Senior physicians society

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The RCP’s Retired Fellows and Members Association has combined with the Widows and Widowers and is now called the Senior Physicians Society.

The SPS provides its members with an opportunity to contribute to the activities of the RCP, and the opportunity to enjoy scientific, cultural and educational meetings at the RCP.

All retired fellows and members are automatically enrolled into the Senior Physicians Society as part of their retirement benefits. Widows and widowers of fellows and members can also join the SPS free of charge by emailing

If you are fully retired from all remunerative medical practice (no working sessions – NHS work, private practice, teaching or research) you can email to declare your retired status and pay a reduced fee.

SPS social events are held at the RCP three times a year usually February, May and October.

At these events, we invite enthusiastic and dedicated speakers in fields surrounding the meetings’ theme. There is also time for questions and answers at the end. There is a charge of £48 per head which includes an informal lunch (members are welcome to bring guests).

Retirement status

If you have any membership queries, or wish to declare your retirement status, you can email

SPS terms of reference

Meet our SPS Committee members

Professor Dame Jane Dacre

SPS Committee Chair

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Professor Simon Bowman

SPS Committee member

Professor Simon Bowman

Dr Nicholas Cambridge

SPS Committee member

Dr Nicholas Cambridge

Dr John Dean

SPS Committee member


Dr Michael J Hall

SPS Committee member

MJ Hall

Dr Rowan Hillson MBE

SPS Committee member


Professor Dame Parveen Kumar

SPS Committee member


Professor Dafydd Thomas

SPS Committee member

Dafyfdd Thomas

Mrs Mary Poole-Wilson

SPS Committee member


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