RCGP Wales

RCGP Wales GP of the Year Award 2018 Nominated by Patients

This award, which commends GPs for the difference they make to their patients' lives, is nominated by members of the public who feel that their GP has provided them with an outstanding level of care above and beyond the call of duty.

The aim of this award is to identify a General Practitioner who goes above and beyond what might reasonably be expected. Please bear this in mind when completing the form.

The nomination will be judged solely on this form.

Please ensure that all sections are completed.

There are two ways in which to nominate your GP, either online by completing the Online Nomination Form or downloading the Postal Nomination Form.

All nominations will be judged solely on the information you provide so please ensure that all sections are completed.

The closing date for the GP of the Year Awards 2018, Nominated by Patients is Friday 27 July 2018

Nominations will be judged by the lay members of the RCGP Wales Patient Group who meet regularly throughout the year to discuss patient related issues.

All finalists and those who nominated them will be invited to the RCGP Wales Gala Awards evening which will be held in November 2018 (date to be confirmed) where the finalists and winner will be announced.

The winner of the GP of the Year Award 2017, Nominated by Patients was Dr Richard Evans from Llanilar Health Centre, Aberystwyth. See a full list of the 2017 winners and runners up.

No correspondence will be entered into relating to the adjudication of this award.

Nominate the RCGP Wales GP of the Year Award 2018 Nominated by Patients

Contact

For further information about the RCGP Wales GP of the Year Award 2018, Nominated by Patients please contact:

Lesley Hills
Project Manager
lesley.hills@rcgp.org.uk
020 3188 7759

RCGP Wales Practice Team of the Year Award 2018, Nominated by Patients

The Practice Team of the Year Award recognises the positive impact on patients' lives and outstanding level of care delivered by the whole healthcare team working within a practice including GPs, Practice Managers, staff and the wide variety of healthcare professionals.

The aim of this award is to identify a general practice team which goes above and beyond what might reasonably be expected. Please bear this in mind when completing the form.

The nomination will be judged solely on this form.

Please ensure that all sections are completed.

The closing date for all nominations is: Friday 27 July 2018

There are two ways in which to nominate your Practice Team, either online by completing the Online Nomination Form or downloading the Postal Nomination Form.

Nominations will be judged by the lay members of the RCGP Wales Patient Group who meet regularly throughout the year to discuss patient related issues.

All finalists and those who nominated them will be invited to the RCGP Wales Gala Awards evening which will be held in November 2018 (date to be confirmed) where the finalists and winner will be announced.

The winner of the Practice Team of the Year Award 2017, Nominated by Patients was Abersychan Medical Practice, Pontypool. See a full list of the 2017 winners and runners up.

No correspondence will be entered into relating to the adjudication of this award.

Nominate the RCGP Wales Practice Team Award 2018 Nominated by Patients

Contact

For further information about the RCGP Wales GP of the Year Award 2018, Nominated by Patients please contact:

Lesley Hills
Project Manager
lesley.hills@rcgp.org.uk
020 3188 7759

The primary purpose of the college in Wales is to facilitate the provision of high quality medical care by promoting and supporting general practice and general practitioners. In 1997 Welsh Health care became the responsibility of the Welsh Government and so RCGP Wales focuses particularly on that which is relevant to Wales.


What we do

Working with Welsh Assembly Members, Local Health Boards and the Welsh Government, our activities include:

  • delivering training courses and other educational activities
  • raising the quality of patient care through quality initiatives and awards, for example, the RCGP Certificates in substance misuse
  • responding to government consultations and representing GPs and our members in particular, on Welsh Government working groups - including the GP National Specialist Advisory Group (NSAG)
  • encouraging research in general practice to improve the evidence base for standards and guidance on best practice
  • Supporting the setting of standards and clinical guidelines for clinical care
  • supporting members by providing opportunities for doctors to network and share ideas, including the RCGP Wales Annual Conference and with the Wales Mental Health in Primary Care Network (WaMH in PC) which is currently supporting Welsh Government with the implementation of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure.
  • We run a Twitter page at RCGP Wales twitter and a Facebook Page at RCGP Wales Facebook. We use these pages to inform members and colleagues in allied professions what is currently topical in RCGP Wales as well comment on issues of the day. Members and colleagues are free to respond to these posts with comments and have their say.


Women's Health Event – Joint RCGP Wales / British Menopause Society meeting

Date: 7 September 2018                                         

Duration: One day

Location: Village Hotel, Cardiff                                 

CPD: 6 hours

Organiser: RCGP Wales / BMS

Overview: Let's talk about real women's issues in the real world 

This meeting will provide you with the opportunity to discuss women's post-reproductive health and is open to all health professionals – GPs, clinic doctors, gynaecologists, specialist and practice nurses, O&G and GP trainees. We also welcome anyone allied to the health profession with an interest in women's health.

Fees

RCGP / RCN / BMS Member – Doctor / GP Trainee / Nurse / Other           £80
Non RCGP / RCN / BMS Member – Doctor / GP Trainee / Nurse / Other    £100

Booking

Further Information

Contact

E: lesley.hills@rcgp.org.uk
T: 020 3188 7759


RCGP Wales Newsletter 2018

July 2018 Newsletter 

Read the July edition of the Wales Newsletter [PDF]

Would you like to submit an article for publication in a future edition of the RCGP Wales Newsletter? If so, please email tony.lawrence@rcgp.org.uk in the first instance.


