Severn Faculty

We support over 1,700 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Bath and North-East Somerset and part of Wiltshire region. We provide local networking and education support to GPs and their peers in the area.

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Severn Faculty Gala Dinner & Dance with Gale Lecture

Friday 27 September 2024

19:00 – 23:59, Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol

Join us at this local annual social event. We begin with welcome drinks at 7pm with a three-course dinner, guest lecture from Professor Lucy Easthope - globally known adviser on emergency planning and disaster recovery, and followed by dancing. We hope you will take this opportunity to network and relax with your practice colleagues and guests. Tickets are free to members but a refundable deposit of £35 is being implemented. Guest tickets are just £35.  Don’t miss out – book your tickets now.

Book your place via our online portal 

Severn GP Trainee Celebration 2024

Wednesday 17 July 2024

13:30 – 21:00, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham  

This annual celebration is for all Severn Deanery GPST3/4s and is included in the programme for each region/patch, so it is anticipated that all ST3/4s will attend, to celebrate their GP training with colleagues and Educational/Clinical Supervisors, APDs, TPDs. Deanery colleagues are also warmly welcomed. All attendees are required book their place at this free event as soon as possible.

This event is organised collaboratively by Severn Faculty RCGP and NHS England South West.  

Book your place via our online portal 

Get 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.

Upcoming events

We run many education courses and social/networking events throughout the year. Many of these contribute to CPD and professional development.

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Next board meeting and annual general meeting

Board meetings are scheduled to be held on: 

  • Tuesday 11 June 2024 (please book your place via this link)
  • Tuesday 17 September 2024
  • Tuesday 19 November 2024
  • Wednesday 12 March 2025
  • Wednesday 11 June 2025
  • Tuesday 16 September 2025
  • Tuesday 18 November 2025

Annual general meeting

The date for the 2024 AGM has been set for Wednesday 23 October 2024 and this will be an in-person event at Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel, Winterbourne, Bristol. Please book your place via this link.

Bristol medical-chirurgical society

The Bristol Medical-Chirurgical Society aims to promote the exchange of views between health professionals through education and dialogue. Members consist of doctors and dentists, GPs and Secondary Care Specialists, medical students and retired Professors. For more information or contact the Society Administrator, Sam Walker:

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November 2023

Fellowship is an honour and a mark of achievement recognising a significant contribution to health and welfare of the community, science or practice of medicine, and/or aims of RCGP, or any organisation which benefits general practice. Full details of applying for fellowship can be found at RCGP fellowship. If you are unsure about any part of fellowship or want to know more about the process contact the Severn Faculty for more information.

The faculty actively encourages its members of 5 years plus standing to consider putting themselves forward for Fellowship. We have a Faculty Fellowship Committee (FFC) within the faculty, coordinated by the Fellowship lead, Dr Jill Wilson. The FFC can offer advice and support through the Severn Faculty office.

Awards and prizes

Severn Faculty RCGP bursaries

Each year we offer Severn Faculty conference bursaries for attendance to the RCGP Primary Annual Conference. These bursaries are for applications from all GPs, AiTs, Foundation Doctors and student members in the Severn faculty area. We will advertise when the bursaries are open for applications and details will be shared via our Faculty Fortnightly email and via our Facebook page. This year the bursaries were awarded via a Bursary Ticket Prize Draw method. See below for Prize draw details.

Annually RCGP Severn Faculty offer funding for two Elective Bursaries of £250. The Bursaries aim to encourage and support Final Year students at the University of Bristol to undertake an Elective in primary care.

To be eligible for these Bursaries, the Elective should have a strong emphasis on primary care and community-based healthcare provision, though this may include a variety of activities and/ or settings. Examples may include (but are not limited to) improving access to health care, working with minority or ‘hard to reach’ groups (for example migrant populations, people who misuse drugs), health promotion and illness prevention, as well as working in Primary Care centres in any country.

These bursaries are advertised via the GPSoc and on social media when they are open for applications.

Prize draw - RCGP Annual Conference ticket

Severn Faculty award ticket bursaries to attend the RCGP Annual Conference each year. The winners will be invited to share their experiences with other Faculty members by attending the Severn Faculty AGM on a date following the conference at a venue to be confirmed.

Meet your faculty

Faculty Officers

  • Dr Steve Holmes - Chair, Deputy Council Representative, Severn Deanery Representative and FFC
  • Dr Pam Curtis - Vice Chair, Education Lead, South Glos. Representative
  • Dr Holly Hardy - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Jennie Cox - Honorary Treasurer
  • Professor Martyn Hewett – Provost & FFC
  • Dr Jill Wilson - Faculty Fellowship Lead, Council Representative & Late Career & Retired Members Lead & FFC

Faculty Board members

  • Dr Liz Alden - Swindon Representative
  • Dr Rabab Ali - AiT Rep, ST3
  • Dr Eve Barnes - Foundation Doctor Rep F2 & Assistant Comms Lead
  • Dr Jenny Doughty - Climate Champion & Sustainability Lead (joint) (on maternity leave)
  • Dr Sahar Fatima - EDI Champion (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) (joint) & Junior International Rep & Gloucestershire Rep
  • Dr Ruth Friedlander - Foundation Doctor Rep F3
  • Dr Sam Gillett - Wellbeing Representative 
  • Dr Shital Godbole - EDI Champion (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) (joint
  • Dr Daniela Hall - Wellbeing Lead
  • Dr Alison Hutchings – Established GP Lead
  • Samira Limbada – Nurse Representative (joint)
  • Dr Daniel Ogidigben - Editor/Comms Lead
  • Dr Patronella O’Neill – First5 Lead (joint) 
  • Hannah Potvliege - Student Representative
  • Dr Graham Rawlinson - FFC
  • Dr Niamh Roberts - Foundation Doctor Rep F1
  • Dr Lucinda Ryan - Climate Champion & Sustainability Lead (joint)
  • Dr Jocelyn Selwyn-Gotha- First5 Lead (joint) 
  • Dr Lindsay Smith - FFC
  • Marieke Strange – Nurse Representative (joint)
  • Dr Xavin Taylor - AiT Rep, ST2
  • Dr Simon Thornton - University Representative & Bristol Representative
  • Dr Will Wallage - Education Lead & AKT Course Tutor


  • Vacancy - Bath & North East Somerset (BANES) Representative
  • Vacancy - Lay Representative
  • Vacancy - Senior International Representative
  • Vacancy - Somerset Representative
10 core roles for Faculties (approved by Council November 2013)

Contact us

RCGP Severn Faculty
c/o UWE Glenside Campus
Rooms 2H001/2
Blackberry Hill
BS16 1DD

Telephone: 0203 188 7714

Office opening hours:
Monday to Wednesday: 08:00 - 16:00.
Thursday: 08:00 - 12:30.

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