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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East Midlands First 5 GP Conference: Network, Thrive and Be Inspired

As we move through 2022 and shake off the dust of some of the most challenging years Primary Care has ever experienced, we are setting out to welcome and celebrate our amazing early career GPs in the East Midlands in our First 5 Conference.

This day-long, free conference is themed around creating and strengthening links between us all. It aims to give us the tools and the confidence to thrive in this brave new world of primary care and to inspire us to new heights of personal and professional development as well as healthy professional growth.

More info and sign up

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.

View all learning and social events in Vale of Trent

Board meetings

All RCGP Vale of Trent Faculty Members are invited to attend board meetings. The next Faculty Board Meeting for Members will take place on Wednesday 22 June 2022. If you want to discuss any item covered or would like an item to be considered at a future meeting, please contact us for further information.

2022 dates

  • Wednesday 22 June 2022
  • Wednesday 21 September 2022
  • Wednesday 16 November 2022

Local training and development

RCGP Fellowship

March 2022

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


March 2022

We attend Careers Events for local Medical Students at the Nottingham University Medical School. Please contact us for further information.

Vale of Trent Faculty Conference Bursary Scheme 2022

March 2022

The Vale of Trent Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners are pleased to be able to offer up to 4 bursaries of £549 (fully funded Member tickets) and 6 bursaries of £299 (fully funded First5 and AiT tickets) to attend the WONCA/RCGP Annual Conference being held in London from 28 June - 1 July 2022. This is open to all our Members, First5 and AiT Members.

Application form (422 KB, PDF)

Closing date: Monday 9 May 2022, 12pm

Meet your faculty

Who we are

Faculty Officers

Dr David Poll, Chair

  • Provost - Vacant
  • Vice Chair - Vacant
  • Dr Gopi Singaravel - Honorary Treasurer
  • Dr Jane Selwyn - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Carter Singh MBE - Council representative on Council

Faculty Board Members

  • Dr Gail Allsopp
  • Dr Kirran Bilkhu
  • Dr Zarina Beg, Education Lead
  • Dr Rebecca Chellaswamy
  • Dr Richard Churchill, ex Officio immediate past Chair
  • Dr Rebecca Clegg, RCGP Medical Students and Foundation Doctors Committee representative
  • Dr Adele Cresswell, Lay Member
  • Dr Hussain Gandhi
  • Dr Darren Gillatt
  • Dr Marilyn Horner
  • Dr Jenny Moss Langfield
  • Dr Hannieya Elmo Paul, AiT representative
  • Dr Anjla Sharman
  • Dr Gopi Singaravel, Faculty International Lead
  • Dr Kalindi
  • Dr Divya Varsani, Foundation Doctor representative
  • Dr James Waldron, First5 Co-Lead
  • Dr Marcus Wilkinson

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Your local Faculty Administrator is Annemarie McCarty.

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