Policy and campaigns in Wales

Lowri Jackson, RCP Wales head of policy and campaigns, leads on campaigns and media enquiries for Wales.

What we have produced

Ahead of the 2021 Senedd election, RCP Cymru Wales has launched its manifesto calls for the next Welsh government.

Following an inspiring evening workshop held in Cardiff earlier this year, RCP Cymru Wales has published a new report full of tips and advice for developing self-confidence as a clinical leader in the NHS and managing a busy work–life balance.

RCP Cymru Wales has published its response to the joint draft health and social care workforce strategy from Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) and Social Care Wales, calling for an ambitious, patient centred and clinically led approach, accompanied by a clear action plan.

As the Senedd cross party group on medical research met for the final time on Wednesday 10 July 2019 before parliamentary summer recess, the RCP Cymru Wales published a variety of recommendations aimed at the Welsh Government, NHS Wales, doctors, patients and research bodies. 

Welsh hospitals are understaffed and overstretched. Over two-thirds of trainees report regular and frequent rota gaps, almost one-third of advertised consultant posts go unfilled, and absence due to sickness is rising.

The Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) 'Feeling the pressure: Patient care in an overstretched NHS in Wales' report documents the results of a snapshot survey on the winter pressures faced by doctors in Wales. 
The RCP in Wales has responded to the National Assembly for Wales Health, Social Care and Sport Committee inquiry into primary care in Wales. 
The RCP in Wales has responded to the National Assembly for Wales Health, Social Care and Sport Committee consultation on the Public Health (Wales) Bill. 
The RCP in Wales has responded to the National Assembly for Wales External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee inquiry into the implications for Wales of Britain exiting the European Union. 
The RCP in Wales has responded to the National Assembly for Wales Health, Social Care and Sport Committee inquiry into medical recruitment. 
The RCP's new report, Physicians on the front line: The medical workforce in Wales in 2016, calls for a long-term vision for the Welsh NHS that shows real ambition on service change.
The RCP in Wales has responded to the National Assembly for Wales Health, Social Care and Sport Committee inquiry into the sustainability of the health and social care workforce in Wales.
The RCP in Wales has responded to the National Assembly for Wales Health, Social Care and Sport Committee inquiry into winter preparedness in Wales 2016-17.

Health policy played a central role in the campaigns of all political parties during the National Assembly for Wales election in May 2016.

The Rising to the challenge: Improving acute care, meeting patients’ needs in Wales report interprets the Future Hospital Commission model for a Welsh context and proposes clear, positive and constructive solutions.