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

To find out more about the work of Council and committees, contact: Simon Land, committee services manager,

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

  • Care Quality Improvement Board
  • Education Board
  • Finance and General Purposes Board
  • Membership Support and Global Engagement Board
  • Medical Specialties Board
  • Resources Management Board
  • Strategy Board
  • Future of Healthcare Board

Joint specialty committees (with the specialist societies)

  • Joint Clinical Neurosciences Committee
  • JSC for Cardiology
  • JSC for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • JSC for Dermatology
  • JSC for Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • JSC for Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • JSC for Genitourinary Medicine
  • JSC for Medical Oncology
  • JSC for Nuclear Medicine
  • JSC for Palliative Medicine
  • JSC for Rehabilitation Medicine
  • JSC for Renal Medicine
  • JSC for Rheumatology
  • JSC for Stroke Medicine
  • RCP/British Thoracic Society senior officers
  • RCP/British Geriatric Society

Intercollegiate committees

  • Chemotherapy Board
  • Intercollegiate Committee on Haematology
  • Intercollegiate Standing Committee on Nuclear Medicine
  • Joint Collegiate Council for Oncology
  • Joint Committee on Immunology and Allergy
  • Joint Committee on Genomics in Medicine

Committees representing specific constituents of the membership/fellowship

  • New Consultants Committee
  • Staff and Associate Specialists Steering Group
  • Steering Group of General Practitioners
  • Trainees Committee

Other standing committees

  • Acute Medical Care Committee
  • Ethical Issues in Medicine Committee
  • Expert Advisory Group on Commissioning
  • Healthcare Associated Infections Working Group
  • Honours Committee
  • Library and Archive Advisory Committee
  • Museum, Art and Artefacts Advisory Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Nutrition Committee
  • Patient Safety Committee
  • RCP/Postgraduate Deans Liaison
  • RCP Advisory Group on Weight and Health
  • Regional Advisers
  • Research and Academic Medicine Committee
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Tobacco Advisory Group
  • Young Adults and Adolescents Steering Group