Yorkshire Faculty

Faculty officers

  • Dr Kirsty Baldwin, Provost
  • Dr Vijay Kumar, Chair
  • Dr Julia Thomas, Vice Chair
  • Dr Sammy Cosgrove, Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Mohammed Sattar, Honorary Treasurer

Faculty board

  • Bev Lucas
  • Dr Nick Price
  • Dr Anand Barmade
  • Dr Enisha Das
  • Dr Peter Davies
  • Dr Jess Drinkwater
  • GPSoc Leeds
  • Dr Abdul Mustafa
  • Rhian Last
  • Dr Sarah Merrifield
  • Dr Mark Purvis
  • Dr Bruno Rushforth
  • Dr Andrew Sixsmith
  • John Walsh
  • Dr Edward Bylina
  • Dr Keith Miller
  • Dr Azza Elghonaimy
  • Dr John Moroney
  • Dr Thusitha De Silva Marasekera
  • Dr Richard Neal

Dr Vijay Kumar. Faculty ChairDr Vijay Kumar. Faculty Chair

Dr Kirsty Baldwin. Faculty ProvostDr Kirsty Baldwin. Faculty Provost

Faculty events

We regularly run events for our members and non members

See Faculty events

About us

We support over 2040 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in the Yorkshire area.

Faculty Representatives

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.

10 core roles for faculties (approved by Council November 2013)

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 last faculty board meeting was held on 7 February 2018.  Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 14 June 2018 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Leeds Bradford.  All Yorkshire members are welcome so if you wish to attend please email the faculty office.

The meetings will be held at the Cedar Court Hotel, Leeds Bradford. If you want to discuss any item covered or would like an item to be considered at a future meeting, please contact the Faculty office.


Faculty Events

Details of forthcoming Yorkshire Faculty meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed via the Upcoming Events box on the right. 

Yorkshire Celebrating General Practice

The biggest event for GPs in Yorkshire will be held in May featuring an inspiring line-up of speakers and a fantastic awards night showcasing the best of general practice.


Guest speaker Chris Pointon, the husband of the inspiring Dr Kate Grainger MBE and co-founder of the #hellomynameis campaign, will share his late wife’s legacy and how it led to a global campaign to improve patient care.


The Yorkshire Celebrating General Practice event will be held on Saturday 12 May 2018 at Weetwood hall and is hosted by the RCGP Yorkshire Faculty.


The evening will be a chance to network and celebrate with your colleagues from all around the Yorkshire area. A 3-course meal along with prizes and awards are on offer.


Other highlights include the Practice of the Year awards and a presentation by Dr Mark Purvis, a GP from Bradford who has an interest in international mixed ability sports and ophthalmology. 


Some great entertainment is also on offer from the The Arrhythmics who are the big band of the Leeds Amateur Medics Music and Performance society.


We are keen to support the educational and training needs of our AiTs and regularly arrange social and educational events within Yorkshire to help our AiTs network with their peers.   


We support our GP members within their First 5 years following CCT. We have First5 representatives on our faculty board who are keen to support First5 colleagues and organise initiatives to bring them together. They can be contacted via the faculty office.

Faculty Initiatives


The Faculty actively encourages its members of 5 years plus standing to consider putting themselves forward for Fellowship. We have a Fellowship lead within the faculty who can offer advice and support. 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. 

What is MAP?

White Rose Initiative

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

View details of the White Rose joint initiative, and the upcoming White Rose events [PDF]

We have recently appointed a new Educational Lead for the White Rose Region to develop the educational activities of the three faculties - Yorkshire, Humber and the Ridings and Sheffield. Her name is Dr Margaret Ikpoh and she commenced with us in June 2015. We look forward to her input into developing the educational programme of all three of the Yorkshire faculties.

 Contact us

RCGP Yorkshire Faculty
Bank Quay House
Sankey Street

Telephone: 020 3188 7788
Fax: 020 3188 7781
Email: yorkshire@rcgp.org.uk

Faculty Administrator: Amy Holden

The office is open from 9:00-17:00 Monday to Thursday.

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

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