North East London Faculty

Faculty officers

Dr Liliana Risi - Chair
Dr Michal Grenville - Provost
Dr Simon Ormerod - Vice Chair
Dr Terry John - Honorary Secretary
Dr Rebecca Viney - Honorary Treasurer
Dr Lisbeth Hanson - Education Lead
Dr Christiana Aride - Council Representative

Faculty board

Dr Johra Alam - Member
Dr Ken Aswani - Member and Deputy Council Representative
Dr Mary Burtenshaw - Member and First5 Lead
Dr Shah Chowdhury - Member
Dr Lisa Collins - Member
Mrs Sylvia  Debreczeny - Lay member and Chair of Fellowship committee
Dr Alex Fenton - Member and MAP Representative
Dr Ravali Goriparthi - Member
Dr Gabby Ivbijaro - Member
Dr Dinesh Kapoor - Member
Dr Anwar Khan - Member
Dr Tariq Khan - Member and Education Co-Lead
Dr Sanjoy Kumar - Member
Dr Maud Nauta - Member
Dr Saravanamuthu Poologanathan - Member
Dr Rahhiel Riasat - Member and First5 Co-Lead
Dr Craig Seymour - Member
Dr Freddy Shaw - Member
Dr Sabir Zaman - Member

Dr Liliana Risi Dr Liliana Risi. Faculty Chair






Michal GrenvilleDr Michal Grenville. Faculty Provost






Faculty events

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We support over 1800 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in the City of London, the north eastern parts of inner London and parts of the Thames corridor stretching into South Essex.

The area reflects a wide range of socio-economic diversity and inequality from deprived urban to affluent. The area is also ethnically diverse with a mobile population. Refugees and new immigrants further add to the challenges faced by GPs working in the North East London Faculty area. The needs of these doctors mirror those of the population they serve.

Faculty Representatives

A list of the Faculty Officers and board members is available from the above respective drop down options.

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 at

Faculty News

North East London Faculty Board

Our next Faculty board meeting is taking place on Tuesday 7 February 2017 from 8pm at Waltham Forest CCG, Kirkdale House, 7 Kirkdale Road, Leytonstone, London E11 1HP.  The board meeting is preceded with the Fellowship committee meeting at 6:30 pm; Education sub committee meeting at 7:00 pm and dinner at 7:30 pm.

The dates of the faculty board meetings for the remainder of 2017 are as follows:

  • Tuesday 13 June 2017 (venue to be confirmed)
  • Tuesday 12 September 2017 (venue to be confirmed)
  • Tuesday 7 November 2017 (venue to be confirmed)
  • November 2017 (exact date and venue to be confirmed) Faculty Annual General Meeting 

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

The Faculty has its Annual General Meeting every November (time and date to be confirmed for 2017).  This is an opportunity to report on our activity for the year 2016/2017 and celebrate with our Faculty members and primary healthcare professionals and staff in the North East London area. 

The Faculty's First 5 representatives are Dr Mary Burtenshaw (First 5 Lead) and Dr Rahhiel Riasat (Co-First 5 Lead).  We hope to run events and meetings for First 5s to enable them to engage with each other.  Please look out for news on these through the Faculty.  We would encourage any First 5s with any enquiries to get in touch with Mary or Rahhiel.  

Pan London RCGP AiT and First5 Committee (

The committee is a branch of the RCGP London Faculties board.  It is specifically set up to deliver relevant AiT and First5 events, courses and activities  to London Faculty members in transition from AiTs to established GPs. 

Committee Meetings: The committee have new members and new interests in addition to on-going projects, new members are always invited to join the committee.  All AiTs and First 5 GPs are welcome.  However, please note: if you want to attend then it is important that you let the faculty know in advance at

Life after GPVTS study day is the committee's very successful flagship event.  It is aimed at ST3s in transition from newly qualified GP in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful established GPs.  The Pan London AiT/First5 committee plan to run two of these courses in June and early July 2017.  The details will be available in due course. 

Self Directed Learning Groups: The committee support a pan London support group network if you are part of a group or would like advice on how to set up a group please get in touch.   

The London Journal of Primary Care, the online journal for all three RCGP London faculties can be viewed here

Faculty Events

Details of forthcoming North East London Faculty meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed via the Upcoming Events box, above.

MRCGP CSA Exam Preparation Courses

The following CSA exam preparation course is now open for booking:

  • Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January 2017, at RCGP exam circuit in Euston Square

RCGP Education and Support Evening (EASE) 

The North East London Faculty delivers four Education and Support Evenings (EASE) events per year (May, August, November and February).  These events are free to attend and are particularly aimed at AiTs and First5s.

  • Our last EASE was on 17 November 2016 at Whipps Cross University Hospital.  The area covered was on "Topics in Dermatology".  Our speaker was Dr Arucha Ekeowa-Anderson, Consultant Dermatologist, NHS Barts Trust, Training Programme Director, North East Thames.  It attracted 45 delegates.

Faculty Initiatives

The Lotte Newman travel bursary an opportunity to travel

The Lotte Newman Travel Bursary provides an annual sum to support a GP trainee or newly qualified doctor to travel outside of the UK. The purpose of this travel bursary is to promote international research in general practice and primary care, and or to attend a conference of recognised educational value.   

This year the Faculty decided that the bursary should cover the cost of an AiT or First5 to attend the RCGP annual conference which took place in Harrogate.  The winner of the Lotte Newman bursary this year was Dr Deepa Shah.  Deepa gave a presentation at the Faculty's AGM on 24 November about her experiences from the conference and highlighted what her thoughts are as a young GP now and working towards the future.  Many congratulations Deepa on your receiving your award. 

MRCGP CSA Exam Preparation Courses

A team of senior RCGP CSA examiners have designed, and are involved as the Trainers of the Faculty's MRCGP CSA exam preparation courses.  The courses have been RCGP accredited.  They are designed to offer the best knowledge base in developing methods to prepare for a successful attempt at the CSA exams and includes mock CSA cases in the actual examination circuit with experienced role players and feedback from examiners, role players and your peers.  The courses are designed to be accessible.

Annual Provost Awards 2016

The Faculty organises an annual Provost Award in recognition/celebration of excellence and best practice of care by GPs and other primary health care professionals and staff in the North East London area.  

  • GP Practice Nurse
  • GP Practitioner
  • AiT Trainer 
  • AiT Trainee 
  • First 5 
  • GP Practice Team

The winners for 2016 were presented with their awards by our Provost, Dr Michal Grenville at our AGM on Thursday 24 November 2016 at Queen Mary University of London.  Many congratulations to all the winners listed below: 

  • AiT award:  Dr Manjari Gajra 
  • GP award:  Dr Ann O'Brien 
  • GP Practice Team award:  Tower Hamlets GP Out of Hours Service 

Contact us

RCGP North East London Faculty
30 Euston Square

Telephone: 0203 188 7406 (Monday to Friday: 09:00 am to 5:00 pm)


North East London Faculty Administrator: Michael Coyne

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

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