Giving Health

Giving Health is the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) ongoing fundraising appeal to raise philanthropic donations to fund key areas. 

Why give

The RCP is a registered charity, run by doctors, that is wholly independent of political and government influence. This allows the college to act on health matters entirely based on evidence, lobby on public health issues, and advocate best healthcare practice on both the national and international level.

We use all our charitable support to fund research, training and conserve our heritage collections - all in the aim of improving healthcare.

Recognising your support

To show our appreciation of your support the RCP is delighted to recognise your contributions in the following ways:  

  • All donors making a gift of any size will be listed in the annual donor report for the year in which the gift was received.
  • All individuals informing the RCP of their intention to leave a legacy gift will be listed in the annual donor report each year as a mark of our continued gratitude for your commitment to the RCP.
  • All donors who commit to give cumulative donations totalling £1,518 will be recognised in the new Linacre Donor Wall at the RCP.

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, we are more than happy to honour your preferences. All you have to do is inform us at the time of your contribution, or contact us at a future date with your request. 

The annual donor report will be published online and in print from 2018.

How to give

UK and international donors

Gifts can be made by cheque, electronic funds transfer, credit card or by standing order. Please use the UK donation form for all gifts. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer tax-efficient giving other than in the US. 

Gifts to the RCP are eligible for Gift Aid

US donors

Tax-efficient donations can be made to the ‘American Friends of the Royal College of Physicians’ via the British Schools and Universities Foundation. Donors wishing to have a US tax receipt should complete the UK donation form and send a cheque payable to the 'American Friends of the Royal College of Physicians'.

A 501c3 gift receipt will be issued to you within 3 months. Gifts can be made by cheque or by wire transfer. Full details are available by contacting the Development Office. 

Legacy giving

The RCP has a long history of legacy giving dating back to our first president, Thomas Linacre, who bequeathed his home to the college in 1524. Leaving the college a legacy will have a powerful and lasting impact on the charitable work that we do, and support physicians in the future to provide better healthcare for patients.      

If you have any questions about legacy giving, or would like to request more information please contact us and we will be delighted to help.   

Contact us

Please send completed donation forms to:

David Mungall
Head of Philanthropy
Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place

If you have any questions or queries about donations, please call David Mungall on (+44) 0203 075 1564 or email


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