Learning and development during COVID-19

Following the government’s announcement in March that the risk to the UK from coronavirus was high and its subsequent use of social distancing, the RCP has postponed all events until further notice.

However, we aim to continue to support your professional development and would like to highlight some of our new and repurposed learning material, which can all be accessed online via the links below.

The RCP Medicine podcast: A COVID-19 series

We are pleased to release the first episode of a COVID-19 specific series of podcasts. Episode one is delivered by Dr Amie Burbridge, a consultant in acute medicine from Coventry and Dr Christopher Bassford, a consultant in intensive care and general internal medicine at University Hospital Coventry. It focuses on the importance of shared decision-making, which is never more important than in this uncertain time.

If the episode leaves you wanting more information on the use of CPAP vs ventilation, then please see the resource on the RCP Player by Prof Mervyn Singer which covers this issue in detail.


Part of shared decision-making is working within a team and how that is most effective. Our teaming resource has been kept to five minutes to help fit into your busy schedule.


Peer support – new RCP/RCPsych guidance on values, principles and practice

Part of successful teams is the peer support they provide which is never more important than in times of crisis, heavy workload and the associated stress that can bring.

The RCP and RCPsych have worked together to produce a handy 2-page guide to the values, principles and practice of peer support.

Access the resource here.

RCP OnlineEd

We have recently launched our new online learning platform, RCP OnlineEd, which is easy to navigate and use.

RCP members can access all the resources for free.

Two new courses, 'Delegating under pressure' and 'Bite sized introductions to leadership' are now available.

Further information

For more information on cancellations and postponements, visit our education, accreditation and events information page.