West Scotland

Welcome from West Scotland Faculty

A warm welcome from West Scotland Faculty. We are a group of volunteer RCGP members who provide local networking, education and support for members in the area. We cover Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Arran, Forth Valley and Dumfries and Galloway, supporting over 2000 RCGP members and their peers. As a Faculty, we have a particular interest in supporting our members' CPD and professional development and provide a range of education courses, tailored to local needs, as well as a number of bursaries and awards to support and recognise innovation and development.    

Get involved

We meet four times per year, in February, June, September and November, to progress our local engagement activities and discuss issues pertinent to our members, which are then fed back to the College Council. All local members are very welcome to attend Board meetings and participate in these discussions – we are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us develop our local engagement programme. Our next meeting will be held on Monday 10 September 2018 at House 2, GPPC, University of Glasgow, 124 Observatory Road, Glasgow.  

Upcoming events

We run many education courses and social/networking events throughout the year. Many of these contribute to CPD and professional development.

View all learning and social events in West Scotland

Our blog

Read our blog to find out more about our key projects, local events and highlights of our work.

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

Dr Jim McKinlay. Faculty ChairDr Jim McKinlay. Chair and Scottish Council Representative

Dr Paul Ryan. Faculty ProvostDr Paul Ryan. Provost and UK Council Representative

  • Dr Allison Law - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Karyn Devlin - Honorary Treasurer
  • Dr Lindsey Pope - Vice Chair

Faculty Board Members

  • Dr Alison Garvie
  • Dr Elaine Taylor
  • Dr Brian Robson (Scottish Council Representative)
  • Dr David Blane (International Representative)
  • Dr Mohammed Sharif
  • Dr Chris McHugh (Deputy Scottish Council Representative)
  • Dr Lynsey Yeoman (First5 Lead)
  • Dr Susan Thornborrow (MLG Representative)
  • Dr Susan Gibson-Smith
  • Dr Ula Chetty
  • Dr Joanna Traynor
  • Dr Ling Zhang
  • Professor Moya Kelly
  • Professor Frances Mair
  • Professor Jill Morrison
  • Professor Graham Watt
  • Dr Margaret McCartney
  • Dr Samir Shukla
  • Dr John Kyle
  • Dr John Thompson
  • Dr Alec Logan
  • Dr Trudy Foster
  • Dr Esfandiyar Khan
  • Dr Donal Murray (Deputy MLG Rep)
  • Dr Monica McGeough
  • Dr Victoria McGill
  • Dr Martyn Senior (UK AiT Committee Repesentative)
  • Stella Macpherson (Lay Representative)
  • Elaine Deary (Practice Manager Representative)
  • Joanne Anderson (Practice Nurse Representative)
  • Dr Dougal Binnie
  • Dr Emma Rahemtulla (GUGPS Representative)

Faculty News

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 links below are the three reports from our 2017 AGM:


Faculty Initiatives

Bursaries Available

Our academic conference bursaries application process is now closed for this year and the winner has been notified. We look forward to reading the reports in future faculty newsletters.

Faculty Community Prize

This prize is presented to the University of Glasgow 4th or 5th year medical student who has made the most significant contribution to the community whilst a student at the University. The 2017 prize was awarded to Alistair Carr, a student at Glasgow University. Following his GP placement on Islay, Alistair formed the Glasgow University Remote and Rural Medicine Society - GURRMS. Alistair has won £250 prize money and will be presented with a certificate later this year.

Retired Doctors' Forum

Details of the 2018/19 programme will be available from late summer 2018. 

RCGP West Scotland Faculty International Primary Care Network (IPCN)

The Faculty's International Primary Care Network (IPCN) was formally launched in May 2015, by the Faculty’s International Representative Dr David Blane. The current focus of the IPCN is on running a series of global health-related CPD events, which also provide networking opportunities for this fledgling 'community of interest'. There is a small steering group and a dedicated email list of over a hundred GPs in the West of Scotland who are kept updated on relevant news and events related to global health in the region.  If you are interested in finding out more about the IPCN, or would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact the faculty officeRead more information about IPCN.

James Scobbie Award

This is awarded to the West of Scotland trainee who has scored the highest in their Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) in the preceding twelve months. It commemorates the professional career of Dr James Scobbie. The winners of the 2018 prize are Drs Nicola Begg and Ben Hall. The presentation will be made at our Annual Fulton Lecture.

Stuart Murray Prize

This is awarded to the West of Scotland trainee who has scored the highest in their Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) in the preceding twelve months. It recognises the contribution of Professor Stuart Murray to general practice education in the West of Scotland. The winner of the 2018 prize is Dr Elspeth Grieve. The presentation will be made at our Annual Fulton Lecture. 

Support for AiTs

We currently have four AiT representatives on our Faculty board to maintain awareness on issues affecting GP trainees. AiT study evenings are organised throughout the year covering a range of topics.

New GP 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 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 West of Scotland Faculty
1 Horselethill Road
Glasgow 
G12 9LX

T: 0141 337 3268 / 330 7546
E: wscotland@rcgp.org.uk

Opening hours

Office opening hours: 09:00 – 15:00 Monday, 09:00 – 14:00 Tuesday, 09:00 – 16:00 Wednesday, 10:00 – 15:00 Thursday and Friday

Your local Faculty Administrators are Frances McLaughlin and Diana Lints 

Follow us

Don't forget to follow us on social media for the latest updates:  

facebook-logo100-rcgptwitter-logo100-rcgp

Useful Links

The item has been added to your basket.

Continue shopping

Go to basket

This item is out of stock.

Continue shopping

The item is out of stock.

Yes Continue shopping

An error occured adding your item to the basket:

Continue shopping