News from RCGP Wales 13 July 2018

View the guest blog from Dr Will Mackintosh, Chair of South West Wales Faculty, introducing  the RCGP Wales Essential Principles document [PDF]


RCGP Wales New Members' Ceremony

This year's New Members' Ceremony will be held at Hensol Castle, Vale of Glamorgan on Friday 9 November 2018. 


Bright Ideas Programme - Regional Events

The RCGP's Bright Ideas initiative recognises that GPs and practice staff regularly see opportunities to improve their practice, and often do so by taking a fresh and innovative approach. We want these new approaches to be recognised, celebrated and shared, to inspire other practices to consider implementing ideas which have been successful elsewhere to address issues in their practice and to encourage innovative thinking across general practice.


Membership Survey Results for Wales 2017


Welcome to the Health and Work Training Resource

RCGP Wales, in partnership with Healthy Working Wales and Wales Postgraduate Deanery is launching an online training resource about the Fit Note, linked to CPD. The resource can be accessed above.

The training is a mix of information and short clips to capture the essential information about supporting patients to return to work, where practical.

It has been designed for use by GPs and practices to support their learning, on the evidence around the importance of work to health, as well as the non-clinical patient management of early return to work using the Fitnote, and other available resources.

The training is flexible and allows GPs and practices to go at their own pace, either on their own or as a team.


Debbie Smithson, Practice Manager for Llanfair Surgery, Llandovery reported after testing the training resource:

"Success on a plate! The website presentation is easy on the eye, concise, user friendly, informative and professional".

Michelle Roberts, Practice Manager from Meddygfa Betws y Coed commented:

"Looks a really good training resource for staff and GPs.  Interesting and very clear resource to use and understand".

If you have any questions about the Health and Work Training Resource, contact us via email at Lesley.hills@rcgp.org.uk or telephone 020 3188 7759.


Welcome to the RCGP Wales Advance Care Planning Training Resource

Our Advance Care Planning Training Resource has been designed alongside the General Medical Council, Marie Curie, Macmillan Cancer Support, RCN, Stroke Association and many others - to support healthcare professionals from a wide variety of different backgrounds and experience, including people working in primary care and secondary care, and in residential care settings.

The aim of the training is to help participants to develop their understanding, skills and confidence in Advance Care Planning. The intention is that as a result, patients, clients and residents will be more likely to receive the care they would wish for at the end of their life.

How to use this resource

This course, which can be accessed at RCGP Wales Advance Care Planning Training Resource is shown in two parts with a supplementary series of interviews.

Part 1 of the training focuses on giving participants a shared understanding of what is meant by Advance Care Planning.

Part 2 of the training focuses on how to do Advance Care Planning and develops the approaches to Advance Care Planning conversations set out in Part 1.

Each course is self contained with its own navigation built in. View the screen prompts to progress through the training information.

In addition, the training resource includes an interview Library containing the full length interviews with each contributor.

This training resource provides you with everything you need to deliver this training, including the facilitators handbook plus general and participant information.

If you have any questions about the Advance Care Planning Training Resource, contact us via email at Lesley.Hills@rcgp.org.uk or telephone 020 3188 7759.


Keep up to date with what we're doing

Events, workshops and education

2nd Annual 'Dr Wales' Poster Competition

The  RCGP Wales Annual Poster Competition for  schools and colleges, has been won by a school pupil in Aberystwyth - Miss Grace Butler. The competition promotes Wales as a place to live and work as a GP. Grace has submitted a very lively and eye catching poster as shown below. Grace will be presented with her prize (£150) and winner's certificate on 9 July 2018 at Tyn y Coed Surgery, Bryncethin by Executive Officer Membership, and Vice Chair Elect, Dr Rob Morgan.

See Grace's winning poster below (Click Image to enlarge)

 

Image below show's Grace being presented with her Winners certificate by Dr Morgan at Tyn y Coed Surgery on 9 July 2018 (Click image to enlarge)

Grace being presented with her certificate      


Strengthening General Practice in Wales

The Welsh Government has significant opportunities to formulate its plans to safeguard the quality and sustainability of the Welsh NHS. RCGP Wales has issued a document that sets out key actions that must be taken to help equip the NHS in Wales.


Other Areas of Interest 


Campaign updates


RCGP Wales Patient Group - an introduction

The RCGP Wales Patient Group is an active and important part of the Royal College of General Practitioners in Wales, highlighting patient views and interests.


RCGP Wales key groups

  • End of Life Care Network Promotes good practice in end of life care. The network is currently focusing on: advance care planning.    
  • Wales Mental Health in Primary Care Network. Promotes improvement of mental health services in Wales. A diverse group, including professionals from the third sector, counselling and psychotherapy, social services, health boards, policy makers and psychiatrists as well as GPs.

Local Faculties

In addition to a base in Cardiff, the College in Wales is represented through three regional faculty offices in South West Wales, South East Wales and North Wales.


Contact us

RCGP Wales
Regus House
Falcon Drive
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 4RU

For Policy and Media requests, please contact Louis Urruty on Tel: 020 3188 7767, Email: Louis.Urruty@rcgp.org.uk

For all other enquiries, please contact the office on Tel: 020 3188 7755, Email: welshc@rcgp.org.uk

The office is open from 08:30-17:00.

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