Welcome from the Essex Faculty. We aim to provide the benefits of RCGP membership to colleagues closer to home. You are probably reading this because you already work in Essex in which case you are also most likely to be enjoying the beautiful beaches and fantastic countryside that the county as to offer! Essex Faculty is relatively small with 1000 members, Fellows and Associates in training. The Faculty Board is made up of local GP volunteers who run educational and social events for our members - we are always open to ideas and welcome new members onto the Faculty Board. The Faculty Board discuss matters of importance to RCGP and feed these back to the College Council. Remember this is your Faculty, so please do get in touch if there are ways we can serve you better.
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 the needs of GPs and patients alike, and develop initiatives to support these.
We currently have vacancies for: Faculty Lay member position available. For further information or to apply, please email Essex@rcgp.org.uk
The Faculty is committed to supporting your professional development and wellbeing through engagement, networking and social events run across the calendar year. Many of these are offered to members free of charge. All our events can be found by searching our courses and events.
Our Board meetings are held four times a 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. We rely on our members to play an active role locally, promoting the College's aims and objectives.
Local training and development
We award fellowship in recognition of a significant contribution to medicine, and general practice in particular. The Faculty actively encourages its members of 5 years plus standing to consider putting themselves forward for Fellowship. For more information view the Fellowship page.
Membership by Assessment of Performance (MAP)
Meet your faculty
Faculty Executive Officers
Dr Babafemi (Femi) Salako, Provost
Dr Anita Maria Pereira, Chair
Prof Syed Babar, Vice Chair
Dr Sanjeev Maskara, Honorary Sec
Dr Chuckwudi Ukpaka, Honorary Treasurer
Dr Sunil Gupta, Council Rep/FFC Chair
Dr Ashba Jafri, Education Lead
Dr Sarah Tade, EDI Lead
Dr Kazim Rizvi, First5 Lead
Dr Krishnakant Buch, Late Career Lead
Dr Vasandhara Thoroughgood, Sustainability Lead
Dr Naveed Akhtar
Dr Linda Bello
Dr Nadeeja Koralage
Dr Rachael Marchant
Dr Ruth Marshall
Dr Bassey Okon
Dr Amit Sinha
Dr Ajith Sivaprasad
Dr Nithya Viswanath