Working parties

RCP working parties have produced many influential reports, and often lead the way in public health policy, for example smoking and alcohol.

About our working parties

Membership
The working parties consist of relevant fellows and members, and experts from other fields. Appropriate organisations/individuals are often invited to provide written and/or verbal evidence. Membership tends to be small to allow focused working.

Duration
This varies between 6–24 months – from formation to publication.

Topics
Several working parties on different topics normally run at any one time. An internal review group looks at the suitability of suggested topics.

Working party reports
The internal review group manages the production, launch and promotion of reports. The RCP publishes reports by itself, but also in partnership with other royal colleges or specialist societies. Final approval for all reports must be agreed by RCP Council.

Working parties in progress

  • Safe Medical Staffing
  • NEWS (National Early Warning Score) Review Group – 2 years on

Find out more and get involved

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