North Wales Faculty

Welcome from the North Wales Faculty 

A warm welcome from North Wales Faculty. We are a group of volunteer RCGP members who provide local networking, education and support for members in the area. We cover an area stretching from Barmouth to Flint, supporting over 420 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training.

The Faculty has a particular interest in supporting our members' CPD and professional development and provide a range of education courses, tailored to local needs, as well as bursaries and awards to support and recognise innovation and development.  

Get involved

We meet four times per year; the next meeting will take place via Skype on 13 September 2018, with subsequent meetings on 7 November 2018 (this meeting will include the AGM) and 7 February 2019. Here we progress our local engagement activities and discuss issues pertinent to our members, which are then fed back to Welsh Council and College Council.

Local members are very welcome to attend Board meetings and participate in these discussions – we are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us develop our local engagement programme and to raise awareness of the demographic issues and needs of GPs and patients alike.

If you would like to find out more about the Faculty and your local GP network we would be delighted to hear from you.

Upcoming events

We provide education courses and networking events throughout the region and many of these events contribute to CPD and professional development.   

If you have ideas or suggestions for what would benefit the membership locally please contact the Faculty - your views are important.

View all learning and social events in North Wales

Our blog

Read our blog to find out more about our key projects, local events and highlights of our work.

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

Dr Paul Myres. Faculty ChairDr Paul Myres. Chair, Welsh Council Representative

Dr Martin O'Donnel. Faculty ProvostDr Martin O'Donnell. Provost, Welsh Council Representative

  • Dr Alec Jones - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Peter Saul - Honorary Treasurer, Deputy UK Representative, Welsh Council Representative
  • Dr Sioned Enlli, UK Council Representative, Welsh Council Representative

Faculty Board members

  • Dr Martin O'Donnell, Welsh Council Representative
  • Dr David Wood, Deputy Welsh Council Representative
  • Dr Paul Mitchell, AiT Representative
  • Dr Tom Kneale, Local Advocate, Education Lead
  • Mrs Shelagh Hughes, Practice Manager Representative

Faculty News

The next Faculty Board meeting will be held at Thursday 13 September 7.30pm via Skype.

All members are invited to attend faculty board meetings as an observer. If you would like to discuss any item covered or would like an item to be considered at a future meeting, please don't hesitate to contact us.
  • In line with our sustainability policy, all our communications are now distributed electronically. Please make sure we have your up to date email address.

Faculty Events

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.

The Faculty are hosting this years Harvard Davis Lecture on the 7 September 2018, 7pm at The Imperial Hotel in Llandudno. Our guest speaker is Dr David Nicholl, Consultant Neurologist at City Hospital and University Hospital Birmingham.

His talk will cover his work on Injustice  and aspects such as how to keep your job whilst keeping your principles, and still keep smiling.

This event will be available for online booking soon. If you would like Angela to let you know when online booking is available please email Angela

Faculty Initiatives



The North Wales Faculty has 30 Fellows. We have an active Fellowship committee who regularly review applications and encourage members to apply for Fellowship. If you wish to self nominate or nominate someone else, please contact the Faculty or Central College Fellowship for further advice. We can provide guidance and support you through the process.

RCGP fellowship

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. 

Contact us

RCGP North Wales Faculty
North Wales Medical Trust
Tyldesley House
Clarence Road
LL30 1TW

T: 020 3188 7697

Opening hours

Office opening hours: 09.30 – 14.30, Monday to Thursday 

Your local Faculty Administrator is Angela Thomas.

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