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Charitable aims

As a registered charity, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) uses charitable support to fund research, training and conserve our heritage collections – all in the aim of improving health. Legacies and donations from members and individuals provide an essential source of income.

Giving Health

To mark the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) quincentennial anniversary we have decided to raise funds for vital projects under the banner Giving Health, to reflect our shared commitment to the medical profession:

Physicians for Africa

We are partnering with the East, Central and Southern Africa College of Physicians in Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In these countries, the shortage of well-trained doctors – as few as one per 160,000 people in Malawi – is causing daily suffering and needless loss of life. Our goal is to double the output of physicians being trained in this region by 2030.

RCP North in Liverpool

Construction of our RCP Centre of Excellence in Liverpool is now underway. However, we are depending on your generosity to secure the final funding required to complete the project. This state-of-the-art facility for the education and examination of physicians will also pioneer advances in medical education – on behalf of our entire profession. It will also help bridge the north/south divide in UK healthcare outcomes.

Our Regent’s Park home

We wish to improve facilities for you, our fellows and members, in Regent’s Park. Our objectives include the renovation of our exhibition space in order to display our medical heritage collection to best advantage, as well as the creation of new, welcoming spaces for meeting and collaboration.

Area of Greatest Need

Gifts of this kind allow us the flexibility to respond quickly when faced with urgent funding needs, both now and in the future.

You can choose to make your gift to any of our fundraising priorities.