Policy and campaigns in Wales

Over 1,500 members in Wales work in hospitals and the community across 30 different clinical specialties – educating, improving and influencing for better health and care.

We campaign for improvements to healthcare, medical education and public health and we organise high-quality conferences and teaching.

Latest news

Read some of our latest news and policy documents focussing on Wales.

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Connections | conference | concerns

Dr Olwen Williams reflects on another successful annual conference for the RCP, flags the work being done by the Medical care – driving change team, and expresses concern about the prevalence of sexism in medicine.

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College and associate college tutor network regional spotlight series – Wales

This month we are focusing on Wales' achievements and good practices achieved by the CTs and ACTs.

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Cancer care at the front door: the future of acute oncology in Wales

RCP Cymru Wales has launched a major new report calling for investment in emergency cancer care at the front door.

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50 organisations in Wales come together to call for renewed cross-government action to tackle inequalities and ill-health

A new paper from the Welsh NHS Confederation Health and Wellbeing Alliance, in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), calls on the Welsh government to produce a cross-government plan to reduce poverty and tackle inequalities.

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NHS staff will need mental health support to move forward from a devastating year

In March 2020, Dr Kate Edwards, a former RCP chief registrar, found herself in the eye of the COVID-19 storm. As the RCP publishes its updated manifesto calls ahead of the 2021 Senedd election in Wales, she reflects on how she and colleagues rose to the challenge during the pandemic.

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RCP Cymru Wales launches new report looking at the effect of the pandemic on the medical workforce

As we approach the first anniversary of lockdown, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has launched Recover, rebuild, renew, which looks at the effect of the pandemic on the medical workforce in Wales.