Midland Faculty

Faculty officers

  • Dr Stephen Kelly (Provost)
  • Professor Veronica Wilkie (Chair)
  • Brigadier Robin Simpson (Vice Chair)
  • Dr Jamie Hynes (Honorary Secretary)
  • Dr Samuel Finnikin (Honorary Secretary)
  • Dr Ryan Prince (Treasurer, Deputy Council Rep, Communications Lead)

Midland Faculty Board

  • Dr Helen Stokes Lampard, RCGP Chair
  • Dr Sapna Agrawal 
  • Dr Zirva Ahmad
  • Dr Maria Ceurstemont
  • Dr Emma Parry
  • Professor Steve Field
  • Dr Samuel Finnikin
  • Dr Vibhuti Gupta
  • Dr Dominic Horne
  • Dr Jamie Hynes
  • Dr Chandra Kanneganti
  • Dr Jonathan Leach
  • Dr Alex Lee
  • Dr Mary McCarthy
  • Dr Jonathan Menon
  • Dr Shahid Merali
  • Dr Sarah Mitchell
  • Professor Kay Mohanna
  • Dr David Rapley
  • Dr Krishnaveni Sivakumar
  • Dr Pamela Smith
  • Dr Parin Solanki
  • Dr Christopher Waller
  • Professor Veronica Wilkie

Co opted and elected board members

  • Dr Mobeen Ahmed
  • Dr Faraz Mughal
  • Mr Basil Pickering (Lay Member)
  • Ms Judith Samuel (Lay member)
  • Mrs Sue Shortland (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
  • Brigadier Robin Simpson
  • Dr Dilsher Singh
  • Dr Stephen Strange
  • Dr Kate Thomas
  • Dr Anwar Tufail
  • Dr Martin Wilkinson

Professor Veronica Wilkie, Midland FacultyProfessor Veronica Wilkie, Midland Faculty


Dr Stephen KellyDr Stephen Kelly. Faculty Provost


Faculty events

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About us

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.


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.

We currently have district rep vacancies for Sandwell and Wolverhampton and AiT vacancies for Coventry, Dudley, Hereford, Sandwell, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Worcester.

Faculty board meeting dates for 2018 are as follows:

  • Thursday 6 February 2018

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


Faculty Events

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.

Upcoming courses include:

MRCGP CSA Preparation Course - 24 to 26 January - Medical School, Birmingham  - details and to book: https://goo.gl/Z3DeGS

Spot Leukaemia - 25 January - BROMSGROVE HOTEL
This event seeks to empower GPs and Practice Nurses to better understand the challenges of people presenting with a blood cancer and to gain insights that may improve their journey and outcome. To book: 


Faculty Initiatives

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

Please contact midland@rcgp.org.uk for more information

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 Dr Sapna Agrawal sapna.agrawal@nhs.net 

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.


Contact us

RCGP Midland Faculty
Birmingham Research Park
97 Vincent Drive
Birmingham
B15 2SQ

Telephone: 0203 188 7683 / 7684
Email: midland@rcgp.org.uk

Faculty Administrator: Bianca O'Mahoney
Education Administrator: Barbara Ingram

Events Administrator: Ruth Bishop

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

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