RCP working parties have produced many influential reports. They have frequently led the way in terms of public health policy eg smoking and alcohol and in tackling specialty specific and general health policy issues.

Membership tends to be small to allow focused working. It consists of relevant fellows and members plus appropriate experts from other fields. Appropriate organisations/individuals are often invited to provide written and/or verbal evidence.

Duration varies between six to twenty four months – from formation to publication.

Several working parties on different topics normally run at any one time. RCP publishes reports alone but also in partnership with other royal colleges or specialist societies.

The suitability of suggested topics and ongoing management through the production, launch and promotion of reports is provided by an internal review group and appropriate RCP departments.

Final approval for all reports must be agreed by RCP Council.

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Working parties in progress

  • Prolonged disorders of consciousness.

If you have any questions regarding RCP working parties please contact Simon Land, committee services manager at simon.land@rcplondon.ac.uk.