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
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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.
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
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.
RCGP Wales, Regus House, Falcon Drive, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4RU.
Tel: 029 2050 4038
Fax: 029 2050 4300
The office is open from 08:30 am to 17:00 pm.