South East Scotland

Faculty officers

  • Dr John Gillies, Provost and Fellowship Lead
  • Dr Sian Tucker, joint Faculty Chair and UK Council representative
  • Dr Susan Arnold, joint Faculty Chair, Scottish Council representative, MLG representative
  • Dr Robert Duncan, Honorary Treasurer
  • Dr Rachael Duncan, Joint Education Chair
  • Dr Rachael Imrie, Joint Education Chair
  • Dr Susannah Maxwell, SES Rep national AiT Committee

Faculty board

  • Dr Katie Cathrow
  • Dr Alison Pirie
  • Dr Stuart Blake
  • Dr Rob Lawson
  • Dr Robert Manson
  • Dr Paul Bailey
  • Dr Robin Ramsay
  • Dr Ed Russell-Smith
  • Dr Digby Thomas
  • Dr Manesh Gill
  • Dr Syed Akbar
  • Dr Jenny English
  • Dr Yusuf Lalloo, AiT rep
  • Dr Katherina Tober, AiT rep
  • Mrs Aileen Bryson, RPS
  • Mrs Susane Hogarth, Practice Managers Representatives

Dr Susan Arnold.  Faculty Co-Chair

Dr Sian Tucker. Faculty Co-Chair

Dr John Gillies. Faculty Provost 


 Faculty events

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About us

We support over 1200 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in the Borders, Edinburgh, Lothians and the south of Fife.

Continuous professional development is high on the Faculty agenda with a varied programme of events. We cater for all members of the primary care team from AiTs right the way through to retired GPs. We have recently run a series of First5 events focusing on topics that are relevant to GPs at the commencement of their career.

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 Faculty Board meeting will be held on 1 February 2018.

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.

The AGM will take place on 26 September 2018.


Faculty Events

We are continually developing our educational programme and welcome any suggestions for future educational events.

The Faculty hosts two lectures during the year, the Richard Scott Lecture in spring and the Keynote Lecture in the autumn.  

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

The Faculty also run a Retired Members Forum, a group set up for semi-retired and retired members which meet at lunchtime at RCGP Scotland, 25 Queen Street, Edinburgh.  Please email if you would like a copy of the full programme.

Faculty Initiatives

Faculty Workers Award

The medal is awarded annually at the AGM to 'grass roots' GPs whose work and dedication in their local community has not been recognised by any other means. Nominations for this award are welcomed.

The 2017 Faculty Workers Award was presented to Dr Ed Russell-Smith and Fiona Paterson at the AGM by Dr Miles Mack.

Allen and Margaret Wilson Award

Awarded bi-annually to a GP to recognise and congratulate their work in research.   Please contact us for more information on any of these awards

Dr Pat Manson Educators Award 2017

The Dr Pat Manson Educators Award will be presented to an educationalist who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of General Practice Speciality Training in South East Scotland.  It is intended to recognise the contribution to training by anyone, medical or non-medical, involved in GPST education who is currently working within the region.

The Dr Pat Manson Educators Award 2017 was presented to Dr James Anderson.

Please email for full details of the award and how to nominate.

Closing date for 2018 applications 31 August 2018.


The South East Scotland Trainee of the Year award for 2017 was presented Dr Claire Reeve who achieved the highest marks in the CSA and AKT exams in their diet of the exam.  Drs Carinne McMurray and Dr David Malakoty achieved the highest CSA scores. 

Joint South East Scotland and SE Scotland Deanery GP Trainee Audit Prize

All AiTs in the region will have received information on this prize inviting them to submit a full cycle audit.  The audit should be relevant to General Practice and submitted in either electronic or poster form. 


Faculty Mentoring Scheme

We have just launched our improved and updated Mentoring scheme, full details of the scheme and an application form are below:

Mentoring background 

Application form

Contact us

RCGP South East Scotland Faculty
25 Queen Street

Telephone: 0203 188 7752

Faculty Administrator: Fiona Paterson

Office open Monday to Thursday 08.15 - 4.15 and Friday 08.15 - 1.15

Members are advised to call before visiting the office.

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