Vale of Trent Faculty

Welcome from the Vale of Trent Faculty

A warm welcome from the Vale of Trent Faculty Board - 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.

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 the needs of GPs and patients alike. Members of the Faculty contribute to shaping the future of general practice by having a say in issues pertinent to GPs which is then fed back to College Council. We welcome new ideas for initiatives to support these; please email the faculty office with your suggestions. All local RCGP members are very welcome to attend board meetings as observers. Members can also stand for election to join the Board at the annual general meeting. 

Upcoming Board meeting evening dates for 2021

  • Wednesday 17 February  
  • Wednesday 23 June
  • Tuesday 7 September
  • Wednesday 17 November

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 

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

Dr David Poll, Chair

Dr Nick Humphry, Provost and Fellowship Lead

  • Dr Gail Allsopp - Vice Chair
  • Dr Christine Johnson - Honorary Treasurer
  • Dr Jane Selwyn - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Carter Singh MBE - Council representative on Council

Faculty Board members

  • Dr Kirran Bilkhu
  • Dr Zarina Bed, Education Lead
  • Dr Rebecca Chellaswamy
  • Cherry Choudhary, Student Representative
  • 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 Andy Foster
  • Dr Hussain Gandhi
  • Dr Darren Gillatt
  • Dr Ravinder Harish, First5 Co-Lead
  • Dr Marilyn Horner
  • Dr Jenny Moss Langfield
  • Dr Jaren Mabbott, AiT representative
  • Dr Oyeleke Oyedotun
  • Dr Hannieya Elmo Paul, AiT representative
  • Dr Philip Rayner
  • Dr Caroline Robertshaw
  • Dr Kalpana Sharma
  • Dr Anjla Sharman
  • Dr Gopi Singaravel, Faculty International Lead
  • Dr Kalindi Tumurugoti
  • Dr Divya Varsani, Foundation Doctor representative
  • Dr James Waldron, First5 Co-Lead
  • Dr Michael Watts, Foundation Doctor representative
  • Dr Marcus Wilkinson

Faculty News

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 17 February 2021. If you want to discuss any item covered or would like an item to be considered at a future meeting, please contact for further information. 

Faculty Events

The Faculty’s Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 8 October 2020, and the next AGM will be held in October 2021.

The Faculty Board welcomes new ideas for events which will be considered during planning for the next Faculty year. Please email

Faculty Initiatives


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

Further information about Fellowship


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

Contact us

RCGP Vale of Trent, Room 1309
13th Floor
Tower Building
University Park

T: 0203 188 7686

Your local Faculty Administrator is Joanna Asquith

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