The three Royal Colleges of Physicians launches #5minutesto 2019 consultant census campaign

The #5minutesto census provides the three Royal Colleges of Physicians with essential data that we use to lobby for changes, such as additional consultant posts and medical student places.

By filling in the census, you’re contributing not just your own data but to the wider case we’re making.

We used this data when we hosted roundtable meetings at the recent Labour and Conservative party conferences, to illustrate the issues physicians face.

Census data are used to notify you when we open applications to the support scheme, so if you plan to apply for support it is imperative you complete your form.

How to complete the census

Please look out for your personalised email from the three Royal Colleges of Physicians which will allow you to access your personalised form.

We’re closing the census on Wednesday 11 December, so that we can analyse the data and produce results closer to collection than ever before. As in previous years, on completing your census form you will be able to compare your data with the overall results.

To thank you for your time we will enter all respondents who complete the census in a draw for a number of Apple iPads.

If you haven’t received your email, or are having difficulties accessing your form, please contact

Follow @RCPLondon on Twitter to stay informed about the #5minutesto campaign and contribute to the debate.