Tamar Faculty

Welcome from Tamar Faculty

A warm welcome from Tamar Faculty. We support over 1250 members, Fellows, Associates and AiT’s across Devon and Cornwall. The Faculty is a group of volunteer RCGP members who provide local networking, education and support for members in the area. To take account of the wide geographical spread of members, we have four regional education leads covering Exeter, Plymouth, Torbay and Truro who organise free monthly CPD meetings in these localities.

In addition, we provide a range of CPD and professional development courses, as well as a bursaries and awards to recognise innovation and development. This includes our annual study day, offering a mentoring service to First5s and supporting colleagues in training through our AKT and CSA course.  

Get involved

Faculty Board

The Faculty Board meet four times per year to discuss our local engagement activities and issues pertinent to our members, we then feed back to the College Council. Our Board meetings currently take place online giving equal access to as many members as possible.  All local members are warmly invited to attend Board meetings and participate in these discussions. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 18 February 2021, contact the Faculty Administrator if you would like to join this online meeting.

The last AGM was held on Thursday 19 November 2020. 

Minutes of all meetings are available to members, to obtain minutes of any meetings contact the Faculty Administrator.

Faculty Positions

We are currently recruiting a First5 Lead, AiT Lead and an Honorary Secretary.  For more information please contact the Faculty Administrator.

Faculty Honorary Secretary

The Faculty are seeking a new executive member of the board to work closely with the Faculty Chair and Administrator.  This is a voluntary role.

First5 Lead

As a First5 Faculty Lead, you will be an elected representative of your local faculty board and form a key part of an energetic and engaged National First5 Committee. You will provide a voice to newly qualified GPs, both locally and nationally, and will improve the experience of our First5 members. You will be involved in embracing First5 member engagement within your faculty and act as the main point of contact for exciting activities and information linked to the First5 cohort.  This is a voluntary role.

AiT Lead

The Tamar Faculty are recruiting an AiT lead, the AiT lead would be expected to attend four (online) board meetings per annum, where you would get to input into the work of the Faculty and learn more about the work of the College.

Purpose of the role
As an AiT Rep, post-holders will aim to:
• Share and represent the views and experiences of AiT members
• Continuously improve the RCGP’s understanding of the AiT community
• Enhance the AiT membership experience
• Provide a proactive feedback mechanism for the AiT community
• Act as a communication channel between members, Faculty Officers and staff

Tamar NQGP Mentorship Scheme 

Are you a newly qualified GP in the Tamar Faculty of RCGP, who would like to be matched with a GP Mentor?  We offer a free mentoring service.

NQGPs please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on how to be matched with a GP mentor.  Email severn@rcgp.org.uk

We will send you a brief mentoring request form for completion and we will then do our best to match you quickly with a trained GP Mentor through our Tamar Faculty NQGP Mentorship Scheme.

This is an initiative originally developed by local GPs, and is currently funded by RCGP and HEE.  It aims to provide confidential mentoring support for newly qualified GPs in Tamar.

Upcoming events

We run education courses, lectures, wellbeing and networking events throughout the year. Many of these contribute to CPD and professional development. 
View all learning and social events in Tamar  

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

Susanna HillDr Susanna Hill. Chair and Council Representative


Dr Jonathan White - Provost

Faculty Board members

Dr Helen Angel - International Representative

Dr Nick Bradley – Fellowship Representative

Dr Chris Campbell – Education Lead for Exeter

Professor John Campbell – Research Lead

Dr Chris Clark - Rural Practice Representative

Mrs Fiona Cook – Practice Nurse Representative

Dr Alex Harding - Medical School Representative

Dr Pip Hayes - OOH's & Environmental Representative

Dr Nick Hodges

Dr Lorraine Hutchinson-Gale – Education Lead Torbay

Dr Emma Mair - Education Lead Plymouth

Professor Sir Denis Pereira Gray - Honorary Member

Dr Helen Rogers - Work experience representative

Dr Lucy Williamson - AiT representative

Keeping up to date

We update our courses on the Tamar Faculty websiteTwitter and Facebook pages 

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 would like to find out more about becoming involved with the faculty we would be delighted to hear from you.

Contact us

T: 01392 722 744
M: 07342 998768
E: tamar@rcgp.org.uk

Opening hours

Office opening hours: Monday 09:00 – 16:30, Wednesday & Thursday 09:00 – 15:30.

Your local Faculty Administrator is Alice Sefton.

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