North East London Faculty

Welcome from North East London Faculty

We support over 1800 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in the City of London, the north-eastern parts of inner London and parts of the Thames corridor stretching into South Essex. The area reflects a wide range of socio-economic diversity and inequality from deprived urban to affluent. The area is also ethnically diverse with a mobile population, including refugees and new immigrants. The needs of our doctors mirror those of the population they serve. As a Faculty, we bring together GPs from all backgrounds to share best practice and develop innovative ways to support each other and our local communities.

If you live and/or work in one of the CCGs in this NEL Faculty Map [PDF] then as a RCGP member please join our board and be the GP you want to be.

Get involved

We rely on members to play an active role locally, promoting the College's 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 at

Faculty Board meetings

North East London Faculty Board meetings take place four times per year, in June, September, November and February. They take place just before the RCGP's Council meetings. Our next Board meeting is taking place on Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 6:30 pm at 30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB. 


Scholarships for Leadership on Sustainable Healthcare

North East London Sustainable Healthcare Scholarships

The NEL Faculty is offering scholarships to support leadership for sustainable healthcare in our faculty footprint covering North London Partners in Health and Care and East London Health and Care Partnership. This is part of collaboration with the Greener Practice.

The aim of these scholarships is to bring the vision detailed in The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change to all of us who live and work in the NHS practices and Primary Care Networks in our Faculty to ensure that the health of a child born today is not defined by a changing climate.

Leadership is urgently needed because emerging evidence shows that particulates found in pollution are a significant cause of hospital admissions.

In addition pharmaceuticals are the new class of environmental contaminant exemplified by the 73 million inhalers used in the UK every year of which >63% are placed in domestic waste bins after use, most ending up in landfill or the sea.

The RCGP North East London Faculty is awarding six scholarships to develop leadership in our Faculty footprint. Deadline for applications is 12 noon on 27 January 2020. 

Fill in the Sustainable Healthcare Scholarship application form and find out more information including the time line for applying:


Faculty AGM and Dinner, 15 October 2019

Professor Angela Coulter speaking at the annual general meetingThe AGM theme focused on reasons why we need to care about Shared Decision Making delivered eloquently by Prof Angela Coulter. This led to stories of hope and joy over the past three years in the NEL Faculty, told by the outgoing Chair Liliana Risi.

View the Silence in London video about courage and love. There has been a distributed model of leadership in the Faculty over the past three years with most roles being shared. Now taking the Faculty forwards into the future with love and courage are two new Co-Chairs Kaindon Kugathas and Sabir Zaman.

Guests included representatives from our two key partners East London Health & Care Partnership and from North London Partners for Health and Care and Barts and the London Medical School.

We remembered three of our colleagues who sadly passed away in 2019:

Dr Martin Huddart, Former Chair of RCGP NE London Faculty
Dr Lotte Newman, Former President of RCGP and former Chair of RCGP NE London Faculty
Dr Jackie Ketley 



New members at the annual general meetingOn the evening, the Faculty recognised and celebrated the new RCGP Members and Fellows, Medical Student Awards and Provost Awards. [PDF]

Bee Ororo from Key Changes brought her soul singing to us in celebration.

There are many reasons why we wish to be involved in the RCGP Faculty. Most importantly it is because we all need belonging, competency, autonomy and to be understood so that we can keep our patients and ourselves healthy, happy and safe. Caring for outpatients and caring for ourselves, in order to care for our patients, continues to be the mission statement for the NEL Faculty and this was much in evidence at our joyful AGM Celebration.


Celebrating the invisible magic in Primary Care, 19 September 2019

NHS singers at an eventNina Simone opened our evening of our event at the RCGP 'Celebrating the retired, retiring staff of General Practice' in North East and North Central London with the Feeling Good video on 19 September 2019 when we celebrated, with more music from the fantastic NHS Singers (pictured left).

This invisible magic that happens daily, minute by minute, in Primary care in the NHS.



