Midland Faculty

Welcome from Midland Faculty. We support over 4000 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Hereford, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, and Worcester.

We are proud to be the designated faculty supporting military GPs applying for Fellowship, many of whom are stationed abroad and don't have a 'home' faculty.

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Veteran Friendly GP Practices

January 2022

There are 2.4 million UK Armed Forces Veterans in Great Britain, making up an 5% of the population aged 16 and over. Almost two-thirds of veterans are aged 65 years and over and majority are male. In addition to veterans, there are about 5.4 million adult spouses, partners, widowers and child dependants (overall mainly female) of veterans. About 15,000 service people move back into civilian life every year, including 2,000 who leave on medical grounds. However, there is evidence that GPs are unsure of how many veterans are registered with their practices and need more guidance on how to meet the health needs of this patient group.

The RCGP is working alongside NHS England to accredit practices as ‘Veteran Friendly’. This involves a simple process where practices are required to meet specified criteria and provide evidence that they are supportive of veterans’ healthcare. After a successful pilot in the RCGP Midland Faculty, the programme is being rolled out nationally across England (and hopefully the rest of UK in due course). This work is fully supported by the Government and Defence Committee. There are now more than 1100 accredited GP Veteran Friendly Surgeries across England.

This is a voluntary initiative; however, it is hoped that GPs will want to take part to help with the local identification of veterans. Knowing that a patient is a veteran will help the NHS to better meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, whereby the armed forces community, including veterans, should face no disadvantage in accessing health services and should receive priority care for military attributable conditions, subject to the clinical need of others.

Being accredited means that a practice can better identify and treat veterans, ensuring they get access to dedicated care where appropriate and improved epidemiological data can be captured to improve future health provision. If you are interested in becoming a veteran friendly accredited practice further information, can be found at Veteran Friendly GP Practices (rcgp.org.uk). This is a voluntary initiative; but the College encourages practices to sign up as a veteran friendly practice.

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Upcoming events

We have a full programme of both educational and wellbeing events covering various topics.

View all learning and wellbeing Midland Faculty events

Board meeting and AGM dates for 2022/23

We hold our annual general meeting and first Board Meeting in June of each year. We then hold our regular Board meetings in September, November and February. All local members are welcome to attend and we especially welcome students and foundation doctors to attend as observers.

  • Fourth meeting - Thursday 3 February 2022
  • Annual Awards Evening and Dinner – Thursday 31 March 2022, Edgbaston Golf Club
  • Annual General Meeting and First Meeting 2022-23 – Thursday 19 May 2022 via Zoom
  • Second meeting of 2022-23 – Thursday 8 September 2022 via Zoom
  • Third meeting of 2022-23 – Thursday 3 November 2022 via Zoom
  • Fourth meeting of 2022-23 – TBC February 2023

Local training and development

College Tutors

January 2021

We have three College Tutors covering Central, South and North Midlands:

  • Dr Alexandra Lee
  • Dr Deepika Yadav
  • Dr Zirva Khan

Awards and prizes

The faculty present the following awards and prizes for presentation at the annual Faculty Awards Evening:

  • The Annual Robin Steel Vocational Training Award
  • The Professor Elizabeth Hughes Award for the contribution made to GP training from a secondary care consultant
  • The Michael Drury Award for non-GP contributors to General Practice Education
  • The Clare Boothroyd Memorial Award for excellence in General Practice
  • The Dr Martin Wilkinson Award for Innovation
  • Three AiT Awards
  • Four Quality in General Practice Awards

 Please contact us for more information.

Meet your faculty

 

Who we are

Faculty Officers

  • Professor Robin Simpson, Chair
  • Martin Wilkinson Provost

Faculty Board Officers

  • Dr Jamie Hynes - Vice Chair
  • Dr krishnaveni Sivakumar - Hon Treasurer
  • Dr Emma Parry - Hon Secretary
  • Dr Samuel Finnikin - Hon Secretary

Faculty Board members

  • Dr Irene Afreh-Mensah
  • Dr Adnan Ahmed
  • Dr Thuvarahan Amuthalingam
  • Dr Jodie Blackadder-Weinstein
  • Dr Preanka Chandan
  • Dr Peter Clegg
  • Dr Sarah Cousins
  • Dr Sue Davies
  • Dr Maisun Elftise
  • Dr Samuel Finnikin
  • Dr Sunania Ghosh
  • Dr Aaliya Goyal
  • Dr Mina Gupta
  • Dr Sarah Hillman
  • Dr Dominic Horne
  • Dr Jamie Hynes
  • Dr Nazish Kanwal
  • Dr Kathleen Kentebe
  • Dr Katharine King
  • Dr Zirva Khan
  • Dr Ramya Kotha
  • Dr Jogisha Kukadia
  • Dr Jonathan Leach
  • Dr Alex Lee
  • Dr Sophie Lumley
  • Dr Rahul Maheshwari
  • Dr Ayesha Mahmud
  • Dr Vinothini Manivasagam
  • Dr Mary McCarthy
  • Dr Faraz Mughal
  • Dr Kamran Naseem
  • Dr Aysha Naz
  • Dr Shahid Merali
  • Dr Sajjad Mirza
  • Dr Mitch Muayad
  • Dr Onyi Okonkwo
  • Dr Emma Parry
  • Dr Ryan Prince
  • Dr Hina Razzak
  • Dr Narinder Sahota
  • Dr Bilal Salman
  • Ms Judy Samuel
  • Dr Krishnaveni Sivakumar
  • Mrs Sue Shortland
  • Dr Pamela Smith
  • Dr Kate Thomas
  • Dr Anwar Tufail
  • Dr Deepika Yadav

Contact us

Telephone: 0203 188 7683 / 7684
Mobile: 07342 998757
Email: midland@rcgp.org.uk

Office opening hours: 8am to 2pm, Monday to Friday.

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