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Upcoming events

We run a range of events throughout the year. One of our main events is our George Swift Lecture. Last year, the lecture was held virtually via Zoom.

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Next board meeting

We hold four board meetings a year. This is a place to discuss local issues, ongoing projects, and hear feedback from our Council rep as to what is being discussed nationally. Please get in touch if you would like to observe our next board meeting; we are keen to encourage members at all stages of their careers to be involved!

Local training and development

Educational programme

October 2021

The Faculty runs an extensive educational programme for GPs at all stages of their career. The trainee element is in collaboration with the Wessex Deanery. To support the MRCGP training programme we offer a series of CSA preparation DVDs and case cards to assist trainees in developing their consultation skills (please contact us if you would like further details on this).

Fellowship nominations

October 2021

The Wessex Faculty Fellowship subcommittee welcomes nominations of Members for the award of FRCGP. The chairman will be pleased to offer informal advice to any member who wishes to propose a colleague for this honour. Guidance on eligibility and the process of nomination can be found on the RCGP website.

Awards and prizes

Wessex Faculty Scholarships

February 2021

Wessex Faculty is willing to consider applications from members of the Faculty for Scholarships of up to £250 to defray the costs of projects which they wish to undertake. Projects may involve activities such as service development within a practice, research, professional study or travel. All innovative projects will be considered which satisfy the agreed criteria. For further details about eligibility and how to apply please click Scholarships or contact the Faculty Office.

Meet your faculty

Faculty Officers

  • Dr Karen O'Reilly - Joint Chair and Council Representative
  • Professor Johnathon Lyon-Maris - Joint Chair and Council Representative
  • Dr Richard Weaver - Provost
  • Dr Pritti Aggarwal - Vice Chair
  • Dr Donald Batham - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr David Palethorpe - Honorary Treasurer

Faculty Board members

  • Dr Alexander Armstrong
  • Dr Sonia Barros D'Sa
  • Dr Sunil Bhanot
  • Dr Yaso Browne
  • Dr Sarah Burns
  • Dr Julie Chinn
  • Dr Tim Cotton
  • Dr Rachel Elliott
  • Dr Lucia Grossa di Palma
  • Dr Tim Howard
  • Dr Ed Klaber
  • Dr Helena McKeown
  • Dr Hannah Morgan
  • Dr Vaishali Naik
  • Dr Aigbs Ohiwerei
  • Dr Jonathan Rial
  • Dr Sally Ross
  • Dr Ben Rusholme
  • Dr Mary Udo
  • Dr Nigel Watson
  • Dr Timothy Whelan

Contact us

RCGP Wessex Faculty
13 Pelican House
New Street
SP10 1DR

Telephone: 020 3188 7709 / 7710
Email: wessex@rcgp.org.uk

Your local Faculty Administrator is Amy Cope.

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