North East Scotland
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
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
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)
Dr Peter Watson. Faculty Chair
Dr Stephen Lynch. Faculty Provost
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North East Scotland Faculty supports over 620 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in Grampian, Shetland and Orkney.
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.
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 www.newGPscotland.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
RCGP North East Scotland Faculty
Foresterhill Health Centre
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.