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RCP presidents present new 500 Charter

On the day of the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Royal College of Physicians, staff and wellwishers - headed by president Professor Dame Jane Dacre and president elect Dr Andrew Goddard - arrived at the college's HQ in Regents Park via bike and foot to witness the presentation of the new RCP's new 500 charter.

Charter handover

The RCP charter reaffirms the commitment made by physicians to provide the highest standards of patient care; train, develop and support doctors; act as leaders; promote good health and prevention of ill health.

RCP president-elect Dr Andrew Goddard hands over the new RCP500 Charter to president Professor Dame Jane Dacre. 


RCP president-elect Dr Andrew Goddard and colleagues arriving at the RCP on the final leg of his 2,018 mile charity Charter Cycle, which has taken in 48 hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Over 2,100 physicians have signed the new RCP500 Charter on its journey.

CEO Ian Bullock leads the Charter peloton round Regent's Park to the college HQ
The charter cyclists at RCP HQ


RCP deputy chief executive Clive Constable arrived at the RCP with fellow walkers having visited all the sites of the RCP’s previous homes on a commemorative walk. The RCP’s Grade I listed headquarters in Regent’s Park is its fifth home.

Commemorative walkers arriving at the RCP for the Charter handover
Commemorative walkers at the front of RCP HQ