South East Wales Faculty

Faculty officers

  • Dr Cathy Sloan, Provost and FFC Chair
  • Dr Mair Hopkin, Interim Chair and UK Council Representative
  • Dr Maria Dyban, Vice Chair
  • Dr Lisa Palmer, Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Tom de Souza, Honorary Treasurer

Faculty board

  • 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

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.

Dr Isolde Shore-Nye, Faculty Chair

Dr Maria Dyban, Faculty Vice Chair

Dr Tom De Souza, Faculty Vice Chair

Dr Cathy Sloan, Faculty Provost

Dr Lisa Palmer, Faculty Secretary

Dr Jon Campbell, Faculty Treasurer

Dr Shubna Sangal, Faculty Shadow Treasurer

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, Board Member

Dr Hannah Willoughby, Board Member

Dr Liam Taylor, Board Member

Dr James Mullan, Board Member

Dr Kate Hughes, Board Member

Dr Bethan Roberts, Board Member

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 Tuesday 13 February 2018 at 19:30 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 the What next GPs looking for the next challenge, Bright Ideas for general practice and Be The Best You

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


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.  2017 winners were Dr Michael Taliercio, Dr Bethan Anstee, Dr Tanya Beer and Dr Gaautham Ravishangar.


Student Prize

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

Contact us

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

Telephone: 0203 188 7764
Fax: 029 2050 4300

Faculty Administrator: Kirsty Dodd
A voicemail system is in operation when the office is closed.

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