RCP appoints Professor Dame Jane Dacre as new chair of the Senior Physicians Society

Professor Dame Jane Dacre, immediate-past president of the RCP, has been appointed chair of the Senior Physicians Society (SPS).

The newly formed SPS, which consists of a merger between the former Retired Fellows and Members Association and the Widows and Widowers, holds events three times a year, attracting outstanding speakers across science, the arts, the humanities and issues of the day.

As chair of the SPS, Dame Jane will help provide members with an opportunity to contribute to the activities of the RCP, and enjoy the scientific, cultural and educational events on offer.

Dame Jane was president at the Royal College of Physicians from 2014-2018 and is currently President of The Medical Protection Society. She is an honorary consultant physician and rheumatologist at the Whittington Hospital in north London, professor of medical education, and former director of UCL Medical School in London.

Dame Jane was included on the inaugural Health Service Journal (HSJ) list of 50 Inspirational Women in Healthcare in 2013 and won the Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award in Medicine and Healthcare 2012.

Registrar of the RCP Professor Donal O’Donoghue said:

‘I am delighted that Professor Dame Jane Dacre has taken on this important role at the RCP. The Senior Physicians Society is an incredibly valuable community for our RCP members, so it’s crucial that this important work is continued.’

The next SPS meeting will be on Monday 3 February 2020, on exploration, and the confirmed speakers so far are, Dr Isobel Williams, Professor Mike Stroud, Mr Tom Mustill and Professor Jo Bradwell.

Learn more about our Senior Physicians Society, including how to join, the benefits offered to retired physicians and information on upcoming events.