South West Wales Faculty

Welcome from 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 over 644 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.

Board meeting dates for 2021:

  • Thursday 11 February 2021 at 7pm via Zoom (This meeting includes the AGM)
  • Tuesday 15 June 2021 at 7pm via Zoom
  • Tuesday 14 September 2021 at 7pm via Zoom
  • Tuesday 16 November 2021 at 7pm via Zoom

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 West Wales

Your Faculty Board

Faculty Officers

Dr Mark Vaughan

Dr Will Mackintosh. Chair

Dr Mark Vaughan

Dr Mark Vaughan. Provost

  • Dr Sanjiv Khanna - Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Shanti Karupiah - Honorary Treasurer

Faculty Board members

  • Jenny Hein - Student Representative
  • Lauren Grahame - Student Representative
  • Dr Andrew McKnight - AiT Representative
  • Dr Julie Keely - Education Lead
  • Dr Roddy Evans - Education Lead
  • Dr Keith Hawkins
  • Dr Gemma Jones
  • Dr Jon Morris
  • Dr Stuart Kyle
  • Dr Ritu Amabel Nirula

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 on Thursday 11 February 2021 via Zoom, and will include the AGM. 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 Twitter, and 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 temporarily postpone all events. 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 West Wales Faculty meetings, social events and educational courses can be accessed via the Upcoming Events box on the right.


Faculty Initiatives

Fellowship

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?

Mentoring

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

Faculty Bursaries

The Faculty is pleased to provide tickets and £250 towards travel and accommodation for 2 students, 2 AiTs and 1 First5 GP to attend the annual conference which took place 24-26 October at ACC Liverpool. Annual Conference Bursary winners for 2019 were Lisa-Jayne Edwards, Erwin Tse Sak Kwun, Stuart Kyle and Anwen Davies.

Student Prize

Kelsey Rowsell was the 2019 winner of the Student Prize.

Contact us

RCGP South West Wales Faculty

T: 0203 188 7697

E:swwales@rcgp.org.uk

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