Vale of Trent Faculty

Welcome from the Vale of Trent Faculty, a group of volunteers including RCGP members, lay member, foundation doctors and medical students. Our geographical area stretches from Ashbourne to Skegness and includes Boston, Derby, Lincoln, Mansfield and Nottingham. The board aims to support our members’ professional development by arranging educational, networking and special events for GPs and GP registrars and also careers events for medical students and foundation doctors. We are proud to work with the local General Practice Society to help medical students discover more about one of the broadest and most rewarding specialties in medicine.

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Upcoming events

We run many educational courses and networking events throughout the year. Many of these contribute to CPD and professional development. Ideas for future 'College Close By' events are very welcome, please email the Faculty office with your suggestions.

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One day refresher course - Refresh, Renew, Reconnect

An opportunity to update on CPD, explore personal development and revitalise with wellbeing in this Vale of Trent one day Spring Refresher.

Come and refresh your skills and knowledge at this one day refresher. An opportunity to network, learn and connect with a mix of CPD, personal development and wellbeing activities.

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Annual General Meeting 2024

Further details to follow on the Vale of Trent Annual General Meeting.

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Board meetings

We meet four times per year to progress our local engagement activities and discuss issues pertinent to our members, which are then fed back to the College Council. All local members are very welcome to attend Board meetings and participate in these discussions - we are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us develop our local engagement programme.

Board meeting dates for 2024:

  • 6 March 2024
  • 19 June 2024
  • 18 September 2024
  • 27 November 2024

Local training and development

RCGP Fellowship

December 2023

The Faculty has over 100 Fellows and is keen to award more fellowships to recognise the efforts of our members. We want fellowship to reward both ‘grassroots’ members who concentrate on providing excellent patient care in their practices, and members who have made significant contributions in other areas for example, in education, service development and research. Fellowship nominations for consideration by the Faculty Fellowship Committee are welcome. For further information, please email contact us. For more information see the RCGP Fellowship page.


December 2023

We attend careers events for local medical students at the Nottingham University Medical School. Please contact us for further information.

Meet your faculty

Faculty Officers

  • Dr Gopi Singaravel - Chair
  • Dr Marcus Wilkinson - Vice Chair
  • Margaret Jones - Provost
  • Dr Marcus Bicknell - Honorary Treasurer
  • Dr Bakula Patel - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Anjla Sharman - Council representative on Council

Faculty Board Members

  • Dr Jane Selwyn - Faculty Deputy Rep on Council and Joint LCARM Joint Lead
  • Dr Marilyn Horner - Joint LCARM Lead
  • Dr Apoorva Saxena - Joint First5 Lead
  • Dr Laura Axinte - Joint First5 Lead
  • Dr Rebecca Clegg - AiT Co-Lead
  • Dr Arathi Arathi - AiT Co-Lead
  • Dr David Poll - Ex-Officio Past Faculty Chair
  • Dr Mufaza Rashid - Joint EDI Lead
  • Dr Errum Mumtaz - Joint EDI Lead
  • Dr Zarina Beg - Education Lead
  • Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya - Wellbeing Lead
  • Dr Mohammed Noaman - International Lead
  • Dr Kalindi Tumurugoti - Full Member
  • Dr James Waldron - Established GP Lead
  • Dr Narmeen Khan - Sustainability and Climate Change Lead
  • Ms Aisia Lea - Co-opted as Student - President Nottingham GP Society
  • Dr Sophie Timson - Foundation Lead

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Your local Faculty Administrator is Annemarie McCarty.

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