Tamar Faculty

Welcome from Tamar Faculty

A warm welcome from Tamar Faculty. We support over 1250 members, Fellows, Associates and AiT’s across Devon and Cornwall. The Faculty is a group of volunteer RCGP members who provide local networking, education and support for members in the area. To take account of the wide geographical spread of members, we have four regional education leads covering Exeter, Plymouth, Torbay and Truro who organise well attended monthly CPD meetings in these localities.

In addition, we provide a range of CPD and professional development courses, as well as a bursaries and awards to recognise innovation and development. This includes our monthly annual study day, offering a mentoring service to First5s and supporting colleagues in training through our AKT and CSA course. From 2019 we will also be offering four Resilience masterclasses over the course of the year.

Get involved

Faculty Board

We meet four times per year to discuss our local engagement activities and issues pertinent to our members, we then feed back to the College Council. Our Board meetings rotate around our locality in order to give equal access to as many members as possible.  All local members are warmly invited to attend Board meetings and participate in these discussions. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 12 February 2019 at The Arundel Arms, Lifton. Read the minutes from the June 2018 meeting.

The last AGM was held on 6 September 2018. Read the minutes from the 2017 meeting.

Faculty Position

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

Faculty Honorary Secretary/Communications Lead (paid position)

The Tamar RCGP Faculty are recruiting an enthusiastic individual who values good communication and has ideas about how the Tamar Faculty can improve communication with it's members. 

Tamar NQGP Mentorship Scheme 

Are you a newly qualified GP who would like to be matched with a GP Mentor?

NQGPs please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on how to be matched with a GP mentor.  Email severn@rcgp.org.uk

We will send you a brief mentoring request form for completion and we will then do our best to match you quickly with a trained GP Mentor through our Tamar Faculty NQGP Mentorship Scheme.

This is an initiative originally developed by local GPs, and is currently funded by RCGP and HEE.  It aims to provide confidential mentoring support for newly qualified GPs in Tamar.

Mentors

We are always looking for people who would like to become a mentor, and offer training for this role as well as a small honorarium.  If you are interested in becoming a mentor and would like to know more please get in touch.

Upcoming events

We run education courses, lectures and networking events throughout the year. Many of these contribute to CPD and professional development. View all learning and social events in Tamar

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

Susanna HillDr Susanna Hill. Chair and Council Representative

Provost Professor Adrian FreemanDr Adrian Freeman. Provost

  • Dr Chris Clark – Honorary Treasurer

Faculty Board members

  • Dr Helen Angel - International Representative
  • Dr Nick Bradley – Fellowship Representative
  • Dr Chris Campbell – Education Lead for Exeter
  • Professor John Campbell – Research Lead
  • Mrs Fiona Cook – Practice Nurse Representative
  • Dr Alex Harding; Dr Pip Hayes; Dr Nick Hodges – First5 Representative
  • Dr Pip Hayes
  • Dr Nick Hodges, First5 Representative
  • Dr Lorraine Hutchinson-Gale – Education Lead for Torbay
  • Pierre Landell-Mills - Patient Representative
  • Dr Emma Mair - Education Lead Plymouth
  • Professor Sir Denis Pereira Gray - Honorary Member
  • Dr Richard Pratt - First5 Representative
  • Dr Shipra Rao - Education Lead for Cornwall
  • Dr Helen Rogers
  • Dr Kyle Stewart - AiT representative
  • Dr Jonathan White - Ethics Committee Representative

Faculty Events and Free monthly CPD meetings in Exeter, Torbay, Plymouth and Cornwall

We update the website with our events and these can been seen and booked by following the link at the top right hand corner of the page.

Every month the RCGP Tamar Faculty organises evening meetings. These meetings educate, update and provide a platform for peer group networking and mentorship.

  • The meetings are free of charge
  • Hot food is served at them
  • RCGP membership not required
  • All local GPs, Locums, First5s, AiTs, trainees, practice nurses and multi-disciplinary Primary Care staff & are welcome to attend. 

If you require any information about our events please contact Alice Sefton, tamar@rcgp.org.uk

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.

Contact us

RCGP Tamar Faculty
University of Exeter Medical School
Smeall Building
St Luke's Campus
Exeter
EX1 2LU

T: 01392 722 744
F: 01392 722 894
E: tamar@rcgp.org.uk

Opening hours

Office opening hours: Monday & Wednesday 09:00 – 17.00,  Thursday 09:00 – 16:00.

Your local Faculty Administrator is Alice Sefton.

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