Cumbria Faculty

Faculty Officers

  • Dr Rod Jones, Provost
  • Dr Iqbal Meeran, Chair and Council Representative
  • Dr Craig Trotter,  Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Vicki Trotter  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 Raluca Rotar
  • Dr Jane Baxter
  • Dr Euan Lawson
  • Dr Ian Tod
  • Dr Hayley Willacy
  • Dr Gareth Smith
  • Dr Veena Rao
  • Dr Judith Neaves
  • Dr Sally Wraight (observer)

Iqbal Meeran. Faculty ChairIqbal Meeran, Faculty Provost

Rod Jones. Faculty ProvostRod Jones, Faculty Provost

Faculty events

View our list of courses and book a place

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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 also support a very active Womens 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 the local Sessional GP and  First5  Groups in north and south Cumbria.

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

AGM date 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, and this year we held afternoon tea in venues in north and south Cumbria

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

Contact us

Royal College of General Practitioners Cumbria Faculty
Innovation Centre
Westlakes Science Technology Park
Moor Row
CA24 3TP

Telephone:  020 3188 7718

Faculty Administrator: Linda Thorogood
Rural Forum Administrator/Events Administrator: Paula Lythgoe 0203 188 7719

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

Office hours 

  • 8am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Thursday
  • 8am to 4pm Friday

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