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 340 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  on the 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. Vice Chair, Welsh Council, Finances & Business Affairs

  • 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 David Wood, Deputy Welsh Council Representative
  • Dr Paul Mitchell, AiT Representative
  • Dr Tom Kneale, Local Advocate, Education Lead
  • Dr John Thompson, Welsh Council Representative
  • Mrs Shelagh Hughes, Practice Manager Representative
  • Dr Dulal Banerjee
  • Dr Roger Ramsay

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.

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.

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.

Wales Local Advocate Programme

On the 1st October 2017 RCGP Wales appointed 7 Advocates.  Their role is to support the work of the College in Wales in supporting strategic healthcare planning at the LHB level and identifying service development opportunities for general practice. They pull through resource and experience from the RCGP at local and national level, add richness and expertise to local plans.  For more information please contact Andrew Evans.

Faculty News

The next Faculty Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 7 November at 7pm in Llandudno. (This meeting will also include the AGM)

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 recently hosted this years Harvard Davis Lecture on the 7 September 2018.  Our guest speaker was Dr David Nicholl, Consultant Neurologist at City Hospital and University Hospital Birmingham, who gave a talk about his work on Injustice, and aspects such as how to keep your job whilst keeping your principles, and still keep smiling.

The second North Wales GP Schools event has also taken place on the 20 September at Venue Cymru Conference Centre in Llandudno, and was a great success with 58 students attending.

Details of further forthcoming North Wales Faculty meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed via the Upcoming Events box on the right with more being added soon.  

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.

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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