South East Wales Faculty

Welcome from South East Wales Faculty

A warm welcome from South East Wales Faculty.  We are a group of volunteer RCGP members who provide local networking, education and support for members in the area. We cover Cardiff, Torfaen, Monmouthshire, Newport, Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taff and the Vale of Glamorgan supporting over 1000 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 in February, June, September and November to 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 South East 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 Isolde Shore-Nye - Chair
  • Dr Cathy Sloan - Provost 
  • Dr Maria Dyban - Vice Chair
  • Dr Tom De Souza - Vice Chair 
  • Dr Lisa Palmer - Honorary Secretary 
  • Dr Jon Campbell - Honorary Treasurer 
  • Dr Shubna Sangal - Shadow Treasurer 

Faculty Board members 

  • Dr Mair Hopkin -  UK Council Representative
  • Dr Rebecca Payne - Welsh Council Representative
  • Dr Jane Fenton-May - Welsh Council Representative
  • Dr Tanya Beer - Welsh Council Representative
  • Dr Claire Campbell - Deputy Welsh Council Representative
  • Dr Anish Kotecha - First5 Representative
  • Dr Viv Nicholls - First5 Representative
  • Dr Lucinda Raudaschl - First5 Representative
  • Dr Premini Balasekaran - First5 Representative
  • Dr Isobel Mitchell - AiT Representative
  • Nicole Abel - Foundation Representative
  • Afua Amoah-Arko - Student Representative
  • Emily Lloyd - Student Representative
  • Dr Suzanne Thickens - Local Advocate
  • Dr Nazia Hussain
  • Dr Hannah Willoughby
  • Dr Liam Taylor
  • Dr James Mullan
  • Dr Kate Hughes
  • Dr Bethan Roberts


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.


All Wales Mentoring Scheme

The All Wales Mentoring scheme aims to provide confidential support to newly qualified GPs.  If you would like further details please contact the Faculty Administrator.


Faculty News

The next Faculty board meeting will take place on 18 September 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 

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, and add richness and expertise to local plans. For more information please contact Andrew Evans.


Faculty Events

Up coming events for the Faculty are Sepsis Day , Gastro Day, Post CCT Event, Telephone Triage and Consultation Skills and Dermoscopy for Beginners.

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

Fellowship

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.

Student Prize

The student prize was awarded at the 2017 RCGP Wales Gala Dinner to Alexander Hackney.


Contact us

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

T: 0203 188 7764
E: sewales@rcgp.org.uk

Opening hours

Office opening hours: 08:45 – 15:15, Monday to Thursday 

Your local Faculty Administrator is Kirsty Dodd

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