South West Wales Faculty
Dr Mark Vaughan, Provost
Dr Will Mackintosh, Chair
Dr Dave Wilson, Secretary
Dr Keith Hawkins, Treasurer
Dr Rebecca Jenkison, (First5 Rep)
Dr Kerry Phillips (Members Forum Rep)
Dr Rhian Thomas (AiT Rep)
Dr James Mitchell (AiT Rep)
Dr Barrie Robertson (AiT Rep)
Dr Julie Keely (Education Lead)
Dr Roddy Evans (Education Lead)
Dr Suchitra Vijayanarasimhan (International Rep)
Dr Duncan Williams (Board Member)
Dr Bridget Gwynne (Board Member)
Dr Jon Morris (Board Member)
Dr Will Mackintosh. Faculty Chair
Dr Mark Vaughan. Faculty Provost
The South West Wales Faculty supports over 530 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training in an area covering Swansea in the south, up to Aberystwyth in the north and Builth Wells in the east.
Dr Mark Vaughan (Provost) Dr Will Mackintosh (Chair) Dr Dave Wilson (Secretary) Dr Keith Hawkins (Treasurer)
Dr Mark Vaughan (Welsh & UK Council Rep) Dr Rebecca Jenkinson (First5 Rep) Dr Kerry Phillips (Board Member) Dr Julie Keely (Education Lead) Dr Roddy Evans (Education Lead) Dr Suchitra Vijayanarasimhan (International Rep) Dr Duncan Williams (Board Member) Dr Bridget Gwynne (Board Member) Dr Jon Morris (Board Member) Dr Sanjiv Khanna (International Rep) Dr Gemma Jones (Board Member) Dr Katie Williams (AiT Representative)
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 next Board Meeting will take place 9 February 2017 at Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen. Please contact the Faculty Office for the details if you wish to join us at the meeting or dial in.
All members are invited to attend board meetings. If you would like to discuss any item covered or would like an item to be considered at a future meeting, please contact us.
Up and coming events are Planning for Retirement, AKT Research and Statistics Day and Avoid harm and reduce your risk.
We are always striving to provide events and activities that are of benefit to members locally. Your views are important to us, so if you have any ideas or suggestions for future initiatives, or feedback on the services you have received from us, please contact us.
Details of forthcoming South West 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?
The All Wales Mentoring scheme aims to provide confidential support to newly qualified GPs. We currently have 5 Mentors available who can listen, guide and help you to choose the correct path. If you would like further details please contact the Faculty Administrator.
Retired GPs are invited to attend an informal Retired Doctors Meeting at the Mariners Hotel on the first Monday of each month (apart from bank holidays) at 20.00. The meeting is convened by Dr Dasos Zanguras and Dr Roger Burns. All doctors not just GPs are welcome.
Possible topics include retirement activities. Also we all have contact with other professionals and in the current health service crisis they may need a lot of support. We network with many people and explaining the current crisis might be important. The seven day week. The fundamental philosophy and ideology, or just ranting are all acceptable.
Come and share an evening amongst others and try it out ...
Hester Mannion was last years winner of the Student Prize, congratulations to all entrants which were of a very high standard.
Katie Williams was last years Annual Conference Bursary winner and will be attending the Annual General Meeting to feedback on her experience.
Access our AiT Handbook [PDF] which has everything you need to know as a Trainee from the very start of your training.
How to survive as a new GP
Starting out as a newly qualified GP is exciting - the start if a stimulating and rewarding career. But it can also be tough. Overwhelmed, unsupported, isolated: these are words sometimes mentioned by those who have left their training posts and starting out as independent general practitioners. What should be the beginning of an inspirational and fulfilling journey can be tainted by clinical uncertainty, time pressures and a lack of sense of direction.
Surviving as a New GP [PDF]is a concise guide that hopes to bridge the gap, download your copy now.
RCGP South West Wales Faculty
Telephone: 0203 188 7764
Fax: 029 2050 4300
Follow us on Twitter @rcgpSWWales
Faculty Administrator: Kirsty Dodd
A voicemail system is in operation when the office is closed. Please call before visiting the office.