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RCP presidential election less than a week away

Online and postal voting for the Royal College of Physicians' presidential election closes at midday this Friday (23 March 2018). The winning candidate will be announced at our AGM on Monday 26 March.


Nine candidates have been nominated to stand for the post of president. Professor Jane Dacre has completed the recommended 4-year term and so will not be standing.

The candidates for election are:

  • David Cohen
  • Anita Donley
  • John Firth
  • Jonathan Friedland
  • Andrew Goddard
  • Margaret Johnson
  • Terry Kemple
  • David Oliver
  • Ashley Woodcock.

Candidate statements and videos are available on the election website, along with each candidate’s answers to questions submitted by RCP members and fellows.

How to vote

RCP fellows are able to vote in three ways:

  • online via the dedicated election website (to do this you will need the voting codes sent to you in your election pack)
  • by post, using your voting papers
  • in person at the AGM on Monday 26 March (to do this you must bring your postal voting paper sent to you in your election pack; you will not be able to vote without it).

The closing date for online and postal votes is 12 noon on Friday 23 March.