael Drury Award for non-GP contributors to General Practice Education
- The Clare Boothroyd Memorial Award for excellence in General Practice
- 3 AiT Awards
- 4 Quality in General Practice Awards
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Support to AiTs
We have appointed an AiT training lead to develop services and representation for AiTs. If you have any suggestions for development please contact us.
Regular GP Trainee meetings are held for local trainees to discuss any issues or problems they may be facing. Please contact us for meeting dates.
RCGP Midland Faculty
Birmingham Research Park
97 Vincent Drive
Telephone: 0203 188 7683 / 7684
Faculty Administrator: Hayley Dunn
Education Administrator: Barbara Ingram
A voicemail system is in operation when the office is closed. Please call before visiting the office.
Office opening hours: Monday-Friday: 08.15-15:30