RCGP Northern Ireland

About Northern Ireland

RCGP Northern Ireland aims to represent its members working in Northern Ireland and to address local issues and aspirations. It also aims to influence the work of the Royal College and governmental policy, where appropriate, in order to try and ensure Northern Ireland members' views are heard.

RCGPNI represents over 1400 members in Northern Ireland, accounting for over 80% of all Northern Ireland GPs.

Activities of RCGPNI include:

  • Membership support
  • Representation on health committees and working groups
  • Political engagement
  • Joint liaisons and working strategies (including policy development) with other professional bodies
  • Consultation responses
  • Establishment and facilitation of working groups in areas such as quality, patient participation and membership development
  • Support for practice based staff
  • Provision of CPD courses and events

RCGP Northern Ireland Council

The RCGP Northern Ireland Council is made up of elected member GPs, appointed lay representatives and representatives of a number of pertinent organisations. Council members are elected from the general Northern Ireland membership who, as far as possible, represent a geographic spread of the whole of the country. These members give voluntarily of their time to further the objectives of the College in Northern Ireland.

The Chair of RCGPNI Council is Dr Laurence Dorman.

Email: NICouncil@rcgp.org.uk
Twitter: @laurence903

RCGPNI Council meetings take place on a quarterly basis with the Annual General Meeting being held in November. All members are entitled to attend the Council meetings as observers and should declare their intention to attend by emailing the NI Finance & Council Coordinator, Bronagh McCann on Bronagh.McCann@rcgp.org.uk.


Northern Ireland Council Executive Committee

RCGP Northern Ireland Council Executive Committee is a sub group of RCGPNI Council.

The RCGPNI working groups feed into the RCGP Northern Ireland Council Executive Committee who ensure that RCGPNI Council are kept fully informed of ongoing activity by the working groups.

For more information please contact Bronagh.McCann@rcgp.org.uk


RCGPNI Publications

 


RCGP Northern Ireland e-Digest

RCGPNI produces an e-newsletter which keeps members informed of its work as well as upcoming events and opportunities to get involved. This is distributed on a weekly basis. You should automatically receive this if you are a member.

If you have any queries regarding the e-Digest, or are a member and would like to submit an article for consideration for inclusion please contact NICouncil@rcgp.org.uk. You can manage your subscriptions at My RCGP.


Committees and Groups of RCGPNI

Quality Committee

The RCGPNI Quality Forum take forward existing and new quality initiatives on behalf of the Northern Ireland Council.  

Members' Forum

The Members' Forum brings together representatives from across the membership spectrum in Northern Ireland and is reflective of geographical spread of GPs throughout the province. 

The role of the Forum is to support all members throughout their careers and act as the members' voice. It provides a platform for the College to respond to issues affecting membership in Northern Ireland and to develop and share new initiatives at area and Northern Ireland level including: Fellowship, CPD programming, membership communications and member engagement. 

If you would like more information on the Members' Forum please contact Michelle.Newell@rcgp.org.uk


Patient Group membership opportunities

If you want to be involved in the Patient Group, on behalf of patients in Northern Ireland, and continue enhancing the quality of services delivered by GPs read more.


Associates in Training and First5 Representatives

RCGPNI engage with Associates in Training via a number of mediums including College wide member bulletins and educational events specifically targeted towards their needs.

Your AiT representative is Dr Katie Henderson.

Your First5 representative is Dr Nicola Topping.

If you would like to contact Katie or Nicola, please email Michelle.Newell@rcgp.org.uk

Learn more about your AiT membership here.

For more resources and support for First5 members visit the website.


RCGPNI Undergraduate Medical Champions

The Undergarduate Champions act as a point of contact for undergraduate medical students who are keen to gain a deeper understanding about choosing general practice as a career. The provision of such advice aims to help medical students in their career decision making processes. The doctors will work with the Department of General Practice at Queen's University Belfast to promote general practice as a career for undergraduate medical students.

For more information see the Student membership page.


Fellowship in Northern Ireland

RCGPNI has a very active Fellowship programme with several distinguished General Practitioners receiving their Fellowship. If you would like to nominate a colleague for this esteemed accolade please contact Michelle.Newell@rcgp.org.uk or on 020 3188 7722 .


Continuing Professional Development

RCGPNI provide an educational programme during the course of the year with concessional rates for members. Please use the website events search function to find a course for you and book online. Information is also available in the monthly member e-newsletter. If you have any suggestions for future events or courses, please contact Fiona.Monaghan@rcgp.org.uk


Contact us

4 Cromac Place
Ormeau Road
Belfast
BT7 2JB

Email: NICouncil@rcgp.org.uk
Phone: 020 3188 7722

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