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 free monthly CPD meetings in these localities.
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RCGP Tamar Faculty Continuity of Care Demonstration Practices
Applications are invited from general practices in Devon and Cornwall who would be interested in hosting workshops for RCGP member colleagues on continuity of GP care.
The Tamar Faculty will pay £250.00 per two-hour workshop, which will accommodate a minimum of four participants.
There will be a need for these workshops to be evaluated both by you as provider and by those attending to learn as many lessons as possible and to make future workshops as good as possible. You will be given information nearer the time what form is to be used.
- Believe in the importance of GP continuity and seek to provide it in your practice
- Measure GP continuity in their practice, using the SLICC (please send 3 months of your measured GP continuity data)
- Be prepared to discuss the clinical importance of continuity.
Selected practices will have Professor Sir Denis Pereira Gray available for advice and support, if wanted, as the St. Leonard’s Research Practice in Exeter has long experience of demonstrating practice-based continuity and he is happy to pass on tips and handouts.
Applications should be sent to Alice Sefton, email@example.com by Friday 5 January 2024.
What can GPs do to reduce the carbon footprint of healthcare?
Dr Katherine Browne talks about sustainability and how to reduce the carbon footprint in healthcare, in her latest blog post. Read the full article on our blog page.
The RCGP Tamar Faculty recruitment
The RCGP Tamar Faculty recruitment are recruiting for a number of positions on their board.
Did you know that you can make even more of your membership by joining our community at a local level? Members of our Faculty Board have opportunities to network and connect with peers, develop personally and professionally and know they are supporting great doctors, providing great care – three incredible reasons to get involved.
Our Faculty board is made up of local GPs from Devon and Cornwall, meetings are four times a year, online, they are informal and friendly, they are a chance to meet and discuss matters of the day with peers and colleagues and input at a local level to decisions made by the RCGP Council. Additionally, there are also opportunities to meet in person at some of our in person events.
Some of the other benefits of being on the board include:
- Discount to RCGP Annual Conference
- Invitation to members summit at 30 Euston Square
- Input and suggest events and opportunities for local doctors
- Vice council representative
- Vice chair
- Honorary Treasurer
- Equality, diversity and inclusion representative
- First 5 faculty lead - Devon
- Climate and sustainability lead
- AiT Committee member - Cornwall
We are looking for an AiT from Cornwall to join our group of AiT's who aim to bring information to their peers and submit ideas in which the way the Tamar Faculty can support AiT's around the region. This is an informal group and all are welcome. Please contact Alice Sefton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information and to apply for the roles, contact Alice Sefton.
We run education courses, lectures, wellbeing and networking events throughout the year. Many of these contribute to CPD and professional development.
The Faculty Board 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 currently take place online giving equal access to as many members as possible. All local members are warmly invited to attend Board meetings and participate in these discussions.
Local training and development
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 please contact the Tamar 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, by Dr Nick Bradley, Chair of the Faculty Fellowship Committee. The FFC can offer advice and support through the Tamar Faculty office.
Awards and prizes
We host annual awards and prizes to celebrate and recognise innovation and excellence in general practice across the Tamar area.
Pereira Gray Research Award 2023
Applications are invited for an award of up to £2,000 to support practice based and practice led research in a service general practice in Tamar Faculty.
Applicants should submit their proposals to Alice Sefton, Tamar Faculty Administrator via email to email@example.com by 17:00 on Friday 15 December 2023.
For more information, please visit the RCGP Awards page.
Meet your faculty
Dr Susanna Hill. Chair and Council Representative
- Dr Humera Sultan - Vice Chair
- Dr Jonathan White - Provost
- Dr Nick Hodges - Council Representative
- Dr Chris Campbell - Treasurer
Faculty Board Members
- Dr Nick Bradley - Fellowship Representative
- Dr Humera Sultan - Education Lead
- Dr Joanna Butterworth - Medical School representative
- Dr Judit Konya - Medical School representative, First5 Lead
- Dr Hannah Claxton - First5 Lead
- Dr Chris Clark - Rural Practice Representative
- Mrs Fiona Cook - Practice Nurse Representative
- Dr Marta Kuzminska - Climate and Sustainability Lead
- Professor Sir Denis Pereira Gray - Honorary Member
- Dr Kevin McEwan - AiT Lead
- Dr Deepthi Lavu - AiT Lead
- Dr Jenna Hussain - Foundation Doctor Representative
- Dr Richard Pratt