Wessex Faculty

Welcome from Wessex Faculty

We support over 2200 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in Hampshire, The Isle of Wight, Dorset, Wiltshire and the Channel Islands. The Faculty runs an extensive educational programme for GPs at all stages of their career, the trainee element is in collaboration with the Wessex Deanery. To support the MRCGP training programme we offer a series of CSA preparation DVDs and case cards to assist trainees in developing their consultation skills (please contact us if you would like further details on this). In addition to our education programme, the Faculty hosts a number of excellent social events.

Get involved

We hold four board meetings a year. This is a place to discuss local issues, ongoing projects, and hear feedback from our Council rep as to what is being discussed nationally. Our next board meeting will be held on Tuesday 18 September 2018. Please get in touch if you would like to observe; we are keen to encourage members at all stages of their careers to be involved!  

Upcoming events

We run a range of events throughout the year. One of our main events is our George Swift Lecture. This year, the lecture is being presented by Dr Sarah Wollaston MP. 

View all learning and social events in Wessex

Getting patients fit to survive surgery

The Royal College of Surgeons have partnered with the Wessex RCGP and WGPET to analyse the importance of 'Getting fit to survive surgery'. This is a FREE course for RCGP members. 

Improving patient outcomes after major surgery starts with prehabilitation. Surgeons, anaesthetists, GPs, community teams and other members of the surgical care team are invited to attend this one-day conference, which will explore the latest prehabilitation research and best practice.

Our speakers will consider the influence a patient's physical and mental wellbeing can have on perioperative outcomes, and empower attendees to identify opportunities for collaboration and refine their current practice in order to improve patients' fitness ahead of major surgery.

For a full programme for the day please view Getting patients fit to survive surgery [PDF]

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Due to the closure of the RCGP Bookshop, CSA Case Cards and CSA DVD's can now be purchased directly through the Wessex Faculty education page www.wessexfaculty.co.uk  or alternatively please email Wessex@rcgp.org.uk or contact us on 020 3188 7710 for further details.

Wessex Faculty Bursaries

Wessex Faculty is willing to consider applications from members of the Faculty for Bursaries of up to £500 to defray the costs of projects which they wish to undertake. Projects may involve activities such as service development within a practice, research, professional study or travel. All innovative projects will be considered which satisfy the agreed criteria. For further details about eligibility and how to apply please click Bursaries or contact the Faculty Office.

Fellowship nominations

The Wessex Faculty Fellowship subcommittee welcomes nominations of Members for the award of FRCGP. The chairman will be pleased to offer informal advice to any member who wishes to propose a colleague for this honour. Guidance on eligibility and the process of nomination can be found on the RCGP website.

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

  • Dr Karen O'Reilly - Chair 
  • Dr Vernon Needham - Provost
  • Dr Sonia Barros D'Sa - Vice Chair 
  • Dr Alexander Armstrong - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Jonathan Rial - Honorary Treasurer
  • Dr Benjamin Allured - Education Lead
  • Dr Sunil Bhanot - Council Representative 

Faculty Board members

  • Abubakar Mohammed
  • Benjamin James Kay
  • David Paynton
  • Donald Batham
  • Jonathon Lyon-Maris
  • Julia Chinn
  • Katie Collins
  • Louise Dubras
  • Nigel Watson
  • Paula Hunt
  • Peter Burrows
  • Pippa Stupple
  • Richard Brown
  • Richard Weaver
  • Sally Ross
  • Susanne Ceasar
  • Timothy Cooper
  • Timothy Whelan
  • David Palethorpe
  • Sophie Lanaghan
  • Tony Chankun

Contact us

RCGP Wessex Faculty
Unit 39
Central Way
SP10 5AN

T: 020 3188 7709 / 7710
E: wessex@rcgp.org.uk

Opening hours

Office opening hours: 09:00 to 15:00, Monday to Friday

Your local Faculty Administrator is Claire McEvoy.

Your Events Administrators are Katie McMahon and Caroline Johnson.

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