The RCP is deeply committed to improving access to clinical research and supporting the integration of research into everyday care. The RCP has produced a strategy to develop, deliver and drive research in the NHS; seeking to address the barriers to equality of access.
The RCP seeks to be a facilitator in research collaboration to provide support for physicians and the sector. You can find out more about the work we do through collaborations and how to get involved below.
The RCP offers support for physicians by helping deliver a system that enables research. We do this by supporting job plans, sharing experiences of other physicians, and through schemes such as the flexible portfolio training initative.
Flexible portfolio training (FPT) is a new initiative within higher specialty training run by Health Education England and the Royal College of Physicians that protects 1 day a week (or 20% time equivalent) for professional development.
The RCP's Health Informatics Unit is working on behalf of the PRSB to carry out the Integrated Urgent Care project in order to define information recording and sharing requirements of integrated urgent care services.
The Health Informatics Unit's (HIU) 'Document naming standard' project will ensure digital health records are appropriately named for safe and effective retrieval within the health and social setting, as well as their transfer across all care settings.