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Voting open for 2018 RCP presidential election

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is pleased to invite its fellows to vote in the 2018 presidential election. This is your opportunity to shape the future of the RCP, so make your voice count.

The candidates

Nine candidates have been nominated to stand for the post of president, as 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)
  • via post, using your voting papers
  • in person at the RCP annual general meeting (AGM) on Monday 26 March 2018 (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.


The result of the election will be announced at the AGM on Monday 26 March.