North Wales Faculty

Croeso / Welcome from the North Wales Faculty. We aim to provide the benefits of RCGP membership to colleagues closer to home. You are probably reading this because you already work in North Wales in where you are also most likely to be enjoying the beautiful beaches and fantastic countryside it offers. The North Wales Faculty covers an area stretching from Barmouth to Flint and is one of the smallest Faculties with 365 members, Fellows, and Associates in training.

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16 July 2024

SCA cases and panel discussion (free preparation webinar)

Join us for the concluding instalment of our two-part series of FREE webinars on the SCA exam, led by esteemed professionals Dr Roger Neighbour, Dr Robin Simpson, and Dr Jim Bartlett. With extensive experience as examiners and facilitators of successful SCA prep courses for the RCGP, they bring a wealth of knowledge to guide you through this crucial examination.

24 July 2024

Telephone consulting and triage skills

This online course will provide you with a real understanding of how to manage the risks involved in remote telephone consultations and the benefits this work can bring when practiced effectively. This day will give you tools and techniques to best handle remote telephone consultations.

24 August 2024

Manchester Pride 2024

We are excited to announce that the RCGP has once again been selected to have an official presence at the Manchester Pride Parade on Saturday 24th August 2024. Join RCGP and walk with us in the parade. Register now for your free parade wristbands! It is such an amazing atmosphere to be part of the parade and a day to remember. If the sun is shining it 'could' possible be better than Liverpool's Eurovision! 'Could'!! Everyone is welcome to join us, GPs, team members, patients, friends, family, EVERYONE. You don't have to be LGBTQ+, you just need to support!

04 September 2024

RCGP Wales - SCA Exam: Half-Day Preparation Course, 4 September AM

This is a short, intensive half-day course delivered by experienced SCA examiners. Focusing on the consulting skills which are most likely to improve your performance in the SCA exam.

Next Board meeting

Board meeting dates for 2024:

  • Tuesday 3 September 2024, via Zoom
  • Tuesday 12 November 2024, via Zoom (This meeting includes the AGM) 

The Faculty Board is made up of local GP volunteers who provide local networking, education, and support for members in the area. We meet four times per year to progress local engagement activities and discuss issues pertinent to members, which are then fed back to Welsh Council and College Council. Local members are welcome to attend Board meetings and participate in these discussions – we are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us develop our local engagement programme and to raise awareness of the demographic issues and needs of GPs and patients alike. 

First5 Group

Having completed your training, the next step awaits! Join Dr Hayley Jones, the North Wales Faculty First5 Lead, for a complimentary exclusive learning experience designed specifically for First5s. These informal gatherings are about peer support, engaging evening sessions for career advancement, learning sessions, and networking opportunities. The evening begins with a meal, followed by an insightful talk from a guest speaker on a relevant topic. If you would like to be informed about future events please contact the Faculty office.

Local training and development

Fellowship

June 2023

Celebrate your outstanding career achievements and receive the recognition of your peers by applying for RCGP Fellowship - our highest grade of membership, and mark of excellence and recognition of your distinguished contribution to general practice. We have a Faculty Fellowship Committee to consider and support the nomination process, and you can find full details of applying for the Fellowship on our webpage RCGP Fellowship. Contact us if you are unsure about any part of Fellowship or want to know more about the process.

The Faculty actively encourages its members of five years' plus standing to consider putting themselves forward for Fellowship. We have a Faculty Fellowship Committee (FFC) within the Faculty who can offer advice and support through the Faculty office. 

Mentoring

June 2023

Connect, support, grow: RCGP Mentoring offers an array of complimentary resources to help you navigate the mentoring process, supporting you in your role as a mentee or mentor and ensuring that your mentoring relationships are enjoyable and productive.

Awards and prizes

Annual Dr David Wood Memorial Student Bursary

The Faculty annually offers a chance for a student to attend the RCGP Annual Conference. This year's entry deadline has passed. 

Prize draw: RCGP Annual Conference 2024 tickets

The Faculty recently awarded four Annual Conference Bursary tickets through a prize draw, each valid for two days. The recipients of tickets included an AiT, First5, Member and a Fellow.

Why attend the RCGP Annual Conference?

The RCGP Annual Conference is an event for GPs and practice team colleagues, showcasing the latest clinical and policy developments across the UK and bringing together an impressive range of inspirational speakers.

Whether you’re seeking to develop your clinical knowledge, connect with peers within our diverse community, or celebrate general practice and the vital part you play, our Annual Conference provides the ideal platform to re-energise and get inspired to continue working in our amazing profession.

Meet your Faculty

Faculty Officers

  • Dr Tom Kneale, Chair
  • Prof Peter Saul, Provost
  • Dr Sioned Enlli, Honorary Secretary

Faculty Board members

  • Dr Kavita Verma
  • Dr Dulal Banerjee
  • Dr Selena Harris
  • Dr Nia Jones
  • Dr Meleri Evans
  • Dr Carwyn Jones
  • Dr Tom Windsor-Lewis
  • Jane Ford, Practice Manager Representative
  • Dr Mark Walker, LCARM Representative 
  • Dr Hayley Jones, First5 Lead
  • Dr Kayode Makinde, AiT Representative

Faculty Board Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for the following positions:

  • Board Members
  • Climate and sustainability lead
  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Representative
  • Honorary Treasurer

For more information, please contact us.

Contact us

RCGP North Wales Faculty
4th Floor
Cambrian Buildings
Mount Stuart Square
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 5FL

Telephone: 020 3188 7697
Email: nwales@rcgp.org.uk

Office opening hours:

Monday: 08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00

Your Faculty Support Officer is Angela Hodgetts.

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