North East England Faculty
Welcome to North East England Faculty. We are a group of volunteer GPs and allied health professionals working in primary care that aim to provide education and support to members locally. We cover North East England from the Scottish border to Teesside and East to the Cumbrian border. We support around 1900 RCGP members and offer a huge range of CPD opportunities.
Latest Faculty updates
Tynemouth beach walk
On 17 June you’re invited to join us for a beach walk at Tynemouth, followed by a coffee. Members from CNTW and the Faculty will also be in attendance. Find out more about the Tynemouth beach walk and book your place.
Huge congratulations to all the winners, as well as short listers of the RCGP Inspire Awards. These awards celebrate the achievements of members in supporting the goals of RCGP and their fellow members. Thank you to all those that voted for the winners.
The Awards evening, hosted by was a real tribute to the commitment of our advocates to their members and the profession.
From the North East England Faculty we had two winners, Dr Lily Lamb won Member of the Year Award and Dr Alan Fortune was awarded Retired Member of the year. We are pleased to be showcasing talent from our region.
In addition to the below, the revered Professor Sir Denis Pereira Gray was awarded the lifetime achievement award by the host of the evening and RCGP President Dame Clare Gerada, and the audience were in awe to see him enjoy tributes from colleagues and friends played as part of his acceptance speech.
We run a huge range of education courses and social/networking events throughout the year. If you have any ideas or suggestions or would like to become more involved in your faculty please get in touch.
Our Faculty Board meet four times per year, we are currently meeting via Zoom, February, June, September and November where we discuss local activities and issues of importance to our members. Our Council representative then feeds back to the College Council on matters concerning RCGP membership and wider general practice policy. 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.
AiT and First5 Meeting Dates
Events are currently being organised for 2023 and are always looking for new exciting speakers and topics. If you have a specific interest educational topics please let us know. We also have a new group forming and creating some exciting social events, if you wish to be involved or you would like further information please contact the Faculty office.
Please see the events' page for upcoming lectures which are free to members.
Local training and development
We have an active Fellowship committee who regularly review applications and encourage members to apply for Fellowship. If you wish to self-nominate or nominate someone else please contact the Faculty for further advice. We can provide guidance and support you through the process. The Faculty currently have three nominations which are under discussion. For more information view the Fellowship page.
Meet your faculty
Dr Rachel Taylor - Chair
- Dr James Larcombe - Provost
- Dr Raj Bethapudi - Deputy Chair
- Dr Arvind Rajagopal - Treasurer EDI Lead
- Dr Lynsey Rae - First 5 Lead and Secretary
- Dr Sam Bethapudi - Council Representative
- Dr Lily Lamb - Deputy Council Representative
Faculty Board Members
- Dr Robert Lambourn - Rurality Lead
- Dr Adebola Adisa - Wellbeing Lead
- Maria Towart - Practice Nurse Lead
- Japsimar Kaur - GP Society Lead
- Dr Irbaz Khan - AiT Lead
- Dr Alan Fortune - LCARM Lead
- Dr Paula Wright