Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Faculty

The Faculty supports over 1100 Members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Every year we offer our members a full and varied wellbeing and CPD offer. The Faculty supports members by offering bursaries for WONCA and RCGP’s annual conference.

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We rely on our members to play an active role in their local communities to help promote the College's aims and objectives. We are passionate about providing a high-quality service that support GPs to deliver the best possible care to their patients. Members of the Faculty contribute to shaping the future of general practice by having a say in issues pertinent to GPs which is then fed back to College Council.

20 June 2024

Beds and Herts Faculty Board Meeting

The Faculty Chair, Dr Frank Raymond and members of the Faculty Board, would like to invite you to the Faculty Board meeting that will take place on Thursday 20 June 2024 in Luton.

20 June 2024

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Faculty AGM 2024

The Beds and Herts Faculty are holding their 49th Annual General Meeting on Thursday 20 June 2024 where new Board members will be elected.

21 June 2024

Telephone consulting and triage skills

This online course will provide you with a real understanding of how to manage the risks involved in remote telephone consultations and the benefits this work can bring when practiced effectively. This day will give you tools and techniques to best handle remote telephone consultations.

21 June 2024

EDI in Action

At ‘EDI in action’ we will share our new EDI action plan and KPIs, deriving from the Reflect, Refocus and Reinvigorate 2023 summary and key findings. This town-hall style workshop will allow you to tell us exactly what content or activities you would like to see or need from us to deliver those KPIs, and to proactively support and engage communities, shaping the EDI landscape from 2024 onward.

Board meetings

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 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 board meetings for 2024 will take place on:

  • Wednesday 06 March 2024
  • Thursday 20 June 2024
  • Wednesday 18 September 2024
  • Thursday 28 November 2024

Board vacancies

We are currently seeking two members for the Beds and Herts Faculty Board: 

  • Honorary Treasurer 
  • First5 Co-Leads (N Bedfordshire, S Bedfordshire, S Hertfordshire) 
  • EDI Lead 
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Lead 
  • AIT Representative
  • Practice Manager Representative

Please get in touch if you know of a suitable candidate for any of these roles.

Local training and development

RCGP First5

December 2023 

The Faculty has elected a new First5 Lead Dr Sadete Moore who oversees specific activity for this group in North Hertfordshire area. We already ran a successful Festive Meet and Greet Afternoon Tea and both our First5s Leads, Dr Sadete Moore and Dr Miles Oo, are keen to organise a series of First5 events in the new year. The Faculty are also keen to have more First5s engaging with the Faculty, therefore, we are looking to set up a network of several small First5 groups that will meet up regularly in different localities within the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire area. If you are already part of a group and would like it to appear on this website or are keen to promote First5 membership and activity in your local area please contact the Faculty office. For more information view the First5 page.

RCGP Fellowship

December 2023

Fellowship of the Royal College is a great honour and a firm mark of achievement, and the Faculty actively encourages all eligible members to apply. Fellowships can be awarded to members of five years' standing, and confer a recognition of an individual's significant contribution to:

  • The health and welfare of the community.
  • The science or practice of medicine.
  • The aims of the RCGP, or any organisation which benefits general practice.

Within the Beds and Herts Faculty, we have a dedicated Fellowship Committee (led by our Provost Dr Richard Ough), which can offer advice and support to applicants. Get in touch with the Beds and Herts Faculty or view the Fellowship page for more information.

Faculty Events

December 2023

The Faculty organises an extensive educational and engagement programme for our members. If you have an idea for any activity you'd like to see in your locality please get in touch. Details of forthcoming Beds and Herts Faculty meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed via the courses and events page.

Meet your faculty

Faculty Officers

Dr Frank Raymond - Chair
Dr Peter Graves - Provost

  • Talib Abubacker - Honorary Secretary
  • Miles Oo - Vice-Chair 

Faculty Board Members

  • Dr Frances Cranfield - Council Representative
  • Dr Vijay Nayar – Deputy Council Representative 
  • Dr Julian Marsden - Later Career and Retired Members Lead
  • Dr Emma Salik - Education Lead
  • Dr Sadete Moore – First5 Lead
  • Dr Miles Oo - First5 Lead
  • Dr Aksa Ahmed - AiT Representative, Luton
  • Dr Raees Lunat - AIT Representative, West Hertfordshire
  • Dr Peter Gough - International Representative
  • Dr Sahadev Swain - Member
  • Dr Joana Santos - Member
  • Mrs Andrea Assan - Lay Representative
  • Ms Elizabeth Cross - Practice Nurse Representative

Board vacancies

  • Honorary Treasurer 
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Lead
  • Practice Manager
  • Faculty Fellowship Committee member

Contact us

Telephone: 020 3188 7402
Email: bedsandherts@rcgp.org.uk

We are available between Monday till Friday 08:30 - 13:30

Your local Faculty Administrator is Chaido Alexiadou, 07342998752

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