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Royal College of Physicians announces next steps following report of short life working group on physician associates

Earlier this week, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Council met to debate the recommendations from a short life working group that was established following an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on the role of physician associates in March 2024.

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RCP responds to the loss of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill

The RCP has responded to confirmation that the Tobacco and Vapes Bill has not been included in ‘wash-up’, the set of bills expedited through parliament before the next general election.

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Recruitment for three RCP censors extended until 2 June

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) invites its fellows to apply for the post of censor.

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Royal College of Physicians debates the recommendations from its short life working group on the role of physician associates

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Council met today to debate the recommendations from a short life working group that was established by the RCP president Dr Sarah Clarke, following an extraordinary meeting (EGM) on the role of physician associates in March 2024.

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RCP responds to NHS Urgent and Emergency Care Recovery Plan

In a letter to every local hospital and health system in the country, NHS England has set out actions to boost urgent and emergency care performance in the year ahead.

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RCP elects new academic vice president and five new councillors

Professor Tom Solomon CBE FRCP FMedSci has been elected as the RCP’s new academic vice president following a vote by 3,762 of the RCP’s fellows – turnout 27.1%. He will succeed Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam and will take up the post on 1 August 2024 to serve for three years.

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Royal College of Physicians responds to plans to expand outside of hospital treatment choices for patients

The RCP has responded to government plans to enable patients requiring routine treatment outside of hospitals to choose between multiple services across the NHS and independent sector.  

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Royal College of Physicians responds to the expansion of medical school places for 2025/26

Dr Sarah Clarke, RCP president, has responded to the expansion of medical school places for 2025/26.

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RCP is the first medical royal college to endorse #SASsix campaign

RCP endorses SAS Collective campaign as new college officer appointed to refresh RCP strategy for SAS doctors.