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 biannual AKT courses.

Get involved

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 Thursday 21 June 2018 in North Devon.

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

  • Faculty Honorary Secretary
  • Education Lead – North Devon
  • GP Mentors – support a newly qualified GP 

If you are interested in these positions and would like further information please contact the Faculty Office. 

Upcoming events

We run education courses, lectures and networking events throughout the year. Many of these contribute to CPD and professional development. 

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 Duncan Bardner - Devon LMC observer
  • 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 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 Mike Wiltshire - AiT Representative
  • Dr Jonathan White

Faculty Events and Free monthly CPD meetings in Exeter, 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

Education opportunity with the Tamar Faculty

Are you interested in helping to provide high quality educational opportunities for general practitioners in your area?

The Tamar Faculty of the Royal College o General Practitioners is seeking an education lead for North Devon. The lead role involves co-ordination and facilitation of educational events for general practitioners in the area.

You will join an established team of educational leads across Devon and Cornwall and be part of the Tamar Faculty Board. Applicants need to have enthusiasm, good organisational skills and a desire to support colleagues develop through education.

To find out more please email 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.

Faculty AGM and Board Meetings

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.

Tamar GP Mentoring Scheme

The Tamar Faculty has launched a GP Mentorship Scheme.This initiative, which is funded by Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education, HESW aims to provide confidential mentoring support to newly qualified GPs in Tamar. If you are a NQGP within your first 5 years past graduation, and want to find out more about being mentored please; contact us for more information on how to be matched with a GP mentor.

Similarly, additional mentors are required. If you feel your experience might be of benefit to a NQGP please get in touch with us and we can provide further details.

Faculty Initiatives

Student prizes and bursaries

We award an annual prize of £300 to an undergraduate student of Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter Medical School, Plymouth University School of Medicine or a student undertaking any other medical degree in the South West, judged to have produced the best piece of writing relating directly to any aspect of community-based primary medical care.

We also award a bursary of up to £500 to a student of Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry to support the student's period of elective study in Phase 3 of the undergraduate course. Submissions should demonstrate insight into current issues facing primary care at local, national, or global levels.

Contact us

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

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

Opening hours

Office opening hours: 09:00 – 16.30, Monday to Wednesday and 09:00 – 15:30, Thursday.
Your local Faculty Administrator is Alice Sefton.

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