RCGP Cymru Wales

We would like to thank all GPs and practice staff for their hard work on the frontline during this difficult time. As a College, we are continually updating our resources and guidance for members on the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit our dedicated Coronavirus page.

RCGP members can also email our dedicated COVID-19 inbox with feedback and questions regarding Coronavirus. This will allow us to provide feedback to the relevant authorities and help us populate our COVID-19 FAQs. Email: Covid19@rcgp.org.uk.

About RCGP Cymru Wales

The Royal College of General Practitioners Wales represents a network of over 2,000 GPs, committed to improving patient care. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on resources, education, training, research and clinical standards.

Our activities in Wales include:

  • Supporting the setting of standards and clinical guidelines for clinical care
  • Delivering CPD and educational opportunities
  • Representing our members regular meetings with Ministers, senior civil servants and health sector organisation directors
  • Responding to government consultations and representing GPs and our members in particular, on Welsh Government working groups
  • Raising the quality of patient care through initiatives and awards
  • Encouraging research in general practice to improve the evidence base for standards and guidance on best practice
  • Supporting members by providing opportunities for doctors to network and share ideas
  • Being a prominent partner in the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Wales
  • Produce teaching materials which are then available via our website

Senedd Election Manifesto Calls

RCGP Cymru Wales has made a series of policy calls ahead of the Senedd elections scheduled for May 2021. The Manifesto Calls document has been issued directly to each of the parties and shared within the Welsh health and social care sector.

Download the manifesto (612 KB PDF)

MDT Resource

MDT Resource launchRCGP Wales and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society launched the MDT Resource on 12 February 2020. 

General practice is evolving fast: GPs are collaborating closely with pharmacists and other health professionals to enable patients to access the right professional at the right time. Culture will be the ultimate driving force behind the success of the MDT model of general practice, and driving up standards and quality of patient care will depend upon professional relationships and understanding of all professional roles. 

Our next steps will include the launch of a series of multi-professional learning events which would further embed the ethos of MDT collaboration into our everyday working lives.

The MDT Resource booklet is available in Welsh or English and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society will be updated with case studies and further information as MDT working evolves.

Leaders for the Future Initiative

Leaders for the Future is an established RCGP Accredited Programme which produces GP leaders with clear vision and purpose, able to voice opinions and influence policy.  The current programme commenced in October 2019.

 Read further details [PDF] or email nicola.edmunds@rcgp.org.uk or telephone 020 3188 7757.

RCGP Wales Schools Activities

RCGP Wales has an established history of running and supporting widening-access events for school pupils across Wales. These face to face events occur in both South and North Wales and receive the support and active participation of colleagues from both Medical Schools within Wales. The Circumstances brought about by the pandemic in 2020 resulted in a change in the formatting and delivery and saw a move to an online delivery model. This model was developed over the Summer of 2020 and used for the first time in November 2020.

On Wednesday 18 November 2020, RCGP Wales hosted four widening-access webinars, all running simultaneously. Two for school students (one English and one Welsh language) and two for parents (one in each language stream). On the day, over 200 students and parents logged on to participate in the webinar. Students attended from 42 schools across the whole of Wales. The event was facilitated by 23 volunteers made up of practicing GPs and current medical students from both Cardiff and Swansea Medical schools.

The key resources used and created for the webinar can be found on our RCGP Wales Schools Resources page. All content in this area enables those who attended to revisit the content delivered, plus anyone who couldn't join to gain access to the material.


Transforming general practice: building a profession fit for the future report 

This report by RCGP Wales, Transforming general practice: building a profession fit for the future [PDF] Trawsnewid Ymarfer Meddygol [PDF] draws on our members' experiences of working in general practice to outline the key challenges facing the service.

RCGP Wales Essential Principles – GP Leadership at the heart of new models of care

Essential Principles outlines what RCGP Wales believes underpins change in general practice and primary care. Contact, continuity, coordinating and comprehensive care are long-established principles, and revisiting them can help build services fit for the future. As we move towards new models of care, it's important we remember what has made general practice such an integral part of the NHS.

RCGP Wales is delighted to publish 'Essential Principles'. As GPs we all are seeing changes in the way we work and it's absolutely vital that change builds in the best that general practice can bring and promotes the interests of patients.

    Download the Essential Principles Guide [PDF]Essential_Principles_Guide

Strengthening General Practice in Wales

The Welsh Government has significant opportunities to formulate its plans to safeguard the quality and sustainability of the Welsh NHS. RCGP Wales has issued a document that sets out key actions that must be taken to help equip the NHS in Wales.

Other Areas of Interest    

  Tackling Loneliness Action Plan   RCGP Wales Loneliness Action Plan [PDF]

   Other updates:

Local Faculties

In addition to a base in Cardiff, the College in Wales is represented through three regional faculty offices in South West Wales, South East Wales and North Wales.


If you have any questions about the Advance Care Planning Training Resource, contact us via email at nicola.edmunds@rcgp.org.uk or telephone 020 3188 7757.

Contact us

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

T: 020 3188 7757
E: welshc@rcgp.org.uk

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