South Yorkshire North Trent Faculty

Faculty officers

  • Dr Amar Rughani, Provost
  • Dr James Greenwood, Chair and Deputy Council Representative
  • Dr Ben Jackson, Vice Chair
  • Dr Rahul Kacker, Hon Treasurer
  • Dr Elizabeth Walton, Hon Secretary

Faculty board

  • Dr Janet Hall (Faculty Council Rep) 
  • Dr Dominic Patterson (Nationally Elected Council Representative)
  • Dr Alan Shirley
  • Dr Steve Ball - (Retired members Representative)
  • Dr Karen Bradley
  • Dr Prabhu Shanmugam
  • Dr Chris Myers
  • Dr Hareen De Silva – (First5 Lead)
  • Dr Emmanuel Okeleke
  • Dr Martin Billington
  • Dr Rachael Bentley
  • Dr Ivan Appelqvist
  • Dr Caroline Mitchell
  • Dr Khaimraj Singh
  • Dr Kate Rowell
  • Dr Ras Perera
  • Dr Alice Desley  – (AiT Leaders)
  • Dr Laura Smy – (AiT Leaders)
  • Dr Munsif Mufalil – (AiT Leaders)
  • Sam Simpkins – (GP Soc RCGP rep)
  • Anna Wilkinson – (GP Soc RCGP rep)
  • Mrs Ann Dawson (Lay rep)
  • Katherine Green (Lay rep)

Dr James Greenwood. Faculty Chair. (Image not available)

Amar Rughani. Faculty ProvostAmar Rughani. Faculty Provost


Faculty events

We regularly run events for our members and non members

See Faculty events


About us

We support over 1106 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in the South Yorkshire area which covers Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Chesterfield and Worksop.


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.


Faculty News

The Faculty held their 2017 AGM on Thursday 24 May at the Hilton Sheffield, Victoria Quays. Elections took place and we are pleased to announce the results:

  • Dr James Greenwood, Chair
  • Dr Elizabeth Walton, Hon. Secretary
  • Dr Alice Desley - (AiT Lead)
  • Dr Laura Smy - (AiT Lead)
  • Dr Munsif Mufalil - (AiT Lead)
  • Sam Simpkins - (GPSoc RCGP Rep)
  • Anna Wilkinson - (Deputy GPSoc RCGP Rep)

The Faculty has Facebook and Twitter take a look and like us! 


First5 support

Dr Hareen De Silva is the South Yorkshire North Trent Faculty First5 Facilitator and can be contacted via the South Yorkshire North Trent Faculty office at SYNT@rcgp.org.uk. Below are some resources that you may find useful. Updates will be posted here.

eLearning: Commissioning care in the last years of life:  includes sources of information to help identify your local needs, challenging data on the current national standards of end of life care and a framework to illustrate how to improve standards in your area, based on RCGP guidance. 1 CPD hour.

eLearning: Multiple Sclerosis in General Practice: update your knowledge of evidence based care for people with MS, including dilemmas in diagnosis, typical presenting symptoms and the multi disciplinary management of people with chronic MS. 3 CPD hours.

eLearning: Veterans' health in general practice: discover the psychological and physical issues which are commonly faced by veterans and their families. Includes useful resources which are available to help them. 2 CPD hours.

All elearning courses are FREE to RCGP members.


Faculty Board

The next Faculty Board meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, Rotherham.  All members are invited to attend the 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 next Faculty Board meetings in 2017 will be;

  • Tuesday 14 November
  • Tuesday 20 February

Each Faculty is represented by a Faculty Board, made up of a number of dedicated GPs and lay representatives who work voluntarily towards the College’s vision, purpose and priority goals.


Fellowship  

The Faculty actively encourages its members of five years plus standing to consider putting themselves forward for Fellowship. We have a Faculty Fellowship Committee (FFC) within the Faculty, led by our Provost, Dr Amar Rughani. The FFC can offer advice and support through the faculty office.

Recently we have welcomed new fellows

  • Dr Helen Morris
  • Dr Jonathon Griffin
  • Dr Geoffrey Schrecker
  • Dr Robert Gordon
  • Dr Neil Milner
  • Dr Mike Tomson
  • Dr Kenneth Sykes
  • Dr Tara Sophie George
  • Dr Simon Park
  • Dr Dean Eggitt
  • Dr Andrew Marshall

Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further.

What is Fellowship?


Membership by Assessment of Performance (MAP)

If you are going through the MAP process and would like any advice, please contact us and we will be happy to offer you support through our MAP Lead.


RCGP National News

The Put patience first: Back general practice campaign is demanding that the governments of the UK increase funding for general practice. Read more about the crisis facing general practice, and the Put patience first: Back general practice campaign here. You can also read about our campaign success.


Faculty Events and Professional Development

We strive to offer a varied education programme, ranging from Commissioning events to Minor Surgery courses.

Details of forthcoming South Yorkshire North Trent Faculty meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed via the Upcoming Events box on the right or selecting the RCGP events link below. The RCGP South Yorkshire North Trent Faculty are proud to host a number of excellent educational training courses throughout the year including a comprehensive Musculoskeletal and Minor Surgery training programme. If you have any particular training requirement that is not included in our education programme then please contact the faculty office, we may be able to help. We can offer one-off training packages to groups of 15 or more for GPs, trainees or a mixture of practice staff.

Professional development programme 

October

  • RCGP and CRUK course on Improving your early diagnosis of cancer -  5 October
  • ENT - 26 October

November

  • Preparing for General Practice for foundation trainees - 4 November
  • Celebrating General Practice - 11 November
  • Cancer Research UK and RCGP Cancer Clinical Priority Regional Workshop - 16 November
  • Benign and malignant skin lesions diagnosis and role of Dermoscopy - 23 November

RCGP events available to book now.


Faculty Initiatives

Research

We are extremely keen to encourage research in our area. 

White Rose

In addition to the services we provide to members locally, we have joined with Humber and the Ridings and Yorkshire Faculties to consider an education programme that meets the needs of members across our County.

More details of the White Rose joint initiative, and upcoming events can be found above under RCGP events.


Contact us

RCGP South Yorkshire North Trent Faculty Office
Bank Quay House
Sankey Street
Warrington
Cheshire     
WA1 1NN

Telephone: 020 3188 7785
Email: synt@rcgp.org.uk

Faculty Administrator: Antonia Ford

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


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