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

The Faculty has recently appointed Dr Chris Campbell as Faculty Education Lead, Chris will be overseeing the planning, delivery and evaluation of all the RCGP Education in the South West. The Faculty will continue to monthly teaching events across the faculty.  We are currently recruiting for three roles within the Faculty, North Devon Education Lead, Honorary Secretary and Social Comms Lead, further information can be found below.

We are currently running the following award:

AiT competition to win tickets to RCGP Annual Conference 2019

The Faculty are offering two tickets plus £200 towards travel to Tamar Faculty GP Trainee's to attend this year's RCGP Annual Conference in Liverpool.  For more information please click here or email tamar@rcgp.org.uk

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 19 September 2019 at The Arundell Arms, Lifton.  Read the minutes from the Feburary 2019 meeting. 

The last AGM was held on 6 September 2018. Read the minutes from the 2017 meeting.

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.

View the full job description and role responsibilities

Communications Lead (paid position)

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. 

View the full job description, role responsibilities and pay details

North Devon Education Lead (paid position)

The Faculty are looking for 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.

View the full job description, role responsibilities and pay details

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.

Mentor training 2019

We are holding Mentor Training for GPs considering participating in our Mentoring Scheme for newly qualified GPs.  If you would be interested in becoming a mentor and would like to attend this course please get in touch via email, or book our place via our online booking system.  See the upcoming events tab to find the booking link.  The one day course is scheduled to take place in Okehampton on 29 October 2019 and is free to attend.

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

Our blog

Read our blog to find out more about our key projects, local events and highlights of our work.

Your faculty Board

Faculty Officers

Susanna HillDr Susanna Hill. Chair and Council Representative

Provost Professor Adrian FreemanDr Adrian Freeman. Provost

  • Dr Chris Clark – 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
  • 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
  • Pierre Landell-Mills - Patient Representative
  • Dr Emma Mair - Education Lead Plymouth
  • Professor Sir Denis Pereira Gray - Honorary Member
  • Dr Shipra Rao - Education Lead for Cornwall
  • Dr Helen Rogers - Work experience representative
  • Dr Lucy Williamson - AiT representative
  • Dr Jonathan White - Cornwall 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

RCGP Tamar Faculty – Cornwall CPD Meetings 2019

Every month the RCGP Tamar Faculty host free CPD meetings for local GPs, GP trainees, Locums, First5s, AiTs, Secondary and Social Care staff and practice nurses and staff. As well as providing useful education and updates these events offer a fantastic chance to network with your fellow GPs.

The meetings are free to attend and there is no need to book.  You do not need to be an RCGP member to attend these meetings.

Time: 7pm for 7:30 start. Hot Buffet and drinks are available from 6:30 pm.

Venue: Duchy Hospital, Truro, TR1 3UP.

Parking: Staff car park behind the Duchy Hospital.

Conference room: opposite the Staff car park.




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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 persmission. 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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