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, this year we are holding our Celebrating General Practice event on Saturday 27 April 2019 at Weetwood Hall Leeds where we will be celebrating all the great work that happens in the region. Find a full list of courses and events.

View all learning and social events in Yorkshire

Our blog

Following on from a successful AGM that took place in November 2018, the Yorkshire Faculty are currently developing a plan for the Faculty looking at where we want to be this time next year... two years and so on. The development plan has the members at the centre, a snapshot of things it includes are developing the educational programme i.e. what professional development courses we are already offering but focusing more on what the members would like to see being delivered in the locality?

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

Julia Thomas, Chair






Dr Julia Thomas, Faculty Chair

Dr Vijay Kumar. Faculty ChairDr Vijay Kumar. Provost








  • Dr Azza Elghonaimy– Vice Chair
  • Dr Sammy Cosgrove – Honorary Secretary 
  • Dr Mo Sattar – Honorary Treasurer

Faculty board members

  • Dr Peter Davies – RCGP Ambassador
  • Dr Nick Price
  • Dr Anand Barmade
  • Dr Enisha Das
  • Dr Jess Drinkwater
  • Leeds GPSoc
  • Dr Abdul Mustafa
  • Ms Rhian Last
  • Dr Sarah Merrifield
  • Dr Mark Purvis
  • Dr Bruno Rushforth
  • Dr Andrew Sixsmith
  • Mr John Walsh
  • Dr Keith Miller
  • Dr John Moroney
  • Dr Thusitha De Silva Amarasekera
  • Dr Richard Neal
  • Dr Nici Reece

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

The last faculty board meeting was held on 15 November 2018. Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 7 February 2019 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Leeds Bradford.  All Yorkshire members are welcome so if you wish to attend please email the faculty office.

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.

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
Bank Quay House
Sankey Street

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

Opening hours

Office opening hours: 08.30 – 16:00 Monday to Friday. 

Your local Faculty administrator is Susan Griffiths. 

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