West 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


Welcome from West Scotland Faculty

A warm welcome from West Scotland Faculty. We are a group of volunteer RCGP members who provide local networking, education and support for members in the area. We cover Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Arran, Forth Valley and Dumfries and Galloway, supporting over 2000 RCGP members and their peers. 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, as well as a number of bursaries and 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 the College 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.

The September meeting of the Faculty Board will take place virtually on Tuesday 14 September 2021 with the 2021 AGM and November meeting of the Faculty Board scheduled for Tuesday 9 November 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 West Scotland

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers


Prof Lindsey Pope. Chair

Dr Paul Ryan. Faculty Provost
Dr Paul Ryan. Provost and UK Council Rep

  • Dr Allison Law - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Margaret Thompson - Honorary Treasurer
  • Dr John Thompson - Vice Chair and Scottish Council Rep

Faculty Board Members

  • Dr Chris McHugh (Scottish Council Rep)
  • Dr Jim McKinlay
  • Dr Susan Thornborrow
  • Dr Sian Ashby (Sustainability Rep)
  • Dr Monica McGeough (First5 Lead)
  • Dr Lynsey Yeoman
  • Dr Susan Gibson-Smith
  • Professor Frances Mair
  • Professor Jill Morrison
  • Dr Margaret McCartney
  • Dr Samir Shukla
  • Dr John Kyle
  • Dr Trudy Foster
  • Dr Joe Daly
  • Dr Precious Osadolor
  • Dr Sharon Russell
  • Dr Gorkem Hamali (AiT Rep)
  • Dr Farihah Tariq (AiT Rep)
  • Dr Helene Mamet (AiT Rep)
  • Stella Macpherson (Lay Rep)
  • Elaine Deary (Practice Manager Rep)
  • Joanne Anderson (Practice Nurse Rep)
  • Jodie McPherson and Craig Anderson (GUGPS Reps)

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.

Faculty Initiatives 

Faculty Community Prize

This prize is presented to the University of Glasgow 4th or 5th year medical student who has made the most significant contribution to the community while a student at the University.

RCGP West Scotland Faculty International Primary Care Network (IPCN)

The Faculty's International Primary Care Network (IPCN) was formally launched in May 2015, by the Faculty’s International Representative Dr David Blane. The current focus of the IPCN is on running a series of global health-related CPD events, which also provide networking opportunities for this fledgling 'community of interest'. There is a small steering group and a dedicated email list of over a hundred GPs in the West of Scotland who are kept updated on relevant news and events related to global health in the region. If you are interested in finding out more about the IPCN, or would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact the Faculty officeRead more information about IPCN

James Scobbie Award

This is awarded to the West of Scotland trainee who has scored the highest in their Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) in the preceding twelve months. It commemorates the professional career of Dr James Scobbie.

Stuart Murray Prize

This is awarded to the West of Scotland trainee who has scored the highest in their Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) in the preceding twelve months. It recognises the contribution of Professor Stuart Murray to general practice education in the West of Scotland.

New GP Website

New GPs in Scotland have launched an innovative website. The website has been launched by new GPs in Scotland for recently qualified GPs in Scotland. The website incorporates links from other key organisations in Scotland and brings together appropriate information from a host of relevant organisations including RCGP. This new and innovative website includes local content, events, jobs and clinical tools relevant to new GPs in Scotland. The website can be viewed at New GP Scotland.

Contact us

RCGP West of Scotland Faculty

T:020 3188 7797
E: wscotland@rcgp.org.uk

Your Faculty Support Officer is Diana Lints

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