Council is the RCP’s governing body for all professional and clinical matters. It is supported by a wide range of sub-committees.

boards (reporting to RCP Council on a variety of issues)

  • Clinical Standards Board
  • Education, Training and Examinations Board
  • Medical Specialties Board
  • Professional and Regional Affairs Board 

joint specialty committees (with the specialist societies)

  • Joint Clinical Neurosciences Committee
  • JSC for Cardiology
  • JSC for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • JSC for Dermatology
  • JSC for Endocrinology & Diabetes
  • JSC for Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • JSC for Genitourinary Medicine
  • JSC for Geriatrics
  • JSC for Medical Oncology
  • JSC for Nuclear Medicine
  • JSC for Palliative Medicine
  • JSC for Rehabilitation Medicine
  • JSC for Renal Medicine
  • JSC for Respiratory Medicine
  • JSC for Rheumatology
  • JSC for Stroke Medicine

intercollegiate committees

  • Intercollegiate Committee on Haematology
  • Intercollegiate Standing Committee on Nuclear Medicine (currently administered by the RCR)
  • Joint Collegiate Council for Oncology (currently administered by the RCR)
  • Joint Committee on Immunology & Allergy (currently administered by the RCPath)
  • Joint Committee Infection & Tropical Medicine
  • Joint Committee on Medical Genetics (currently administered by the RCPath)

other standing committees



Further information

For general enquiries relating to the work of Council and committees please contact: