Yorkshire Faculty

Welcome from Yorkshire Faculty

We support over 2040 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in the Yorkshire area, which covers West Yorkshire (Leeds, Wakefield, Kirklees, Calderdale) and Harrogate. We offer excellent CPD and professional training courses. Alongside supporting our local GPs, we also strive to be the first point of contact for our members. Our board members include medical students from the Leeds GPSoc, First5s and members at all stages of their career. The Yorkshire Faculty is one of few Faculties to also have non-GP members on its board including nurses and practice managers.

Get involved

We rely on members to play an active role locally, promoting the college and the Faculty's aims and objectives but also, we rely on you to bring your ideas to the Faculty board about how we can continue to improve the services that we offer. All members are welcome to attend Faculty board meetings, which take place four times a year at the Cedar Court Hotel Leeds or Bradford. The next Faculty board meeting will take place in June, with subsequent meetings in September, October and February.

Upcoming events

We run many educational events which contribute to your professional development and CPD. We also organise social and networking events; this year we are holding our Celebrating General Practice event on Saturday 12 May 2018 where we will recognise the great work that happens across the region.

View all learning and social events in Yorkshire

Our blog

Read our blog to find out more about our key projects, local events and highlights of our work.

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

Dr Vijay Kumar. Faculty ChairDr Vijay Kumar. Chair and Council Representative


Dr Kirsty Baldwin. Faculty ProvostDr Kirsty Baldwin. Provost





  • Julia Thomas – Vice Chair
  • Sammy Cosgrove – Honorary Secretary 
  • Mo Sattar – Honorary Treasurer

Faculty board members

  • Bev Lucas
  • Nick Price
  • Anand Barmade
  • Sammy Cosgrove
  • Enisha Das
  • Peter Davies
  • Jess Drinkwater
  • Emma Toner
  • Abdul Mustafa
  • Rhian Last
  • Sarah Merrifield
  • Mark Purvis
  • Bruno Rushforth
  • Andrew Sixsmith
  • John Walsh
  • Edward Bylina
  • Keith Miller
  • Azza Elghonaimy
  • John Moroney
  • Thusitha De Silva Amarasekera
  • Richard Neal/ Martin Sutcliffe
  • Nici Reece

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)

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. 


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

T: 020 3188 7788
E: yorkshire@rcgp.org.uk

Opening hours

Office opening hours: 08.30 – 18:00 Monday and Tuesday, 08:30 – 17:30 Wednesday and Thursday. 

Your local Faculty administrator is Amy Holden. 

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