Press office

Our press office helps journalists interested in the RCP's work aimed at improving patient care and reducing illness.

The RCP is patient centred and clinically led, driving improvement in the diagnosis of disease, the care of individual patients and the health of the whole population, both in the UK and around the world.

Its 40,000 members work in hospitals and the community across 30 different medical specialties and range from medical students to retired doctors. The RCP is the oldest medical college in England.

Contact the press office

For specific media enquiries, please contact:

Nicholas Wesson, media manager

Tel: +44 (0)20 3075 1466

Hannah Perlin, media manager

Tel: +44 (0)20 3075 1418

Out of hours

The RCP offices are open 9am–5pm, Monday–Friday. At other times, and for urgent media enquiries only, please call +44 (0)7896 416409. This number will only normally be answered at weekends and outside of the normal working day.

Press releases


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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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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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.


RCP responds to latest NHSE performance data

The RCP has responded to NHS England’s latest performance data showing that bed occupancy rates and A&E admissions continue to be a concern.


RCP responds to new figures on the economic impact of smoking

New figures from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) show that smoking is having a huge impact on our economy, undermining the health of people during working age with some dying before they reach retirement.


RCP responds to High Court ruling that the UK government’s climate strategy is not fit-for-purpose

The High Court has ruled that the UK government’s climate strategy is not fit-for-purpose, breaching the UK Climate Change Act.

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Shadow health secretary asks doctors to 'help us change the NHS for the better' as Royal College of Physicians urges NHS England to engage with clinicians on how they will deliver the Long Term Workforce Plan

The RCP has welcomed a commitment from NHS England (NHSE) to work with partners to consider how they can improve the experience of rotations in postgraduate training.

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Royal College of Physicians responds to NHS England letter on improving the working lives of doctors in training

The RCP’s Trainees Committee has responded to a letter from NHS England setting out measures to improve the working lives of doctors in training.

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RCP annual conference welcomes world-leading experts as hundreds of doctors gather to discuss the future of medicine

A raft of well-known names will join the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) this week at its flagship annual conference, Medicine 2024, which will be held in London on 25–26 April 2024.


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