Yorkshire Faculty

Welcome from Yorkshire Faculty

We support over 2040 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in the Yorkshire area, which covers West Yorkshire (Leeds, Wakefield, Kirklees, Calderdale) and Harrogate. We offer excellent CPD and professional training courses. Alongside supporting our local GPs, we also strive to be the first point of contact for our members. Our board members include medical students from the Leeds GPSoc, First5s and members at all stages of their career. The Yorkshire Faculty is one of few Faculties to also have non-GP members on its board including nurses and practice managers.

Get involved

We rely on members to play an active role locally, promoting the college and the Faculty's aims and objectives but also, we rely on you to bring your ideas to the Faculty board about how we can continue to improve the services that we offer. All members are welcome to attend Faculty board meetings, which take place four times a year ( February, June, September and November) at the Cedar Court Hotel Leeds or Bradford.

The Yorkshire Faculty board is made up of a wide range or members from Medical Students from the Leeds GPSoc, FY doctors, AiTs, First5s and members at all stages of their career. We also have none GP members on the board including nurses, and practice managers.

Upcoming events

The Yorkshire Faculty runs many educational events throughout the year, many of these contribute to your professional development and CPD. We also organise social and networking events. Find a full list of courses and events.

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Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

Dr Abdullah Albeyatti

Dr Abdullah Albeyatti. Faculty Chair 

Dr Vijay Kumar. Faculty Chair

Dr Vijay Kumar. Provost

Gwyn Elias

Dr Gwyn Elias – Vice Chair and Council Representative

Dr Peter Davies – Honorary Secretary

Dr Philip Xiu – Honorary Treasurer

Faculty board members

  • Dr Ed Bylina - Retired Members Lead 
  • Dr Azza Elghonaimy - First5 Lead
  • Dr Nick Price
  • Dr Kirsty Baldwin - Deputy Council Rep
  • Dr Rhian Last
  • Dr Andrew Sixsmith
  • Dr John Walsh
  • Dr Martin Sutcliffe
  • Dr Nici Reece
  • Dr Lucie Ward
  • Dr Sammy Cosgrove
  • Dr Peter Davies
  • Dr Jess Drinkwater
  • Dr Abdul Mustafa
  • Dr Jane Kirby
  • Leeds GPSoc
  • Dr Anand Barmade
  • Dr Enisha Das
  • Dr Bruno Rushforth
  • Dr Thusitha De Silva Amarasekera
  • Dr Ruth Burnett
  • Dr Connor Gorrard - Smith
  • Dr Andrea Overton
  • Dr Fawad Azam 
  • Dr Anand Barmade - International Rep

Faculty Representatives

Each faculty is represented by a Faculty Board, made up of a number of dedicated GPs and lay representatives who work voluntarily towards the College's vision, purpose and priority goals.

10 core roles for faculties (approved by Council November 2013)

Faculty News

Our next Faculty board meeting will take place on Thursday 13 February 2020 at 7pm. All Yorkshire members are welcome so if you wish to attend please email the faculty office.

The next meetings are as follows;

  • 25 February 2021
  • 17 June 2021
  • 16 September 2021
  • 11 November 2021 (AGM)

If you want to discuss any item covered or would like an item to be considered at a future meeting, please contact the Faculty office


We are keen to support the educational and training needs of our AiTs and regularly arrange social and educational events within Yorkshire to help our AiTs network with their peers.


We support our GP members within their First 5 years following CCT. We have First5 representatives on our faculty board who are keen to support First5 colleagues and organise initiatives to bring them together. They can be contacted via the faculty office.

Harrogate First 5 aims to meet once a month in the evening at one of the GP surgeries in Harrogate. We are a small, friendly group and our sessions are informal - sometimes we will have a speaker giving a presentation, sometimes we will just discuss some case studies and have a chat! Newly qualified GPs working in the area are most welcome, If you are interested in joining then please e-mail Heather heathergill@doctors.org.uk

Faculty Initiatives


The Faculty actively encourages its members of 5 years plus standing to consider putting themselves forward for Fellowship. We have a Fellowship lead within the faculty who can offer advice and support. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further.

What is Fellowship?

Membership by Assessment of Performance MAP

If you are going through the MAP process and would like any advice, please contact us and we will be happy to offer you support through our MAP Lead. 

What is MAP?

White Rose Initiative

In addition to the services we provide to members locally, we have joined with Humber and the Ridings and South Yorkshire North Trent faculties to consider an education programme that meets the needs of members across our County.

View details of the White Rose joint initiative, and the upcoming White Rose events [PDF] 

Contact us

RCGP Yorkshire Faculty
The Outset
Sankey Street

T: 020 3188 7788
E: yorkshire@rcgp.org.uk

Your Faculty Administrator is Antonia Ford - email Antonia.ford@rcgp.org.uk.

Opening hours

Office opening hours: 08.00 – 16.30 Monday to Thursday.

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