North East Scotland

Faculty officers

Dr Stephen Lynch, Provost

Dr Peter Watson, Chair

Dr Alasdair Forbes, Vice Chair

Dr Laura Muirhead, Honorary Secretary

Dr Margaret Denison, Treasurer

Dr Colin Hunter, Education Chair

Faculty board

Dr Alasdair Forbes (UK Council rep)

Dr John Duncan (Deputy UK & Scottish Council rep)

Sir Lewis Ritchie (Scottish Council rep)

Dr John Duncan  (Deputy Scottish Council rep)

Dr David Lovell ( MLG rep and First5 Lead)  

Mary Duffy (ST2 rep) 

Purnima Gautam (ST3 rep)  

Christopher Burton (University rep)        

Dr Shona Bennett

Amir Iqbal

Donald Hanson

Chris Provan

Ken Lawton

Sue Kinsey (Lay rep)

Dr Neil MacRitchie (LMC rep)

Dr Alison Sneddon (NHS Education for Scotland)

Dr Craig Beattie (GP Sub Committee rep)

Liz Tait (PCT Clinical Governance Lead)

Dr Rebecca Riddell (University/Undergraduate rep)

Peter WatsonDr Peter Watson. Faculty Chair






Stephen LynchDr Stephen Lynch. Faculty Provost






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About us

North East Scotland Faculty supports over 620 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in Grampian, Shetland and Orkney.

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 next meeting of Faculty Board will take place on Thursday 3 November 2016. 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.

An innovative new website has been launched for recently qualified GPs in Scotland. The site brings together information from a host of organisations, including RCGP. Clinical tools, local events and job advertisements are now all available at

Faculty Events

A group of First5 GPs meet regularly in the city for social and educational events. If you are interested in attending these events, or are new to the area and would like to make contact with the group, then please contact Dr Shona Bennett at

We host an extremely enjoyable Burns Ceilidh every January. A traditional evening including supper, toasts and music attracting around 200 people. This valued social event is becoming a well established date in many GP diaries.

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

Faculty Initiatives

Awards and Prizes

We organise several awards and prizes each year in recognition of the hard work and dedication of those working in General Practice locally:

  • Provost Medal
  • The Sir Lewis Ritchie (AiT) Award
  • The RCGP 1996 Spring Symposium Bursary
  • Palliative Care Award
  • Innovation Award

The following awards are nominated by the University of Aberdeen;

  • The RCGP North East Scotland Faculty Medical Student Prize
  • Ross Taylor Award

For more information, please contact us.

Work observation guidelines

Working with Inverurie Medical Group, we have developed a guidance pack for practices taking on school age students for work observation placements. The pack covers key issues and provides information for practices.

We are delighted that the University of Aberdeen Medical School will be recommending it as its approved route to achieving work experience.

To receive your copy, please contact us.

Contact us

RCGP North East Scotland Faculty
First Floor
Foresterhill Health Centre
Westburn Road
Aberdeen AB25 2AY

Telephone: 01224 558042

Faculty Administrator: Yulia Cunningham

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

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