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
Dr Alison Miles (Provost and Fellowship Lead); Dr Euan Lawson (Chair and Council Rep); Dr Martin Armer (Treasurer and Deputy Council Rep), Vice Chair and Hon Secretary Posts Vacant.
Dr Eric Bater; Dr Gerry Murray; Dr Karen Smith; Dr Rick Tranter; Dr Rod Jones; Dr Charlotte Asquith; Dr David Waind; Dr Revin Thomas; Dr Bruce Macdonald; Dr Jacqui Wright; Alison Redshaw; Dr Charlotte Hattersley; Dr Mike Mort; Arabella Honslow; Dr Farhan Amin; Dr Louiza Belghazi; Dr Rose Singleton; Dr Vicki Talbot.
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.
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:
Wednesday 19 February 2014
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
AGM/Board Meeting Wednesday, 5 November 2014 TBC
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.
We are happy to offer local support and advice to established GPs considering obtaining membership by assessment of performance (iMAP). Please contact us if you would like to know more.
What is iMAP?
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.
RCGP Cumbria Faculty
Post Graduate Medical Centre
West Cumberland Hospital
Cumbria CA28 8JG
Telephone: 01946 523421
Address: RCGP Cumbria Faculty
Faculty Administrator: Linda Thorogood
Events Administrator: Jan Orzel - Tel: 01946 523423
Rural Forum Administrator: Paula Lythgoe - Tel: 01946 523419
A voicemail system is in operation when the office is closed. Please call before visiting the office.