RCGP Wales

RCGP Wales LARC Links

RCGP Wales has created the first online database of GP trainers across Wales in LARC techniques (coils and/or implants). The aim is to make it easier for GP trainees, as well as established GPs, to access training for LARC procedures within the primary care environment. You can view the database here.

Leadership Programme 2014: ‘Leaders for the Future’

Following the success of its first two programme cohorts, RCGP Wales are delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Leadership Programme.

The Return to Work Interview

Making it easier for the GP and the patient.

Do you sometimes find the return to work consultation challenging? Then come along to this practical, case study based CPD event. For more details please see the flyer for the event.

North Wales Outstanding GP development programme

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Visit the development programme website if you are interested in applying for the north Wales Outstanding GP Development Programme. Deadline for applications is Friday, 22 May 2015.

About us

RCGP Wales facilitates the provision of high quality medical care in Wales by promoting and supporting general practice and general practitioners. 

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 training.
  • 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

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How we work

We’re governed by the RCGP Welsh Council, which meets quarterly. Our Chair represents the views of RCGP Wales and its members on the RCGP UK Council.

RCGP Welsh Council meeting dates for 2015: TBC 

We also have close working relationships with Cardiff University's School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and School of Medicine as well as working alongside Swansea University's School of Medicine.

RCGP Wales operational plan

RCGP Wales key groups

Contact us

RCGP Wales
Regus House
Falcon Drive
Cardiff Bay
CF10 4RU

Email: welshc@rcgp.org.uk

Tel: 020 3188 7755
Fax: 020 3188 7756

The office is open between 08:30 to 17:00.

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 your local Faculty Administrator:

North Wales

Angela Thomas

Tel: 01492 877854



SW Wales

Kirsty Dodd

Tel: 020 3188 7764

email: swwales@rcgp.org.uk

SE Wales

Shelley Leeson

Tel: 020 3188 7765

email: sewales@rcgp.org.uk

Wales Coastal Path Sponsored Walk

As part of the RCGP 60th Anniversary, RCGP Wales has launched the All Wales Coastal Path sponsored walk.

We are asking RCGP Welsh members to support the celebrations and help us to walk the whole of the All Wales Coast Walk this year.

If you are interested in completing a segment of the walk, please contact your local Faculty Administrator, who will make a note of which segment you are completing. You are, of course, welcome to register for a segment that is not in your local area if you are traveling around during the year on holiday. This table details which segments have been or are due to be completed.


RCGP Wales GP of the Year Award

This Award, which commends GPs for the provision of an outstanding level of care, above and beyond the call of duty, is nominated by members of the public.

From the nominations received, a list of finalists including the runners up and winner are chosen by the lay representatives of the RCGP Wales’ Patient Partnership in Practice (PPiP) Group  who meet regularly throughout the year to discuss patient related issues.

Download the GP of the Year Award 2015 application form [PDF]

The closing date for nominations is 27 February 2015

RCGP Wales Out of Hours Awards 2015 peer nominated

This award is for the 

  • Clinician of the Year Award
  • Team of Member of the Year Award (non clinical)

How to apply

Application for Peer Nominated Out of Hours (OOH) Awards 2015 [PDF]

These Awards recognise the positive impact on patients’ lives, and the outstanding level of care delivered by members of the OOH team, in a stressful and busy environment.

Classification of a clinician: GP or Nurse

Classification of a team member (non clinical): includes drivers, receptionists, call handlers, managers, secretaries, rota team, administration staff, back office staff

All nominations will be judged by the lay representatives of the RCGP Wales’ Patient Partnership in Practice (PPiP) Group, together with an OOH representative from both North and South Wales.

The closing date for nominations is 27 February 2015

RCGP Wales Practice Team of the Year Award

This 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 Manager, administration staff and the wide variety of healthcare professionals, and is nominated by members of the public.

The ability to engage and work together as an effective team,  allows a practice to successfully provide a full range of services and excellent standards of care. High quality general practice is dependent on the entire practice team who all have a major impact on how services are received by patients.

From the nominations received, a list of finalists are chosen by the lay representatives of the RCGP Wales’ Patient Partnership in Practice (PPiP) Group, together with a Practice Manager.

The closing date for nominations is 27 February 2015

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