There are 30 different physician specialties, which range in size and scope from geriatric medicine (providing holistic care for older patients) through to nuclear medicine (using radioactive materials to aid diagnosis and treatment of disease).
How does the RCP work with specialties?
The RCP provides an opportunity for specialties to come together and speak with a united voice on issues that affect the entire profession. We also work closely with individual specialties and specialty associations through our Joint Specialty Committees, our Medical Specialties Board and through regular meetings with specialty representatives.
The RCP relies on support from our specialties for many of our major projects, such as Medical care, which is a guide to delivering services in physician specialties and is written by authors who are nominated by specialties.
Physician specialties and their societies
British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians
Aviation and space medicine
British Cardiovascular Society
Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
British Pharmacological Society
British Association of Dermatologists
Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus
Association of British Clinical Diabetologists
British Association for the Study of the Liver
British Society of Gastroenterology
British Association for Sexual Health & HIV
British Association of Stroke Physicians
British Society for Haematology
British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
British Society for Immunology
Association of Cancer Physicians
Association of British Neurologists
British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology
British Nuclear Medicine Society
Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain & Ireland
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine
British Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
British Society for Rheumatology
Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine
British Society for Genetic Medicine
- Metabolic medicine
- Stroke medicine