South West Wales Faculty

A warm welcome from South West Wales Faculty. We are a group of volunteer RCGP members who provide local networking, education, and support for members in the area. We cover Swansea in the south, up to Aberystwyth in the north and Builth Wells in the east, supporting 676 members, Fellows, Associates, and Associates in Training.

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We provide education courses and networking events throughout the region and many of these events contribute to CPD and professional development.

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Next board meeting and AGM

Board meeting dates for 2024:

  • Tuesday 11 June 2024, via Zoom
  • Thursday 5 September 2024, via Zoom
  • Thursday 14 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. 

Local training and development


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 Fellowship on our webpage RCGP Fellowship. Contact us if you are unsure about any part of the Fellowship or want to know more about the process.

The faculty actively encourages its members of 5 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. 


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

March 2024

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, 2 First5s and a Member.

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 Julie Keely - Chair
  • Dr Will Mackintosh - Provost
  • Dr Anne Marie Mackintosh - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Shanti Karupiah - Honorary Treasurer

Faculty Board members

  • Dr Jenny Hein - Foundation Representative
  • Dr Keith Hawkins
  • Dr Richard Thomas - Climate and Sustainability Lead
  • Dr Suchitra Vijayanarasimhan - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead
  • Amber Quereshi - Swansea GP Society Representatives 

Faculty Board Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for the following positions:

  • Board Members
  • First5 Lead
  • AiT Representative

For more information, please contact us.

Contact us

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

Telephone: 020 3188 7697

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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