Royal College of General Practitioners
2nd - 31st May
What we do is unique, valuable and worth fighting for.
The profession needs a strong unified College fighting for its members and the future of general practice.
As your President I would listen to your views and be your voice challenging the Officers and Executive of the College to deliver on this.
with effective communication; listening, and ensuring accountability to the membership
challenges to work load and recruitment throughout general practice
when times are difficult; providing those tools to make your working life easier, helping you provide the service you want to provide
I am used to listening; I am used to challenging at all levels; I am happy to disrupt if needed. I am prepared to change as the world changes, although not always without a bit of resistance. I hold onto what is good. I will encourage change but I will also continue to challenge, disrupt, resist and retain as necessary.
Priorities & Aims.
The College will listen and respond to you, and is accountable for the mandates you give it
The College will agree with you as what is a reasonable workload and that it becomes attainable for all GPs
The College will ensure GPs are valued for the fantastic work they do
The college will support you when times are difficult
The College will provide you with the tools to make your working life easier and ensure education delivered in an accessible format
The college will give you value for your money
Extensive college experience, including numerous positions within RCGP Wales (including Chair), and the North Wales Faculty Board. Positions within RCGP UK Council over a number of years, and within a number of groups including patient practice, ethics and quality improvement.
I have enjoyed a portfolio career as a GP with jobs in occupational health, psychiatry, education, governance, board membership and public health.
I have experience of working with primary and secondary care colleagues in medicine, nursing and therapies, social services, LHB staff, Trust staff and civil servants. I have worked at strategic government level, regional and LHB level.
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Testimonials & Endorsements.
We need a President with knowledge, experience, dedication, stamina, understanding and professionalism to represent all the membership no matter where they reside or work and to stand up for them and general practice. Paul has all these attributes and I strongly endorse his candidacy.
Pauls innovative and collaborative approach has championed for a proactive approach to the crisis facing general practice, with an emphasis on developing leadership, and supporting practitioner wellbeing
Not only does Paul have the skills and personality to do this role with aplomb, but he also has vast experience and a proven track record of raising the profile of General Practice and is not afraid to take on daunting challenges.
Paul was a very successful chair of RCGP Wales Council and I think would make a balanced and effective president of the College.
Dr Myres is very supportive and through his guidance we have created a strong Joint AiT/First 5 group. He has a natural ability to lead the RCGP forward if successfully appointed as President.
Paul is approachable, empathetic and understanding to the challenges that face trainees. I’m always impressed with his attitude that solutions can be generated by trainees themselves and he actively encourages suggestions for improvement
I have seen Paul excel as Chair of RCGP Wales at a difficult time. He has a keen interest in Mental Health and together we travelled to Lesotho to train young doctors in many aspects of mental health and he showed himself to be an excellent communicator and very impassioned about equality