North East England Faculty
Dr Arvind Rajagopal, Chair
Dr Sam Bethapudi, Treasurer
Dr Lily Lamb, Secretary
Dr Iain Lawther, Education lead
Dr Alan Fortune, Provost
Dr Iain Mungall, Fellowship Lead
Dr Robert Lambourn, Rural Representative and Council Representative
Dr Pippa Male, First5 Lead and Media Liaison Officer
Dr Raj Bethapudi
Dr Robert Carter
Dr Rory Mackinnon
Dr Jenna Chambers
Dr Kym Merritt
Dr Hannah Randles
Dr Chandra Anand
Anne Everden, Lay Representative
Sheinaz Stansfield, Practice Manager
Mrs Annie Barr, Nurse
GP Reimagined 2017 - Save the date!
The North East England RCGP would like to warmly invite you to this special event designed to encourage, inspire but also challenge GPs in our region. Building on the success of last year we aim to celebrate and share good practice and innovative ways of working. In a time of change and great challenge for Primary Care and the NHS as a whole, we see this as an opportunity to hear the views of some high profile and respected speakers as well as GPs and primary care innovators from our region who might inspire us to think creatively about how we should take general practice into the 21st century.
We would like to invite practices to share by presenting any innovative ways of working that they have tried. these can be lessons learnt as well as what worked well. Please reply to Clare Bartram with a brief description of your experiences a d we will be in touch nearer the time.
Booking can be made via the events page.
The North East England Faculty support over 1700 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in the area from Scottish Border to the North, the Cumbrian Border to the West and the Southern Border to Cleveland.
We work with the different organisations delivering joint events and are continuously developing links with other primary and secondary care organisations. We also provide Clinical Skills Assessment courses in association with Health Education England.
We have an excellent relationship with AiTs and First5 in the area and support the delivery of lectures in the Newcastle area. These are supported by local AiTs and First5 RCGP members. If you would like to be involved in these lecture or have an idea of topic or potential speaker please email the Faculty office.
The programme for 2016 is already filling up with new and exciting courses. Take a look at the events page or email the Faculty office for more information.
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.
Members are invited to join the Faculty board meetings to observe or apply to join the board. If you would like to discuss an item please let us know so that it can be considered by the board prior to the meeting. Your opinion matters to us especially with all the changes happening in general practice at present, your Faculty can help.
You will be receiving regular monthly e-bulletins from the faculty, this is to reduce bulk email's you receive from the College. If you have articles or items to add to this please email the Faculty office.
Faculty Board Meeting Dates
The last Faculty Board meeting was held on 14 November 2016; below are dates of this years meetings:
- 13 February 2017, Metro Centre Marriott Hotel, 19:00
- 19 June 2017, Metro Centre Marriott Hotel, 19:00
- 18 September 2017, Metro Centre Marriott Hotel, 19:00
- 13 November 2017, Metro Centre Marriott Hotel, 19:00
All members are welcome to observe these meetings, please confirm your attendance by email.
AiT and First5 Meeting Dates
Events are currently being organised for 2017 and we will be starting with a fantastic extended paediatric lecture in February, this is available to book now via the events page. Other events are currently being planned and if you have a specific interest educational topics please let us know.
Please see the events page for upcoming lectures which are free to members.
The North East England Faculty strives to support continual professional development and are pleased to provide support and help covering a wide variety of topics. We deliver a number of excellent educational training courses throughout the year including Paediatrics and Joint injections . Details of forthcoming meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed via the Upcoming Events box on the right. We are currently developing our joint injections and ophthalmology workshops. We also run four/five Clinical Skills Assessment courses per year for the Health Education North East. We are pleased our events administrator has been able to develop and deliver several new events with many more to come in 2017, Mrs Sharon Sudder, these will include dermatology, cardiology and several other clinical topics.
Monthly lectures are available for free to all RCGP Members of our Faculty. Topics range from cardiovascular to gout and food allergies. If you have a specific topic or a possible speaker please contact us or attend a lecture where our representatives would be glad to discuss other opportunities.
The monthly lectures have changed venue to Newcastle Medical School and are going from strength to strength but still require your support. Please register your interest in attending any meetings by contacting the Faculty office.
Please note: due to the amount of DNA's we now have the facility to charge non-attendee from March 2017. The charge will only be to cover the cost of catering, £5.
We have an active Fellowship committee who regularly review applications and encourage members to apply for Fellowship. If you wish to self nominate or nominate someone else please contact the Faculty for further advice. We can provide guidance and support you through the process. The Faculty currently have three nominations which are under discussion.
Ten Core Roles for Faculties
Faculty boards are made up by a number of dedicated GPs and lay representatives who work voluntary towards the Colleges vision, purpose and priority goals.
RCGP North East England Faculty
Faculty Administrator: Clare Bartram
Telephone: 0203 188 7698
Events Administrator: Sharon Sudder
Telephone: 0203 188 7699
A voicemail system is in operation when the office is closed. Please call before visiting the office.