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.  


Faculty News

We are currently recruiting for five roles within the Faculty, Cornwall Education Lead, North Devon Education Lead, Honorary Secretary, Social Communications Lead and First5 Lead.  Further information can be found below.


Get involved

Faculty Board

We 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 rotate around our locality in order to give 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 Tuesday 11 February at The Arundell Arms, Lifton, North Devon. 

The last AGM was held on 1 November 2019. 

Minutes of all meetings are available to members, to obtain minutes of any meetings email tamar@rcgp.org.uk


Faculty Positions

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

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.

Communications Lead

The Tamar RCGP Faculty are recruiting an enthusiastic individual who values good communication and has ideas about how the Tamar Faculty can improve communication with it's members.  This is a paid role. 

North Devon Education Lead

The Faculty are recruiting someone to join their team of regional education leads in North Devon, this is an exciting opportunity for someone keen to develop their interest in education, facilitation and teaching.  This is a paid role.

Cornwall Education Lead

The Faculty are recruiting someone to join their team of regional education leads in North Devon, this is an exciting opportunity for someone keen to develop their interest in education, facilitation and teaching.  This is a paid 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.


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 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

Provost Professor Adrian FreemanDr Adrian Freeman. Provost

  • Dr Jonathan White - Honorary Treasurer

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
  • Dr Pip Hayes - OOH's representative
  • Dr Nick Hodges – First5 Representative
  • Dr Lorraine Hutchinson-Gale – Education Lead for 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

Faculty Events and Free monthly CPD meetings in Exeter, Torbay, Plymouth and Cornwall

We update the website with our events and these can been seen and booked by following the link at the top right hand corner of the page.

Every month the RCGP Tamar Faculty organises evening meetings. These meetings educate, update and provide a platform for peer group networking and mentorship.

  • The meetings are free of charge
  • Hot food is served at them
  • All local GPs, Locums, First5s, AiTs, trainees, practice nurses and multi-disciplinary Primary Care staff & are welcome to attend. 

If you require any information about our events please contact Alice Sefton, tamar@rcgp.org.uk


Keeping up to date

We update our courses on the Tamar Faculty website, http://www.rcgp.org.uk/learning/events-search-results.aspx?f=tamar%20faculty


Due to GDPR restrictions we are no longer able to send you reminders about these meetings without your permission. Members must update their contact preferences in their RCGP account and will hear about events via our weekly newsletter.

Non-members can be sent an email, which will come from an external database, if you wish to be added to this email list please contact Alice Sefton and asked to be added, tamar@rcgp.org.uk


Getting Involved

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

RCGP Tamar Faculty
University of Exeter Medical School
Smeall Building
St Luke's Campus

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

Opening hours

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

Your local Faculty Administrator is Alice Sefton.

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