East Scotland Faculty

Faculty officers

Dr Alan Begg, Provost, Fellowship Lead

Dr Morag Martindale, Chair and UK Council Representative

Dr Shawkat Hasan, Vice Chair and Communications Lead 

Dr Alison Thomson, Secretary and Scottish Council Deputy Representative

Dr Simon Austin, Treasurer

Faculty board

Dr Jane Bruce (UK Council Dep Rep)

Dr Scott Jamieson (Scottish Council Rep)

Dr Amy Knighton (First 5 Rep - National and Scottish, Deputy Scottish Council Rep)

Dr Lesley Long

Dr Kevin McConville (GPSTC Rep)

Dr Elaine McNaughton (Scottish Council Rep and UK Council Balloted Member)

Dr Sarah Mills (Deputy MLG Rep, International Rep)

Dr Panna Muqit (Locum GP Rep)

Dr Karen Nicolson (Education Lead, MLG Rep)

Dr Laura Roberts

Dr Dave Shackles (LMC Rep)

Dr Claire Stubbings


Dr David Bruce (GP Director of Postgraduate Education)

Dr Andrew Cowie (LMC Observer)

Dr Michelle Watts (NHS Tayside)

Dr Paul Greenwood (AiT Rep on Scottish Committee of AiTs and F5s)

Dr Ciara Drummond (ST2 Rep and National AiT Rep)

Dr Katrina Dunbar (ST2 Rep)

Dr Gaj Tharmachandirar (ST2 Rep)

Dr Munro Stewart (ST3 Rep and National AiT Rep)

Mrs Anne Simpson (Lay Rep)

Alistair Doak (GPSoc)

Eric Blyth (Practice Manager Rep)

Sheilagh MacFarlane (Practice Nurse Rep)

Dr Morag Martindale. Faculty Chair






Alan BeggDr Alan Begg. Faculty Provost






Faculty events

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About us

East Scotland Faculty supports over 540 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in Tayside and North Fife.

As well as a range of CPD initiatives, we run a very successful Doctors Group, named the Norma Smith Doctors Group (formerly Women Doctors Group) which meets monthly on a Wednesday evening. The group is open to all doctors in our Faculty area.

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

Faculty Board meetings take place in the Mackenzie Building, Dundee at 19:30. The next meeting of Faculty Board will take place on Tuesday 7 June 2017.

All members are invited to attend 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.

Faculty Events

Details of forthcoming East Scotland Faculty meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed via the Upcoming Events box on the right.

Faculty Initiatives


Awards and Prizes

We are pleased to offer the following awards

  • The John Lawson Award to a final year student for excellence in general practice
  • 4th Year Merit Award to a student for excellence in 4th year GP attachment
  • Poster Award awarded to a GP Registrar for submitting and presenting a poster relevant to their own experience in general practice

Please contact us for more information.

Annual Lecture

The John Lawson Lecture is held annually and highlights a current topic or interest. This year's lecture took place on Tuesday 21 June 2016, Malmaison, Dundee.  Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Gregor Smith talked about Realistic Medicine following the first annual report by the Chief Medical Officer.  This was well attended by local members and provoked a lot of discussion in the group present.

Annual General Meeting

We combine our AGM with our Annual dinner into a social event to encourage members to get together.  The 2016 AGM took place at the Invercarse Hotel, Dundee on Thursday 15 September 2016.  This was followed by a short local awards ceremony.  The 2017 AGM and Annual Dinner will take place on Tuesday 26 September 2017, venue TBC.

New GP Scotland Website

New GPs in Scotland have launched an innovative website. The website has been launched by new GPs in Scotland for recently qualified GPs in Scotland. The website incorporates links from other key organisations in Scotland and brings together appropriate information from a host of relevant organisations in Scotland including RCGP. This new and innovative website includes local content, events, jobs and clinical tools relevant to new GPs in Scotland. The website can be viewed at www.newgpscotland.com

Contact us

RCGP East Scotland Faculty
Mackenzie Building
Tayside Centre for General Practice
Kirsty Semple Way

Telephone: 01382 383794 or 07342 998744
Email: escotland@rcgp.org.uk

Faculty Administrator: Anne-Marie Stevenson

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

The office is normally open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 09:00-15:00 but do call in advance as hours can vary.



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