South East Scotland

A warm welcome from South East Scotland Faculty. We are a group of volunteer RCGP members who provide local networking, education and support for members in the area. We cover Edinburgh, East and West Lothian, the Scottish Borders and south Fife, supporting 1200 RCGP Members, Fellows and AiTs. As a Faculty, we have a particular interest in supporting our members' CPD and professional development and provide a range of education courses, tailored to local needs, including supporting local medical students and our trainees as well as a number awards to support and recognise innovation and development.

Latest Faculty updates

AiT of the Year

September 2021

The South East Scotland Trainee of the Year is awarded annually to the trainee who achieved the highest marks in the CSA and AKT exams in their diet of the exam. The winner of the 2020 award is Dr Polly Dunne and the 2021 winner is Dr Emma Dickie.

Joint South East Scotland and SE Scotland Deanery GP Trainee Audit Prize

September 2021

All AiTs in the region will have received information on this prize inviting them to submit a full cycle audit. The audit should be relevant to General Practice and submitted in either electronic or poster form.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

January 2021

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.

Get involved

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 South East Scotland

Next board meeting and AGM

The next meeting of the Faculty Board will take place virtually on Thursday 3 February 2022. We meet four times per year, in February, June, September and November to progress our local engagement activities and discuss issues pertinent to our members, which are then fed back to both Scottish and UK Council. 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. 

Awards and prizes

[up to 3 awards]

Faculty Workers Award

September 2021

The medal is awarded annually at the AGM to 'grass roots' GPs whose work and dedication in their local community has not been recognised by any other means.

Allen and Margaret Wilson Award

September 2021

Awarded bi-annually to a GP to recognise and congratulate their work in research.

Dr Pat Manson Educators Award

September 2021

The Dr Pat Manson Educators Award is presented to an educationalist who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of General Practice Speciality Training in South East Scotland. It is intended to recognise the contribution to training by anyone, medical or non-medical, involved in GPST education who is currently working within the region. The winners of the 2021 Award are Dr Alex Connan and Dr Mike Ferguson.

Meet your faculty

Who we are

Faculty Officers

  • Dr Robert Duncan - Chair
  • Dr Ed Russell-Smith - Provost
  • Dr Babar Akbar - Vice Chair
  • Dr Yusuf Lalloo - Honorary Treasurer
  • Dr Sukhdeep Gill - Honorary Secretary

Faculty Board members

  • Dr Susan Arnold
  • Dr Sian Tucker
  • Dr Paul Bailey
  • Dr Stuart Blake
  • Dr Katie Cathrow
  • Dr Jenny English
  • Dr Rob Lawson
  • Dr Carey Lunan
  • Dr Robert Manson
  • Dr Katherina Tober
  • Dr Anna Buckland
  • Dr Elika Aspinall
  • Dr Cameron Kennedy
  • Dr Amjad Khan - NES Representative
  • Mrs Susane Hogarth - Practice Manager Representative
  • Mrs Lynne Innes - Practice Nurse Representative

Contact us

RCGP South East Scotland Faculty

Telephone: 0203 188 7730
Email: sescotland@rcgp.org.uk

Your Faculty Support Officer is Diana Lints.

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