South West Wales Faculty

Faculty officers

  • Dr Mark Vaughan, Provost
  • Dr Will Mackintosh, Chair
  • Dr Dave Wilson, Secretary
  • Dr Keith Hawkins, Treasurer

Faculty board

  • 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

Dr Mark Vaughan. Faculty Provost

About us

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.

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Faculty Representatives

Faculty Officers

Dr Mark Vaughan (Provost) Dr Will Mackintosh (Chair) Dr Dave Wilson (Secretary) Dr Keith Hawkins (Treasurer)

Faculty Board

Dr Mark Vaughan (Welsh & UK Council Rep) Dr Katie Williams (First5 Rep) Dr Ritu Nirula (First5 Rep) Dr Kerry Phillips (Board Member) Dr Julie Keely (Education Lead) Dr Roddy Evans (Education Lead) Dr Suchitra Vijayanarasimhan (International Rep) Dr Shanti Karupiah (Board Member) Dr Bridget Gwynne (Board Member) Dr Vivek Buntwal (Board Member) Dr Jon Morris (Board Member) Dr Sanjiv Khanna (International  Rep) Dr Gemma Jones (Board Member) Becky James (Student Rep) Hannah Walrond (Student Rep)

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.

Faculty News

The next Board Meeting will take place on 8 February 2018 at The 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. 

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 and coming event is Dermoscopy for Beginners

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.

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?


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 Bursaries

Amber Wheatley is this years winner of the Student Prize, congratulations to all entrants which were of a very high standard.

Dr Siobhan Wild, Dr Lauren Thomas, Dr Jon Morris Dr Emmanuel Owoso and Dr Patricia Hanna were the Annual Conference Bursary winners in 2017.

Associates in Training

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.

Contact us

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

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.

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