South 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 Coronavirus webpage here.

RCGP members can also email our dedicated COVID-19 inbox with feedback and questions regarding Coronavirus. This will allow us to provide feedback to the relevant authorities and help us populate our COVID-19 FAQs. Email:

Welcome from South East Scotland Faculty

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.

Get involved

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.

Our next meeting will be held at 25 Queen Street, Edinburgh on Wednesday 3 June 2020.

Future meeting dates:

  • Tuesday 1 September 2020 (also AGM)
  • Thursday 5 November 2020

Upcoming events

We run many education courses and social/networking events throughout the year including two annual lectures - the Keynote Lecture and the Richard Scott Lecture held in conjunction with the Department of General Practice at the University of Edinburgh, in memory of Richard Scott the first Professor of General Practice. Many of these contribute to CPD and professional development.  

View all learning and social events in South East Scotland

Your Faculty Board

Faculty officers 

  • Dr Susan Arnold – Faculty Co-Chair
  • Dr Sian Tucker – Faculty Co-Chair 
  • Dr Ed Russell-Smith – Provost 
  • Dr Robert Duncan – Honorary Treasurer 
  • Dr Sukhdeep Gill - Honorary Secretary / First5 Lead

Faculty Board members 

  • Dr Syed Akbar
  • Dr Paul Bailey
  • Dr Stuart Blake
  • Dr Philip Broadbent
  • Dr Katie Cathrow
  • Dr Jenny English
  • Dr Rob Lawson
  • Dr Yusuf Lalloo
  • Dr Carey Lunan
  • Dr Robert Manson
  • Dr Katherina Tober (AiT Lead)
  • Dr Amjad Khan - NES Representatives    
  • Mrs Susane Hogarth - Practice Manager Representative
  • Mrs Aileen Bryson - Royal Pharmaceutical Representative
  • Mrs Lynne Innes - General Practice Nurse Representative 

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.

The next Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 1 September 2020. 

Faculty Initiatives

Faculty Workers Award

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. Nominations for this award are welcomed.

The 2018 Faculty Workers Award was presented to Dr Rachael Imrie and Dr Rachael Duncan.

Allen and Margaret Wilson Award

Awarded bi-annually to a GP to recognise and congratulate their work in research. Please contact us for more information on any of these awards

Dr Pat Manson Educators Award 2019

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 Dr Pat Manson Educators Award 2019 was awarded to Dr Guy Krauth.

Please email for full details of the award and how to nominate.

Applications details for the 2020 award will be released in June 2020.


The South East Scotland Trainee of the Year award for 2019 was presented to Dr Fiona Horne, who achieved the highest marks in the CSA and AKT exams in their diet of the exam.  

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

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.

Dr Anna Hadden, a trainee based at Lammermuirs Medical Practice in Haddington, won the June 2019 prize.

Contact us

RCGP South East Scotland Faculty
25 Queen Street

T: 0203 188 7752

Opening hours

Office opening hours:  Monday to Friday 09:30 – 17:00  
Your local Faculty Administrator is John Anderson. 

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