North Scotland Faculty

Welcome from North Scotland Faculty

A warm welcome from North Scotland Faculty. We provide local networking, education and support. The Faculty covers a large geographical footprint that includes Highland and the Western Isles, supporting 440 RCGP members and their peers. As a Faculty that spans rural and urban areas, we have a particular interest in our members having access to CPD and professional development opportunities. We organise a range of education events locally, providing healthcare staff with resources is tailored to local needs. We also have bursaries and awards to help our members engage with the college and to recognise innovation and development. 

Get involved

We meet four times per year to progress our local engagement activities and discuss issues pertinent to our members, which are then fed back to the College Council. Our next meetings will take place on: Thursday 5 September 2019 at Fairways House, Inverness. All local members are very welcome to attend Board meetings and participate in these discussions – we are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us develop our local engagement programme. 

North Scotland Faculty's AGM will take place in the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness on Thursday 26 September, followed by sparkling presentations from two Highland GPs - Rod Sampson and Alistair Appleby. Both have recently successfully defended their PhD theses: Rod's on the primary/secondary care interface and Alistair's on GPs' perceptions of spirituality in general practice. Between them they have successfully published nine peer-reviewed papers based on their work. We plan to follow the presentations with a lively discussion about how we can make research relevant to clinical practice in Scotland.

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 Scotland

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

Dr Miles Mack
Dr Miles Mack - Chair and UK Council Representative

Dr Jim Douglas - Provost

  • Dr Chris Williams - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Andrew Moore - Honorary Treasurer

Faculty Board members

  • Dr Adrian Baker - UK Council Representative - Deputy
  • Dr Chris Williams - Scottish Council Representative / MLG Representative
  • Dr David Stephens - Scottish Council Representative
  • Prof Philip Wilson - Research Convenor
  • Education Convenor/Lead - Vacant
  • Dr Sophie Pirie - Lead AiT Representative
  • Dr James Lingard - AiT Representative
  • Dr Karmen Long - AiT Representative
  • Dr Daniel Simpson - First5 Lead
  • Dr Kate Dawson - Board Member
  • Dr Gordon Smith - Board Member

Faculty News

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

Faculty Initiatives

Centenary of the Dewar Report of 1912.

The faculty is proud to be involved in the Dewar Report Centenary celebrations. Learn more on the Dewar website.

New GPs in Scotland

An innovative website has been launched for Scotland's GPs. The website is intended to provide support for recently qualified GPs in Scotland but is free for anyone to use. The website brings together appropriate information from a host of relevant organisations including RCGP. A combination of innovative technology and a team of volunteer editors means that material is regularly updated and relevant to GPs, including sections with local content, events, jobs and clinical tools. The website can be viewed at

Contact us

RCGP North Scotland Faculty
Fairways House
Fairways Business Park

T: 01463 258 830

Your local Faculty Administrator is Sylvie Main

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Useful links

Faculty byelaws [PDF]

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