RCP500 Charter to visit physicians at south-west England hospitals

Physicians working in the south-west of England can add their names to our charter of modern-day values on 8–10 August when the RCP Charter Cycle visits four hospitals in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

The RCP500 Charter will be carried by RCP registrar Dr Andrew Goddard as he cycles between the hospitals over the course of a 3-day ride. The charter will be available to sign at these times:

  • 8 August 2017, 8.30–9.30am: Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro
  • 9 August 2017, 8.30–9.30am: Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
  • 10 August 2017, 8.30–9.30am: Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter
  • 10 August 2017, 1.30–2.30pm: Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

If you would like to cycle with Dr Goddard, please register your details and stay updated about the route the ride is taking.

What is the RCP Charter Cycle?

To mark the RCP's 500th anniversary in 2018, Dr Andrew 'Bod' Goddard is cycling 2,018 miles around the UK in order to meet physicians from as many acute NHS trusts as possible. He is carrying the RCP500 Charter with him for fellows and members to sign, reiterating the core values amongst physicians which the RCP has upheld since 1518.

Dr Goddard is cycling in support of Physicians for Africa. This RCP project wants to raise £100,000 in order to train more physicians in east, central and southern Africa with the goal of establishing, in partnership with a group of leading local doctors, a much-needed physicians college in the region.

Follow @RCPLondon on Twitter for updates and photos from Dr Goddard's journey and offer your support using the hashtags #RCPCharterCycle and #2018for2018.