Cumbria Faculty

Faculty Officers

Dr Rod Jones, Provost

Dr Iqbal Meeran, Chair and Council Representative

Dr Craig Trotter,  Honorary Secretary

Dr Mike Mort,  Honorary Treasurer

Faculty board

Dr Eric Bater

Dr Karen Smith

Dr Rick Tranter

Dr Alison Redshaw

Dr Charlotte Hattersley

Dr Farhan Amin

Dr Rose Singleton

Dr Vicki Trotter

Dr Raluca Rotar

Dr Jane Baxter

Dr Euan Lawson

Dr Ian Tod

Dr Hayley Willacy





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About us


The Faculty supports over 370 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in the East, South and West Cumbria region.

As well as a range of CPD initiatives, we host the popular ‘Palliative Care Distance Learning Course’ run in conjunction with Teesside University. We also support a very active Women’s GP Group in the south of Cumbria, set up to encourage networking between women GPs, the group meets three times a year. This is an excellent opportunity to obtain and provide support to GPs who are potentially professionally isolated.

We also support regular meetings for Sessional GPs and First5's

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

All members are invited to attend board meetings as an observer. If you would like to discuss any item covered or would like an item to be considered at a future meeting, please contact us.

Please come along and get involved in local Faculty activities. Your opinions matter to us and with all the changes going on in general practice at present, the Faculty can help you.

E-Bulletin. To reduce the amount of emails which keep bouncing in to your In-boxes, the College has created an e-bulletin for Faculties to send out periodically, which will include links and information in one email. We hope you will read this and give us your feedback.

Dates of Faculty Board Meetings:

  • Faculty Board Meeting - Wednesday, 18th February 2015 - Westmorland Hotel, Tebay 
  • Faculty Board Meeting - Wednesday,  17th June 2015 - Stoneybeck Inn, Penrith 
  • Faculty Board Meeting - Wednesday, 16th September 2015
  • AGM/Board Meeting Wednesday,  November 2014 TBC


Faculty Events

The Faculty has a strong commitment to supporting continuous professional development and offers a comprehensive programme of events, including a range of workshops and seminars on core topics such as gastroenterology and rheumatology.

Details of forthcoming Cumbria Faculty meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed via the Upcoming Events.

Faculty Initiatives


We are happy to offer local support and advice to established GPs considering obtaining membership by assessment of performance (MAP). Please contact us if you would like to know more.

What is MAP? 

Social Events

In addition to our education programme, we also have a well established social calendar to encourage members to get together. These include our Annual Branston Lecture and Dinner, and our Fellows Dinner.

 2014 Annual Branston Lecture and Dinner video click here to view

Contact us

RCGP Cumbria Faculty
Education Centre
West Cumberland Hospital
CA28 8JG

Telephone: 01946 523421
Address: RCGP Cumbria Faculty

Faculty Administrator: Linda Thorogood
Rural Forum Administrator: Paula Lythgoe, telephone: 01946 523419

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

Office hours: 

8.00 am - 4.30 pm  Tuesday - Thursday  

8.00 am - 4.00 pm  Friday                                                                



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