North Wales Faculty

Welcome from the North Wales Faculty

A warm welcome from North Wales Faculty. We are a group of volunteer RCGP members who provide local networking, education and support for members in the area. We cover an area stretching from Barmouth to Flint, supporting over 350 members, Fellows, Associates and Associates in Training.

The Faculty has a particular interest in supporting our members' CPD and professional development and provide a range of education courses, tailored to local needs, as well as bursaries and awards to support and recognise innovation and development.

Get involved

We meet four times per year in February, June, September and November. The next meeting will take place on the 7 February 2019. Here we progress our local engagement activities and discuss issues pertinent to our members, which are then fed back to Welsh Council and College Council.

Local members are very 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.

If you would like to find out more about the Faculty and your local GP network we would be delighted to hear from you.

Upcoming events

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

If you have ideas or suggestions for what would benefit the membership locally please contact the Faculty - your views are important.
View all learning and social events in North Wales

Our blog

Read our blog to find out more about our key projects, local events and highlights of our work.

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

Dr Sioned Enlli, Chair

Dr Martin O'Donnel. Faculty Provost

Dr Martin O'Donnell. Provost

Dr Alec Jones - Honorary Secretary
Dr Peter Saul - Honorary Treasurer


Faculty Board members

  • Dr Paul Myres
  • Dr David Wood
  • Dr Kavita Verma
  • Dr Tom Kneal
  • Dr Dulal Banerjee
  • Dr Roger Ramsay
  • Dr Paul Mitchell
  • Dr John J Green
  • Dr Martin Thomas
  • Dr John Thompson
  • Mrs Shellagh Hughes

Getting involved

We rely on members to play an active role locally promoting the College aims and objectives. It is essential to raise and maintain awareness of demographic issues and needs of GPs and patients alike, and develop initiatives to support these. If you would like to find out more about becoming involved with the faculty we would be delighted to hear from you. 


Wales Local Advocate Programme

On the 1st October 2017 RCGP Wales appointed 7 Advocates. Their role is to support the work of the College in Wales in supporting strategic healthcare planning at the LHB level and identifying service development opportunities for general practice. They pull through resource and experience from the RCGP at local and national level, add richness and expertise to local plans. For more information please contact Andrew Evans.


Faculty News

The next Faculty Board meeting will be held on Thursday 7 February 2019, 7pm in Llandudno. We are delighted that Professor Helen Stokes Lampard will be attending the meeting.  

All members are invited to attend faculty board meetings as an observer. If you would like to discuss any item covered or would like an item to be considered at a future meeting, please don't hesitate to contact us.

  • In line with our sustainability policy, all our communications are now distributed electronically. Please make sure we have your up to date email address.

Faculty Events

Future events include:

Basic Life Support Session at The Wrexham Maelor Hospital, 24 January 2019- https://rcgpportal.force.com/s/lt-event?site=a0d0Y00000AeOP6QAN&id=a1U1n00000G82SJEAZ

North Wales First5 Meeting in Llandudno, 18 March 2019 - to book email nwales@rcgp.org.uk

Men's Health Update at The Optic in St Asaph, 26 March 2019 - https://rcgpportal.force.com/s/lt-event?site=a0d0Y00000AeOP6QAN&id=a1U1n00000G87ioEAB

We are always striving to provide events and activities that are of benefit to members locally. Your views are important to us, so if you have any ideas or suggestions for future initiatives, or feedback on the services you have received from us, please contact us.

Details of further forthcoming North Wales Faculty meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed via the Upcoming Events box on the right with more being added soon.


Faculty Initiatives

Fellowship

Fellow

The North Wales Faculty has 30 Fellows. We have an active Fellowship committee who regularly review applications and encourage members to apply for Fellowship. If you wish to self nominate or nominate someone else, please contact the Faculty or Central College Fellowship for further advice. We can provide guidance and support you through the process.

North Wales First5 Group

Dr Kavita Verma recently set up group with support from the Faculty. The aim of the group is to deliver peer support, provide useful evening events to help with career progression, free learning & networking events, help with appraisal queries & CPD. The next meeting will take place on the 18 March 2019 in Llandudno. If you would like to attend please email: nwales@rcgp.org.uk

How to Survive as a new GP

Starting out as a newly qualified GP is exciting - the start of a stimulating and rewarding career. Bit it can also be tough. Overwhelmed, unsupported, isolated: these are words sometimes mentioned by those who have left their training posts and started out as independent general practitioners. What should be the beginning of an inspirational and fulfilling journey can be tainted by clinical uncertainty, time pressures and a lack of sense of direction.

Surviving as a new GP (PDF) is a concise guide that hopes to bridge the gap.


Contact us

RCGP North Wales Faculty
North Wales Medical Trust
Tyldesley House
Clarence Road
Llandudno
LL30 1TW

T: 020 3188 7697
E: nwales@rcgp.org.uk

Opening hours

Office opening hours: 09.30 – 14.30, Monday to Thursday 

Your local Faculty Administrator is Angela Thomas.

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