This is the second year that the RCGP North East London Faculty has held this event in collaboration our partners East London Health & Care Partnership and North London Partners in Health and Care.

The purpose of this event was to restore kindness through a public expression of gratitude in our Faculty footprint.

Who are these magicians creating this invisible magic?

These are our:

  • Health Visitors
  • Receptionists
  • GPs
  • Practice Nurses
  • Managers
  • Commissioners
  • Cleaners
  • Volunteers
  • Community Teams

Sanjiv Ahluwalia speaking at an eventThis magic keeps the NHS pulse going especially in areas, where living the life of social disadvantage, makes the health encounter even more complex.

Deep and profound gratitude was expressed by system leaders:

  • Helen Pettersen, Accountable Officer, NC London and STP Lead
  • Anwar Khan, GP and Clinical Lead for Workforce and Medicines Optimisation for the East London Health & Care Partnership
  • Sanjiv Ahluwalia, GP and Regional Postgraduate Dean, HEE North Central and East London [pictured above]
  • Liliana Risi, GP and Chair, North East London Faculty, RCGP
  • Lay Partners Alan Wells, supporting the Waltham Forest area in various roles since 2007
  • Ian Bretman, Lay Member of the Barnet CCG Governing Body, among other previous roles in Barnet, who both handed the awards to recipients

We received some very positive feedback on the event from the nominees and stakeholders. It was a compassionate, emotional celebration and the joy was palpable.

Upcoming events

EASE (Educational And Support Evening)

We deliver four free Education And Support Evenings (EASE) per year for AiTs and First5s, providing an opportunity to network and gain CPD. The EASE events take place in May; August; November and February. Our next EASE is on 21 November 2019 on the topic of 'Diagnosis and management of common shoulder problems in primary care'. You can read more about it Book you place.  

CSA (Clinical Skills Assessment) courses

The Faculty will be delivering four CSA exam preparation courses this year. The dates are on:

  • 2-3 November 2019
  • 11-12 January 2020
  • 22-23 February 2020
  • 7-8 March 2020

View all learning and social events in North East London

RCGP Fellowship


We award fellowship in recognition of a significant contribution to medicine, and general practice in particular. Fellows are ambassadors for RCGP.
Fellowship is an honour and mark of achievement recognising a significant contribution to:

  • health and welfare of the community
  • science or practice of medicine
  • aims of RCGP, or any organisation which benefits general practice

More information 

  • For more information view the Fellowship page.

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

Dr Kaindon Kugathas
Dr Kaindon Kugathas - Co-Chair

Dr Sabir Zaman
Dr Sabir Zaman - Co-Chair

Dr Liliana Risi
Dr Liliana Risi - Provost

  • Honorary Secretary, Vacant at the moment
  • Dr Helen Stedeford, Honorary Treasurer
  • Dr Nazmul Mohsin, Learning/Education Lead
  • Dr Ken Aswani, Council Representative 
  • Dr Aleksandra Fryzman-Fenton - Chair, Faculty Fellowship and MAP

Faculty Board Members

  • Dr Christiana Aride 
  • Dr Lisa Collins 
  • Dr Janakan Crofton 
  • Mrs Sylvia Debreczeny - Lay member 
  • Dr Dimple Devadas
  • Catherine Dominic   
  • Khadija Gitay - Lay Member
  • Dr Shani Gray - First5 Lead 
  • Dr Anwar Khan - International Representative and CSA course Lead
  • Dr Simon Ormerod
  • Miss Chandni Patel 
  • Dr Saravanamuthu Poologanathan - Deputy Council Representative and International
  • Dr Craig Seymour 
  • Dr Freddy Shaw
  • Dr Ann Telesz

Contact us

RCGP North East London Faculty
30 Euston Square

T: 0203 188 7406 

Opening hours

Office opening hours: 09:00 am to 17:00, Monday to Friday.

Your local Faculty Administrator is Michael Coyne.

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