West Scotland Faculty

Welcome from West Scotland Faculty. We are a group of volunteer RCGP members who provide local networking, education and support for members in the area. We cover Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Arran, Forth Valley and Dumfries and Galloway, supporting over 2000 RCGP members and their peers. As a Faculty, we have a particular interest in supporting our members' CPD and professional development and provide a range of education courses, tailored to local needs, as well as a number of bursaries and awards to support and recognise innovation and development.

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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

The 2024 Faculty Board meetings are scheduled to take place online on: 

  • Thursday 22 February
  • Wednesday 5 June
  • Thursday 12 September 
  • Thursday 14 November 2024.

RCGP Annual Conference

The Faculty offers bursaries to attend the RCGP Annual Conference – please contact the Faculty for more information.

The 2023 winners are Zainab Alani, Marina Politis, Akram Hussain, Rebecca Cunningham, Gaurav Batra and Nichola McComb.

Awards and prizes

RCGP West Scotland Faculty Longitudinal Portfolio Prize 2023

This is awarded to the University of Glasgow medical student who has scored the highest in their Longitudinal Portfolio assessment in the preceding twelve months. The award was previously known as the Glasgow Southern Medical Society Prize and recognises excellence in the Longitudinal Portfolio assessment. The winner of the 2023 award is Ashley Flynn.

James Scobbie Award

This is awarded to the West of Scotland trainee who has scored the highest in their Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) in the preceding twelve months. It commemorates the professional career of Dr James Scobbie. The winner of the 2023 award is Dr Michael Lawson.

Stuart Murray Prize

This is awarded to the West of Scotland trainee who has scored the highest in their Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) in the preceding twelve months. It recognises the contribution of Professor Stuart Murray to general practice education in the West of Scotland. The winner of the 2023 prize is Dr Fiona Mackenzie.

Meet your faculty

Faculty Officers

Dr Michael Blackmore, Chair

  • Dr Sharon Russell - Provost and LCARM Rep
  • Dr Monica McGeough - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Mary Anne Burrow - Vice Chair, UK Council Rep
  • Dr Issmael Fergague - Honorary Treasurer and Scottish Council Rep

Faculty Board Members

  • Dr Chris McHugh - Scottish Council Rep and UK Council Deputy Rep
  • Dr Akram Hussain - Education Lead and AiT Rep
  • Dr James Morton - Climate & Sustainability Rep
  • Dr Oyekunle Solomon Oke – Scottish Council Deputy Rep
  • Dr Fiona Stark – F5 Joint Lead
  • Dr Diya Mathew – F5 Joint Lead
  • Dr Susan Thornborrow
  • Dr Lynsey Yeoman
  • Dr Susan Gibson-Smith
  • Professor Frances Mair
  • Dr Joe Daly
  • Dr Precious Osadolor
  • Dr Gorkem Hamali 
  • Stella Macpherson - Lay Rep
  • Elaine Deary - Practice Manager Rep

Contact us

Telephone: 020 3188 7797
Email: wscotland@rcgp.org.uk

Your Faculty Support Officer is Diana Lints.

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