North West England Faculty

Welcome from North West England Faculty

Welcome to the North West England Faculty. We support over 3,300 members, Fellows, Associates in Training and students in Central and Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria. The Faculty has an active leadership role in the GP Excellence Program supporting its practices and GPs.

We have developed links with outside stakeholders (for example HENW, The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, Local Cancer Care Networks, Local Clinical Allergies Network and Social Enterprise) which provide an excellent network within primary care.

As a Faculty, we offer excellent CPD and professional training courses. Along with supporting our members, we pride ourselves on recognition. Each year we host an Annual Awards Dinner to celebrate exceptional achievement and to recognise and reward all the hard work and innovation at all career stages.


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Upcoming events

We run an extensive educational programme including several social/networking events throughout the year. Many of these contribute to CPD and professional development

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Faculty Officers

Dr Alison Lea

Dr Alison Lea - Chair

Mark Gabbay. Faculty Provost

Professor Mark Gabbay - Provost

  • Dr Jane Wilcock - Vice Chair
  • Dr Emma Pimlott - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Ayede Ologun - Honorary Treasurer & Early Mid-Career Representative
  • Dr Jane Wilcock - Education Convener
  • Dr Narveshwar Sinha - Council Representative
  • Dr Steve Churchill & Dr Uwadiae Ima-Edomwonyi - Deputy Council Representatives

Faculty Board members

  • Dr Richard Brown
  • Dr Ishann Saxena - First 5 Lead
  • Prof Harish Thampy
  • Dr Eleanor Lister - Physical Activity & Lifestyle Lead

Co-opted members   

  • Vacant - Foundation Lead
  • Vacant - AiT Lead
  • Vacant - Student Representative
  • Vacant - Lay Representative

Get involved

Our Faculty Board meets four times per year in February, June, September and November and is made up of GP volunteers and Lay representatives. We also have representation from local Medical GP Societies, First5 and AiTs. All members are invited to attend. If you are planning on joining one of the meeting please email the Faculty or call 0203 188 7786.

  • Tuesday 9 February - Board Meeting

We rely on our volunteers to play an active role locally, give views, feed information from local groups and shape the future of local general practice through the North West England Faculty board. The board feeds into the RCGP Council at a national level where the thoughts and views of local GPs and their representatives are put forward. We strive to improve the services that we offer.

The board have several opportunities for you to become more active with the local faculty. Officers of the board, council representative, AiT and First5 representative.

We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to get involved and help shape our Faculty Board. Please email if you're interested in finding out more, about how you can get involved.

Annual Awards Evening Winners

On Friday 27 November North West England members and the Board met together over Zoom to celebrate the best and brightest in our region.

Since the start of the COVID-19 breakout, GPs and whole PHCTs from across the north west have been working incredibly hard to keep patients, staff and community safe. So many have gone above and beyond and we asked you to nominate those that you thought most deserving. The winners announced on the night are as follows

Outstanding GP Award

Winner - Dr Adeyinka Aderibigbe Adejumo

Highly Commended - Dr Faheem Shakur & Dr Viren Mehta     

Outstanding Nurse Award

Winner - Sister Helen Rutherford

Highly Commended - Jayne Swarbrick

Outstanding Team Award

Winner - PWE Pendlevalley Mill with Brierfield

Highly Commended - PCT at Ashurst Primary Care, Lathom House Surgery and Winstanley Medical Centre

Congratulations to everyone and thank you for taking the time to nominate and take part!

Faculty news and social media

To find out more about our latest news, events and offers, follow us on social media, @RCGPNorthWestEngland @NWERCGP and if you have any local news you think we should hear about let us know! You can also contact us at the local office on

Upcoming events

The Faculty offer a wide range of events throughout the year, including Minor Surgery, Joint Injections, Six to Eight Week Baby, Cervical Cytology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and more. We also run a series of CPD events designed for GPs.

We also run a range of social events which are often free to attend for members. AiT events, First5 events and an annual awards dinner are a few.

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Annual General Meeting - 10 November 2020

This year's RCGP North West England Faculty AGM was on 10 November 2020

Nominations for new Faculty Board members were made on the night.

  • Treasurer - Dr Ayede Ologun
  • Deputy Council Reps - Dr Steven Churchill & Dr Uwadiae Ima-Edomwonyi
  • Education Convener - Dr Jane Wilcock

We also had members puting themselves forward to Champion various interests including a new BAME Committee. More information on this to follow soon. o you have a special interest? Would you like to be considered as a Champion? Get in touch.

Associates in Training Support

Associate in Training

We work in collaboration with the North Western Deanery to support the network of GP Educators in their delivery of the GP Curriculum to North West Trainees. We are very lucky to have pro-active AiTs but we are looking for someone to lead this group. Could that be you?

  • VACANT - AiT Lead
  • VACANT - AiT Deputy

Please contact the office at if you would like to put yourself forward for either of these roles.

MAP Lead - Dr Judy Ream

To contact please email nwengland.

First5 support

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We have an active First5s in the NW with a WhatsApp group. If you are interested or would like to find out more information, please contact the office at

We are working on bringing together some events and courses for our First5 members to build on the success of the "Ask the Expert" CPD Evening Meetings. We hope to be running these again shortly so do keep your eyes peeled. Email Faculty office with any questions.

The variety and amount of electronic resources out there can be both overwhelming and difficult to navigate in searching for relevant information. Below is a collection of commonly used and established resources that may help you in finding answers to your PUNS, DENS or just general learning.

First5 appraisal and revalidation



Fellowship is an honor and a 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

Full details of applying for fellowship can be found at RCGP fellowship. If you are unsure about any part of fellowship or want to know more about the process contact the NW England Faculty for more information or visit the RCGP fellowship page.

The faculty actively encourages its members of 5 years plus standing to consider putting themselves forward for Fellowship. We have a Faculty Fellowship Committee (FFC) within the faculty, led by our Provost, Dr Mark Gabbay. The FFC can offer advice and support through the faculty office.

Contact us

RCGP North West England Faculty
The Outset
Sankey Street

Opening hours

Your local Faculty Administrator is Samantha Self
Office opening hours: 09:30 – 17:00, Tuesday to Thursday

T: 0203 188 7786
F: 0203 188 7781

Amy Holden
Regional Engagement Manager North England
Faculties and Devolved Councils

T: 0203 188 7790
M: 07740 248 996

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