The presidents of the three Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) which sets out how the colleges will continue to collaborate on key education, training and assessment activities.
Sir Richard Thompson was today re-elected as president of the RCP in a ballot organised by the Electoral Reform Services (part of the Electoral Reform Society). Sir Richard has been president since 2010. The other candidate in the election was Dr Richard Taylor.
The pressures on acute medical services in NHS trusts are immense. Increasing numbers of patients with medical emergencies are being admitted to hospital, particularly elderly patients with multiple, complex medical conditions.