RCGP Wales First5 group is proud to present an exciting new conference for GPs, driving the development of general practice in Wales.
The main speaker, Dr Dawn Harper of Channel 4's 'Embarrassing Bodies', has vast experience in the media, and will share her experiences of media as a powerful tool in medicine. A panel of portfolio GPs will provide insight into how general practice can provide many career options. There will also be clinical breakout sessions in the afternoon, focusing on significant event analysis, chronic pain, dermatology and sexual health.
After a certificate presentation ceremony for new RCGP members, there will be a 3 course evening meal, providing a chance to socialise and network with friends and colleagues. To round off the event the infamous 'Amateur Transplants' will be performing, followed by dancing to the end of the night.
The event will also feature a poster competition, for which there will be two cash prizes. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to submit a poster.
Tickets for the full day are priced at £100 for members of RCGP, and £120 for non-members. There are, however, various price options for those who only want to attend certain elements of the event- please contact us at email@example.com if you would like more information.
For those who wish to book in groups we are running an 'early bird' rate of '5 for the price of 4' until the end of June 2014. Again, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of this offer.
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 2014/15 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.
RCGP Wales Gala Awards Evening
On Friday the 28 March 2014 we held our annual Gala Awards Evening to celebrate the best of general practice in Wales.
At the event Dr Paul Myres, Chair of RCGP Wales, presented the awards for RCGP Wales patient-nominated GP of the year 2013, and Practice Team of the Year 2013. The winners were:
GP of the Year 2013
- Winner: Dr Stuart Thomas, Wellspring Medical Centre, Risca
- Runner Up: Dr Anthony Davies, Meddygfa Tywi Surgery, Carmarthen
- Runner Up: Dr John Roberts, Roseneath Medical Practice, Buckley
Shortlisted from over 172 GP nominations across Wales, their patients described the consistently high level of outstanding care that they provide.
Practice Administration Team of the Year 2013 (Joint Winners)
- Meddygfa Betws-y-Coed, Conwy
- Kings Surgery, Port Talbot
Practices across Wales exemplified the level of service and care they delivered to their patients which the independent judging panel and patients commended highly.
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
Keep up to date with what we’re doing
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 2014 are:
- Thursday 15 May, 10:30 am, Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
- Thursday 4 September, 10:30am, venue to be confirmed
- Thursday 6 November (includes AGM), 10:30am, venue to be confirmed
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
RCGP Wales, Regus House, Falcon Drive, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4RU.
Twitter : www.twitter.com/RCGPWales
Tel: 020 3188 7755
Fax: 020 3188 7756
The office is open from 08:30 to 17:00.
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:
Tel: 01492 877854
Tel: 020 3188 7764
Tel: 020 3188 7765
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.