Leicester Faculty

Welcome from Leicester Faculty

Welcome to the Leicester Faculty. We support over 840 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. The faculty runs an extensive educational programme for GPs at all stages of their career. In addition to our educational programme the faculty hosts a number of social events, including the annual retired members lunch, Fellows frolic and the Faculty awards and AGM dinner. 

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. All local members are very welcome to attend Board meetings and participate in these discussions. We meet four times a year, in February, June, September and November.  

Upcoming events

RCGP Leicester Faculty are proud to deliver a number of excellent educational and social events throughout the year. Many of our courses are suitable for practice nurses and primary care staff.

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

Nigel Scarborough, Faculty Chair, LeicesterDr Nigel Scarborough, Faculty Chair and LETB Representative

Dr Helen Mead. Faculty ProvostDr Helen Mead. Faculty Provost

  • Dr Saqib Anwar – Vice Chair
  • Dr Anil Sood – Honorary Secretary and Undergraduate Representative
  • Dr Shiraz Makda – Honorary Treasurer    
  • Faculty Board members
  • Dr Faraz Anjum – First5 Representative
  • Dr Abbas Tejani - First5 Co Lead
  • Dr Adefolake Yusuff – Education Committee
  • Dr Ebrahim Mulla – AiT rep and Education Committee
  • Dr Shan Keshri
  • Reena Patel – Practice Nurse Representative
  • Dr Ammar Ghouri
  • Dr Bhavik Patel
  • Dr Kathryn Oliver
  • Dr Susan Hadley
  • Dr Andrew Milne
  • Dr Anu Rao
  • Dr Vikram Bolarum
  • Dr Samuel Seidu

Getting involved / Board Member vacancy

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.

Currently we have a board member vacancy, please contact kiran.sohal@rcgp.org.uk for further details.

Faculty news

The next Faculty Board meeting are:

  • 6 June 2019 (Venue TBC)

All members are invited to attend board meetings. If you would like to discuss any item covered or would like an item to be considered at a future meeting, please contact us.

To support sustainability and to keep costs down, we are reducing hard copy communications with members wherever possible. Please make sure we have your up to date email address to stay connected.

Faculty Initiatives

Awards and Prizes: The Arthur Watts Prize

Awarded to an outstanding fourth year medical student for best overall performance in all aspects of the clinical methods course. Winner 2018, awarded £200; Chloe Webster.

The Justin Allen Foundation Prize

Awarded to a doctor within a year of completing an FY2 GP Placement within the LETB for producing the best written assignment on a given topic. Winners 2018, awarded £200; Sophie Moseley and Aisha Bhutto. Please contact us for more information about these prizes, and the nomination and application process.


The Leicester Faculty Fellowship subcommittee welcomes nominations of Members for the award of FRCGP. The Faculty actively encourages its members of 5 years plus standing to consider putting themselves forward for Fellowship The Provost 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.

What is Fellowship? Please contact us if you would like to discuss further. Fellows Frolic We host a celebration of Fellows at the annual Fellows Frolic. This event gives an opportunity for College Fellows to get together in an informal setting and enjoy good food and conversation. The next event will be  November 2019.

Support to AiTs

Every May we support the LETB annual AiT Leavers event. In August, the Faculty welcomes new local AiTs onto the programme and promote the College. 

Contact us

RCGP Leicester Faculty GP Postgraduate Education Department
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road

T: 0203 188 7687
E: leicester@rcgp.org.uk

Opening hours

Office opening hours: 09:15 - 14:45, Monday to Friday

Your local Faculty Administrator is Kiran Sohal.

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