Professor Kamila Hawthorne

RCGP Chair

Kamila has been a GP in South Wales for 26 years, having qualified from Somerville College, Oxford, in 1984, and completed her GP training in Nottingham in 1988. She is currently Head of the Graduate Entry Medicine Programme at Swansea University and on the Trustee Boards of the Royal College of GPs, the Kings Fund, and Cardiff Women’s Aid. She is also a Bevan Commissioner and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. Kamila is Chair Elect for RCGP Council, taking up office in November 2022.  

Kamila has a deep interest in medical education, and believes that we should be training excellent, caring and inclusive clinicians, for a global society. She is passionate about the role of GPs in patient care and as advocates for patients.  

Her research and clinical working interests have been in health inequalities and access to health services, (her MD was based on working with BAME patient groups with Type 2 diabetes in Nottingham, Manchester and Cardiff). With wide experience of general practice and running community projects in diabetes and heart disease, she has been named ‘GP of the Year’ twice and was awarded an MBE in 2017 for services to General Practice. 

She is married to a gastroenterologist, and they have two children. She loves gardening, finding new recipes, walking, and has recently taken up running, showing that it is never too late…