South East Wales Faculty

Welcome from South East Wales Faculty

A warm welcome from South East Wales Faculty. We are a group of volunteer RCGP members who provide local networking, education and support for members in the area. We support over 1140 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 to 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 South East Wales

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

  • Dr Isolde Shore-Nye - Chair
  • Dr Jane Fenton-May - Provost 
  • Dr Tom De Souza- Vice Chair
  • Professor Kamila Hawthorne - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Jon Campbell - Honorary Treasurer 

Faculty Board members 

  • Dr Rowena Christmas - UK Council Representative
  • Dr Mair Hopkin - Welsh Council Representative
  • Dr Rob Morgan- Welsh Council Representative
  • Dr Lucy Downing - Welsh Council Representative
  • Dr Claire Campbell - Deputy Welsh Council Representative
  • Dr Anish Kotecha - First5 Representative and Education Lead
  • Dr Mari McDonald - First5 Representative
  • Dr Nicole Abel - AiT Representative
  • Dr Fflur James - AiT Representative
  • Yasmina Abdelrazik - Student Representative
  • Dr Suzanne Thickens - Local Advocate
  • Dr Jassim Ali - International Representative
  • Dr Karen Gully
  • Dr Viv Nicholls
  • Dr Charlie Williams
  • Dr Fflur James
  • Dr Isobel Mitchell
  • Dr Liam Taylor
  • Dr Rhian Morgan
  • Dr Sera Allen
  • Dr Shubna Sangal
  • Dr Suzanne Thickens
  • Dr Viv Nicholls


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. 

Faculty News & Social Media

The next Faculty board meeting will take place in February 2021 via Zoom, and will include the AGM (Date TBC). If you would like to be part of discussions and decisions involving CPD, College benefits and other opportunities in your faculty, please contact the office. 

To find out the latest news, events and offers, follow us on Twitterand if you have any local news you think we should hear about let us know. You can also contact us at the local office,

Faculty Events

The Royal College of GPs has decided to postpone all events from now until the January 2021. The situation is fast-changing and in light of most recent government guidance, we have taken this decision to enable GPs to concentrate on the delivery of patient care during a period in which the NHS and its staff will be under increasing pressure. For all postponed events, delegates already registered will be transferred to an alternative date; should this date prove unsuitable, a full refund will be processed for any payment made.

We will continue to focus on delivering support, tools and guidance to members and all GPs as we deal with the impact of COVID-19. You can find that guidance on the RCGP website.

Details of forthcoming South East Wales Faculty meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed via the Upcoming Events box on the right.

Faculty Initiatives


We have a Faculty Fellowship committee to consider and support the nomination process. If you wish to join the Fellowship committee or know of a GP who would be suitable for a nomination please contact us.

What is Fellowship?


The All Wales Mentoring scheme aims to provide confidential support to newly qualified GPs. If you would like further details please contact us.


Each year the Faculty awards bursaries for 2 Students, 2 AiT's and 1 First5 GP to attend the RCGP National Conference plus £250 towards travel and accommodation. 

2019 recipients were Emilia Allwright, Eppie Taylor-Adams, Eve Benfield, Martina Neunie, Nicole Abel and Isolde Shore-Nye.

Student Prize

The student prize was awarded at the 2019 RCGP Wales Gala Dinner to Gwenllian Williams.

Contact us

RCGP South East Wales Faculty

T: 0203 188 7697

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