Cumbria Faculty

Welcome from Cumbria Faculty

We support 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 also support very active self-directed learning groups all over the region, encouraging networking among GPs spread over geographically challenging areas. This is an excellent opportunity to obtain and provide support to GPs who are potentially professionally isolated. We also support regular meetings for the local sessional GP and First5 groups in north and south Cumbria.  

Get involved

Appreciating both work-related time pressures and our region's 'travelling issues' (roads and weather) we have opened up our board meetings which can now be accessed by webinar from anywhere in the region. We also regularly have representation from local groups such as LMC, CCGs and our on-call providers CHoC, but would love to have more members voice their opinions in this forum. 

Upcoming events

We run many education courses and social/networking events throughout the year. Many of these contribute to CPD and professional development. 

View all learning and social events in Cumbria

Our blog

Members can read about what's been happening in our region on our regularly updated blog page

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

Dr Ashley Liston
Dr Ashley Liston. Chair







Peter Howarth, Provost
Dr Peter Howarth. Provost

  • Dr Iqbal Meeran - Rep on Council
  • Dr Rod Jones - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Amit Paik - AiT Representative

Faculty Board members

  • Dr Kathryn McRoy
  • Dr Karen Smith
  • Dr Rick Tranter
  • Dr Neil Margerison
  • Mr Peter Higgins
  • Dr Tim Sanders
  • Dr Ashley Liston
  • Dr Jane Baxter
  • Dr Veena Rao
  • Dr Judith Neaves
  • Dr Craig Melrose
  • Dr Mike Brookes

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 13 February 2019, Penrith Methodist Church Hall, Penrith CA11 7QY at 8pm


Wednesday 13 November 2019 at 8pm. Venue to be confirmed.

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 Ophthalmology and Womens Health.

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

Faculty Initiatives


We are looking for passed MAP candidates to offer local support and advice to established GPs considering obtaining membership by assessment of performance. 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, our networking  Ask The Expert evening, and the Wellbeing Rambles in the Lakes.

Details of these events will be added to our Upcoming Events page annually.

Contact us

RCGP Cumbria Faculty
Innovation Centre
Westlakes Science Technology Park
Moor Row
CA24 3TP

T:  020 3188 7718 / 7719 

Opening hours

Office opening hours: 08:00 – 17:00, Tuesday to Thursday and 08:00 - 16:00 on Friday
Your local Faculty Administrator is Linda Thorogood and your Events Administrator is Paula Lythgoe.

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