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
Email: nicholas.wesson@rcp.ac.uk

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

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Press release: RCP responds to GMC report on the state of medical education and practice in the UK

The Royal College of Physicians has responded to the GMC's report, The state of medical education and practice in the UK: workplace experiences 2023, which calls for urgent action to break the 'vicious cycle' of unmanageable workloads, dissatisfaction and burnout faced by doctors.

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Press release: Royal College of Physicians comment on NAO report on urgent care

The Royal College of Physicians has responded to the National Audit Office report which reveals that the NHS has not met key operational standards for unplanned or urgent care since before the pandemic.

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Press release: Pressure on doctors and impact on patients laid bare in latest census

The latest census from the Federation of the Royal Colleges of the Physicians in the UK has revealed the pressures faced by doctors and the reported impacts on patient care.

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Press release: RCP responds to the latest NHS performance figures

The Royal College of Physicians has responded to the latest NHS performance figures which reveal the waiting list remains at a record high of 7.4 million.

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Press release: RCP welcomes new obesity drug pilot

The Royal College of Physicians has welcomed a new two-year pilot which aims to explore ways to make obesity drugs more accessible to patients living with obesity outside of hospital settings.

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Press release: RCP responds to Cancer Research UK tobacco death figures

On World No Tobacco Day, the Royal College of Physicians has responded to Cancer Research UK analysis that estimates that tobacco causes the death of one person every five minutes in the UK.

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Press release: RCP responds to DHSC announcement on NHS doctor numbers

The Royal College of Physicians has responded to the Department for Health and Social Care's announcement on NHS doctor numbers.

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Press release: RCP welcomes Labour’s ‘health mission’ and its plans to tackle health inequalities

As part of its ‘five missions for a better Britain’, the Labour Party has outlined its health commitments including better long-term workforce planning and tackling the social determinants of health.

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Press release: Accreditation programme set to improve diabetes inpatient care in UK first

A first-of-its-kind accreditation programme to improve the quality of diabetes inpatient care across the UK is set to launch on 31 May 2023.

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Press release: Government halves promised social care funding

The RCP has responded to the news that the government has halved promised funding for the social care workforce from £500m to £250m.

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