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.  

Upcoming events

We run many education courses and social/networking events throughout the year. Many of these contribute to CPD and professional development. In 2019, Members can expect to see events focused on First5 development, as well as events promoting GP Resilience and Wellbeing. 

View all learning and social events

Your Faculty Board

Faculty officers

Chair - Dr John Rawlinson

  • Dr Rupal Patel - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Ian Wood - Honorary Treasurer
  • Dr Lee Aye - Education Lead
  • Dr Shamila Wanninayake - Council Representative
  • Dr Sue Rendel. Faculty ProvostDr Sue Rendel. Provost and Fellowship 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 in February 2019 at The Lambert Arms, Aston Rowant, near Thame - more details to follow. 

    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 & Dinner

    Our 2018 AGM was held on 13 November 2018 at The Oxfordshire Hotel near Thame.  We were delighted to welcome Professor Amanda Howe, previous President of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) from 2016-2018, as speaker.

    She spoke on "Surviving and Thriving – why GPs value international perspectives as part of the day job", which prompted much debate and discussion.

    Faculty Events

    We run an extensive education programme for all of our Members. Feedback from our events, from both delegates and speakers is universally positive. Details of the next few events can be accessed using the 'Upcoming Events' box on the right of this screen.

    Faculty Education Lead - Dr Lee Aye

    Our 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 organising our programme of evening First5 EASE (Educational and Support Evenings) events for groups in Oxford and Buckinghamshire which are free of charge to members.

    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

    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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