South East Wales Faculty
Dr Cathy Sloan, Provost and FFC Chair
Dr Simon Braybrook, Chair
Dr Maria Dyban, Vice Chair
Dr Lisa Palmer, Honorary Secretary
Dr Tom de Souza, Honorary Treasurer
Dr Mair Hopkin, Council Representative
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 Simon Braybrook. Faculty Chair
Dr Cathy Sloan. Faculty Provost
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.
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: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/campaign-home/about-the-campaign/contact-your-am.aspx
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 Shelley Leeson, Faculty Administrator
The next Faculty board meeting will take place on Tuesday 7 February 2017 at 19:30 at the Holiday Inn, Cardiff, 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.
The South East Wales Annual General Meeting will be taking place Thursday 26 January 2017 at The Celtic Manor Newport and we are delighted to have Dr David Drew, author of 'Little stories of life and death @ NHSWhistleBlowr' speaking about NHS whistleblower : The Canary in the Coal Mine.
The Faculty have a number of annual events including Essential Knowledge Updates and Safeguarding Children Level 3 held every 6 months with the next course taking place on 24 January 2017. AiTs are also encouraged to enrol on MRCGP CSA Preparation course each year.
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.
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 award bursaries for Students, AiTs and First5 GPs to attend the RCGP National Conference. Further details will be posted in the Faculty eBulletin circulated on the 4th Tuesday each month.
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.
RCGP South East Wales Faculty
Telephone: 0203 188 7765
Fax: 029 2050 4300
Faculty Administrator: Shelley Leeson
A voicemail system is in operation when the office is closed. Please call before visiting the office.