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Giving Health

Giving Health is the RCP's ongoing fundraising appeal to raise philanthropic donations to fund key areas.

Why give?

The RCP is a registered charity, run by doctors, that is wholly independent of political and government influence. This allows the college to act on health matters entirely based on evidence, lobby on public health issues, and advocate best healthcare practice on both the national and international level.

We use all our charitable support to fund research, training, and conserve our heritage collections – all in the aim of improving healthcare.

Donations can be made via credit/debit card here, or by cheque or standing order. Please contact the Development Team at development@rcp.ac.uk for more information.

Gifts to the RCP are eligible for Gift Aid. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer tax-efficient giving to international donors other than in the US.

US donors

Tax-efficient donations can be made to the ‘Royal College of Physicians’ via the British Schools and Universities Foundation. Donors wishing to have a US tax receipt should visit the British Schools and Universities Foundation webpage for more information.

A 501c3 gift receipt will be issued to you within three months. Gifts can be made by cheque or by wire transfer. Full details are available by contacting the Development Office.

Legacy giving

RCP has a long history of legacy giving dating back to our first president, Thomas Linacre, who bequeathed his home to the college in 1524. Leaving the college a legacy will have a powerful and lasting impact on the charitable work that we do, and support physicians in the future to provide better healthcare for patients.

If you have any questions about legacy giving, or would like to request more information please contact us and we will be delighted to help.

Other ways to give

The Linacre Wall

To honour the achievements of 500 years of medicine, and to create a lasting legacy for the future, we are asking you to contribute to a fundraising appeal by adding your name to our Linacre Wall.

The Linacre Wall has pride of place at the entrance to our Grade I listed Regent’s Park home, with the aim of inspiring today’s RCP fellows, members and other supporters to continue Thomas Linacre’s mission of 'giving health' to the world – and to leave their mark on this great institution through a permanent, physical monument.

The O'Donoghue Wall 

Named in memory of Professor Donal O’Donoghue OBE, Registrar of the RCP, the O’Donoghue Wall has pride of place in our new Northern headquarters in Liverpool.

Our aim is to inspire RCP fellows and members to continue Donal’s mission to drive positive change for patients– and to leave their mark on this great institution through a permanent, physical monument.

By donating £800 or more donors can have their name – or that of a loved one or esteemed colleague – permanently engraved on the wall. More importantly, donors will know that they are making an enduring impact on the physicians, patients and medical profession of the future. Gifts can be made in one lump sum or by pledging to give monthly for 12, 24, or 36 months.


The Dorchester Patrons

Named in honour of Henry Pierrepoint, first Marquis of Dorchester, the Dorchester Patrons are the most committed supporters of our Library, Archive, and Museum, who make a ring-fenced donation of £50 a month or £600 a year. This patronage supports the ongoing care and conservation of the RCP's historic collections so they can continue to educate and inspire the public. The RCP recognises the support of patrons with private tours, events and dinners throughout the year, a regular Patrons' newsletter, as well as acknowledgment in our annual report and in a dedicated Patrons’ book held in the RCP Archives. For more information, or to join, follow the link below.

Become a Patron

Contact us

If you have any questions or queries about donations, please call Freddie Bret-Day on +44 (0) 20 3075 1785 or email development@rcp.ac.uk.