Thames Valley Faculty

Welcome from Thames Valley Faculty

A warm welcome from Thames Valley Faculty. We are a group of volunteer RCGP members who provide local networking, education and support for members in the area. We cover Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire, supporting around 1850 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training. As a Faculty, we have a particular interest in supporting our members' CPD and professional development and provide a range of education courses, all tailored to local needs.

Get involved

We meet four times per year, in February, June, September and November to progress our local engagement activities and discuss issues pertinent to our members, which are then fed back to the College Council.  All local members are very welcome to attend Board meetings and participate in these discussions – we are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us develop our local engagement programme. Our next meeting will be held on 12 June 2018 at The Lambert Arms, Aston Rowant near Thame.

Upcoming events

We run many education courses and social/networking events throughout the year. Many of these contribute to CPD and professional development. 

View all learning and social events

Your Faculty Board

Faculty officers

Dr Nicky Turner. Faculty ChairDr Nicky Turner. Chair

Dr Sue Rendel. Faculty ProvostDr Sue Rendel. Provost and Fellowship Representative

  • Dr Anna Milward - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Ian Wood - Honorary Treasurer
  • Dr Lee Aye - Education Lead
  • Dr Michael Mulholland - Council Representative

Getting involved

We meet four times per year, in February, June, September and November to progress our local engagement activities and discuss issues pertinent to our members, which are then fed back to the College Council. All local members are very welcome to attend Board meetings and participate in these discussions – we are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us develop our local engagement programme. Our next meeting will be held on 12 June 2018 at the Lambert Arms, Aston Rowant near Thame. 

Read more about the role of a board member.


Faculty News

Board meetings

All members of the Faculty are invited to attend Board meetings, please contact us at tvalley@rcgp.org.uk for more information..

Faculty AGM

Our AGM was held on the evening of 31 October 2017. The Faculty was delighted to welcome Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, RCGP Chair, who held a Meet & Greet with local medical students, followed later by a talk to Faculty members about her vision for General Practice, and her insights into the future. Her presentation, entitled "Celebrating achievements, shifting horizons and sustainable careers", was both entertaining and inspirational. Watch this space for details of forthcoming Faculty social events.

Faculty Events

We run an extensive education programme for all of our Members. Feedback from all our events, from both delegates and speakers is always positive. Details of the next few events can be accessed using the 'Upcoming Events' box on the right of this screen. To find details of all of our events for the forthcoming year and to book online to these, please click here.

Faculty Initiatives

The WONCA Europe Conference 2017 was held in Prague, from 28 June - 1 July, its theme being "Growing together in diversity". A bursary in the amount of £1000 for GP trainees was awarded to Dr Luke Allen, who presented a poster at the conference. Read his submission.

Faculty Education Lead - Dr Lee Aye

Our new Education Lead, Lee, is a GP Training Programme Director for Buckinghamshire VTS, with a record of achievement in planning, delivering and maintaining standards in an educational programme. He is an active member of his practice education team, with a record of innovation and identifying new opportunities. Your ideas on educational activities within Thames Valley Faculty will be very welcome, and you can contact Dr Lee Aye

First5 support

We are in the process of reviving our programme of evening First5 CPD groups in Oxford and Buckinghamshire which are free of charge to new GPs.  

For regular updates, see our First5 Facebook page - you can join the group.  

If you are interested in setting up a CPD group in another area of the Faculty we’d be happy to provide advice and support - please contact the Faculty Office at tvalley@rcgp.org.uk.

AiTs

We are looking to establish a network of AiTs locally, with representation on our Faculty Board and nationally. If you are interested, contact the Faculty Administrator.

Faculty Bulletin

Our Faculty Bulletin is published once a week attached to the Chair's blog. It contains brief details about all Faculty activities as well as information about RCGP central innovations and education. If you do not receive a copy in your mailbox, contact us. Your views and contributions are always welcome!

Contact us

RCGP Thames Valley Faculty
30 Euston Square
London
NW1 2FB

Faculty Administrator: Nicola Husbands

T: 020 3188 7706
E: tvalley@rcgp.org.uk

Opening hours

Office opening hours: 09:00 - 15:00, Monday to Friday

Your local Faculty Administrator is Nicola Husbands.

Your Faculty Events Administrator is Sarah Wright.

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