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Dr Hilary Williams

Vice president for Wales

Dr Hilary Williams is vice president for Wales at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

Dr Hilary Williams is a consultant in medical oncology at Velindre Cancer Centre in south Wales.

Hilary trained in Sheffield before completing a PhD in Edinburgh in immunology and oncogenic viruses, and then worked as a registrar in south-west England. She became RCP regional adviser for south-east Wales in 2018 before becoming an elected councillor in 2022.

She is an active founder member of the UK Acute Oncology Society, the national Wales Cancer Network lead for acute oncology, and a mentor for the RCP Emerging Women Leaders Programme. Hilary has also been elected as the RCP’s vice president for Wales, and takes over from Dr Olwen Williams on 1 July 2023.

As the health service faces the combined challenges of a waiting list backlog, widening health inequalities and industrial action, Hilary wants to work on behalf of RCP fellows and members to campaign for more NHS staff, higher standards of care and a better patient experience for people in Wales.