South Yorkshire North Trent Faculty

Faculty officers

Dr Amar Rughani, Provost

Dr Janet Hall, Chair and Council Representative

Dr Ben Jackson, Vice Chair

Dr Rahul Kacker, Hon Treasurer

Dr Katharine Rowell, Hon Secretary

Faculty board

Dr James Greenwood (Deputy Council rep)

Dr Dom Patterson

Dr David Polkinghorn

Dr Liddy Mawer - First5 Lead

Dr Josephine Buchanan

Dr Elizabeth Walton

Dr Alan Shirley

Dr Steve Ball

Dr Karen Bradley

Dr Prabhu Shanmugam

Dr Chris Myers

Dr Hareen De Silva - First5 Lead

Dr Emmanuel Okeleke

Dr Martin Billington

Dr Mark Torkington

Dr Alice Baldwin - AiT Leader

Dr Laura Smy - AiT Leader

Dr Munsif Mufalil - AiT Leader

Sam Harrison - Sheffield GP Soc RCGP rep

Mrs Ann Dawson - Lay Rep

Katherine Green - Lay Rep





Janet HallDr Janet Hall. Faculty Chair






Amar RughaniDr Amar 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 2016 AGM on Thursday 12 May at the Hilton Sheffield, Victoria Quays. Elections took place and we are pleased to announce the results:

  • Dr Rahul Kacker, Hon Treasurer
  • Dr James Greenwood, Deputy Council Rep
  • Dr Lydia Mawer, First5 Lead
  • Dr Hareen De Silva, First5 Lead
  • Dr Alice Baldwin, AiT Leader
  • Dr Laura Smy, AiT Leader
  • Dr Munsif Mufalil, AiT Leader

The Faculty has facebook and twitter take a look and like us! 

First5 support

Drs Lydia Mawer and Hareen De Silva are the South Yorkshire North Trent Faculty First5 Facilitators and can be contacted via the South Yorkshire North Trent Faculty office at 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 Hellaby Hall, Old Hellaby Lane, 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 20 June
  • Tuesday 19 September
  • 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.

10 Core Roles for Faculties (approved by Council November 2013)



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

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?

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 here.


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 


  • AKT Preparation Course - 28 February


  • First5 GP Well Being Evening Workshop - 1 March
  • Sepsis Workshop - 2 March 
  • Minor Surgery - 22 and 23 March


  • First5 Virology evening talk - 4 April 
  • Asthma through the ages - Practice Nurses - 20 April
  • Ophthalmology - 25 April


  • GPSoc Conference - 13 May
  • Joint Injections - AM/PM half day workshops - 17 May
  • AGM - 24 May

RCGP events available to book now.

Faculty Initiatives



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 Humberside 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
Cheshire      WA1 1NN

Telephone:                  020 3188 7785

Faculty Administrator:   Antonia Ford

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





Useful links

Find courses & events

RCGP Annual Conference 2017 held at the ACC Liverpoool

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