South East Wales Faculty

Faculty officers

Dr Cathy Sloan, Provost and FFC Chair

Dr Mair Hopkin, Interim Chair and UK Council Representative

Dr Maria Dyban, Vice Chair

Dr Lisa Palmer, Honorary Secretary

Dr Tom de Souza, Honorary Treasurer

Faculty board

Dr Helen Nicholls (AiT rep - Glamorgan)

Dr Michael Taliercio (AiT rep - Cardiff)

Dr Isobel Mitchell (AiT rep - Gwent)

Dr Isolde Shore-Nye (First5 rep)

Dr Claire Campbell (First5 rep)

Dr Nazia Hussain (First5 rep)

Dr Hannah Willoughby (First5 rep)

Dr Jane Fenton-May (Welsh Council rep)

Dr Simon Braybrook - Faculty Chair (Welsh Council rep)

Dr Rebecca Payne (Welsh Council rep)

Dr Cathy Sloan (Welsh Council rep)

Dr Claire Campbell (Deputy Welsh Council rep)

Dr Rob Morgan (Membership Forum (MLG) rep)

Dr Lisa Palmer (Deputy Membership Forum rep)

Dr Andrew Jones (Non-Principal rep)

Prof. Kamila Hawthorne (FFC member)

Dr Andrew Cooper (FFC member)

Dr Jon Campbell (FFC member)

Dr Hannah Willoughby (International rep)

Dr Kate Hughes

Dr Rhian Williams

Dr Mair Hopkin, Interim Faculty Chair


Cathy Sloan

Dr Cathy Sloan. Faculty Provost









About us

The South East Wales Faculty supports over 1000 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in Cardiff, Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire, Newport, Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

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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.

The Future of Healthcare in Wales

We all know how important general practice is to the future of healthcare in Wales. With the elections coming up in May, now is the prime opportunity to ask our current representatives to put general practice front and centre of the political debate by adding our ideas to their party manifestos.

If hundreds of us push our AMs to include our ideas in their manifestos, they will see how important these issues are to voters.

Click the following hyperlink to email your AM now:

General practice is struggling. Despite making 90% of the patient contacts in the NHS, GPs only receive 7.8% of the funding. Mounting paperwork, lack of money to spend on staff, buildings and IT, no time to discover new ways of approaching problems, an ageing population, and more people with complicated health problems, means that GPs are close to breaking point and patients are struggling to get appointments. In Wales, we need 400 more GPs by 2020 to plug the gap.

It’s easy to tell your representative to lobby their party to include our suggestions in our manifesto. Just click on the link and fill in your details, change the letter if you want to, and then send it off. All in a few clicks!

Our campaigning is working. So far in Wales, thanks to our campaigning, we have secured a primary care workforce plan and £123.5m for primary care. Help us protect general practice for the future.

All Wales Mentoring Scheme

If we want to attract and retain newly qualified doctors as GPs we need to improve the support they receive and enhance their opportunities for professional and personal development. One way of doing this is through mentoring. We will be running a further mentoring events later in the year.  If you are interested in helping your new GP colleagues by becoming a mentor, please contact Kirsty Dodd, Faculty Administrator

Faculty News

The next Faculty board meeting will take place on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at 19:30 at the Holiday Inn Cardiff North, and includes a light buffet supper at 19:00. If you would like to be part of discussions and decisions involving CPD, College benefits and other opportunities in your faculty, please contact Kirsty Dodd, Faculty Administrator.


Wales Local Advocate Programme  

The College is now expanding the Local Advocate Programme to place a local advocate in each Health Board acting to pull through resource and experience from the RCGP at local and national level, and add richness and expertise to local plans. 

The aim is to support the work of the College in Wales in influencing strategic healthcare planning, identifying service development opportunities for general practice and providing a key operational and strategic link at a local level. 

The advocate will be funded by the RCGP for one session per month.  This is a superb opportunity and RCGP Wales looks forward to working with Local Advocates. 

Please view the job description and complete an application form,  closing date for applications is 21 July 2017.

If you are interested in the role please contact Andy Evans, Faculty Support Manager Wales on 020 3188 7768 or South East Wales Chair. 



Faculty Events

Details of further forthcoming South East Wales Faculty meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed via the Upcoming Events box on the right.

Faculty Initiatives


We have a Faculty Fellowship committee to consider and support the nomination process. If you wish to join the Fellowship committee or know of a GP who would be suitable for a nomination please contact us.

What is Fellowship?

RCGP National Conference Bursaries

Each year the Faculty awards bursaries for Students, AiTs and First5 GPs to attend the RCGP National Conference.  Further details will be posted in the Faculty eBulletin.

General Practice Prize

The Faculty prize in General Practice is also awarded annually and presented at the AGM or Harvard Davis Lecture. The criteria for this prize is currently being revised.  Further details will follow shortly. 


Contact us

RCGP South East Wales Faculty
Regus House
Falcon Drive
Cardiff Bay 
CF10 4RU

Telephone: 0203 188 7764
Fax: 029 2050 4300

Faculty Administrator: Kirsty Dodd
A voicemail system is in operation when the office is closed. Please call before visiting the office.



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