North East Scotland

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

We would like to thank all GPs and practice staff for their hard work on the frontline during this difficult time. As a College, we are continually updating our resources and guidance for members on the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 web page

Welcome from North East Scotland Faculty

A warm welcome from North East Scotland Faculty. We are a group of volunteer RCGP Members who work closely with our other partner organisations; NHS Grampian, University of Aberdeen, Health and Social Care Partnerships, LMC and GP Sub Committee. We currently support over 630 members and their GP practice staff by providing educational and social events throughout the year. The Faculty have various awards and bursaries available to local members in recognition of excellent practice and new initiatives.

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 needs of GPs and patients alike, and develop initiatives to support these. If you'd like to get involved with the Faculty we'd be delighted to hear from you. All members are invited to attend Board meetings. If you'd like to discuss any item covered or would like an item to be considered at a future meeting, please contact us.

Our June 2020 meeting was cancelled but the Board met virtually in September and November 2020.

The 2020 AGM and February meeting of the Faculty Board took place virtually on 10 February 2021.The June meeting of the Faculty Board will be held virtually on Wednesday 9 June 2021.  

Upcoming events

We run many education courses and social/networking events throughout the year. Many of these contribute to CPD and professional development. 

View all learning and social events in North East Scotland.

Your Faculty Board

Faculty officers

Dr Alasdair Forbes, Chair

Dr John Duncan, Provost, North East Scotland 
Dr John Duncan, Faculty Provost

  • Dr Chris Provan, Vice Chair
  • Dr Margaret Denison, Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Douglas Naismith, Honorary Treasurer
  • Kerry Dunn, Education Chair

Faculty Board members

  • Dr Lizzie Finlayson
  • Dr Emer Pringle
  • Dr Peter Watson
  • Dr Shona Bennett
  • Dr Annabel Ross
  • Dr Iain Cromarty
  • Dr Jeanette Critchley
  • Dr Lorraine Sinclair
  • Dr Stephen Terwey
  • Dr David Wandless
  • Dr Laura Muirhead


  • Dr John McKeown, University Representative
  • Ms Sue Kinsey, Lay Representative
  • Dr Jamie Hogg, PCT Clinical Governance Lead
  • Dr John Nicol, NHS Education for Scotland
  • Dr Emma Houghton, LMC Representative
  • Dr Iain Small, NHS Grampian

Faculty News

All members are invited to attend Board meetings. If you would like to discuss any item covered or would like an item to be considered at a future meeting, please contact us.

An innovative new website has been launched for recently qualified GPs in Scotland. The site brings together information from a host of organisations, including RCGP. Clinical tools, local events and job advertisements are now all available at New GP Scotland.

Faculty Events

A group of First5 GPs meet regularly in the city for social and educational events. If you are interested in attending these events, or are new to the area and would like to make contact with the group, then please contact Dr Douglas Naismith.

Faculty Initiatives

Awards and Prizes

We organise several awards and prizes each year in recognition of the hard work and dedication of those working in general practice locally:

  • Provost Medal
  • Denis Durno Award
  • Sir Lewis Ritchie (AiT) Award
  • RCGP 1996 Spring Symposium Bursary
  • Palliative Care Award
  • Innovation Award

 For more information, please contact us.

Work observation guidelines

Working with Inverurie Medical Group, we have developed a guidance pack for practices taking on school age students for work observation placements. The pack covers key issues and provides information for practices. We are delighted that the University of Aberdeen Medical School will be recommending it as its approved route to achieving work experience.

To receive your copy, please contact us.

Contact us

RCGP North East Scotland Faculty
Room 0.055, Ground Floor
Polwarth Building, Foresterhill
Aberdeen AB25 2ZD

T: 01224 437 230 / 231

Your Faculty Support Officer is Diana Lints

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