In celebration of our 500-year anniversary in September 2018, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has devised a modern charter of our members' professional values.
The RCP500 Charter reaffirms the commitment made by physicians to:
Members and fellows will be able to sign the charter at RCP regional updates and NHS trust visits leading up to 23 September 2018 – the 500th anniversary of the signing of our founding charter.
The next signing date is Thursday 5 July across four locations:
You are also invited to sign the RCP500 Charter online.
So that physicians can sign the RCP500 Charter in person, RCP registrar and president-elect Dr Andrew Goddard is cycling 2,018 miles between as many acute NHS trusts as possible around England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the RCP Charter Cycle.
The RCP Charter Cycle is also raising money for Physicians for Africa, a flagship project of the RCP which seeks to improve access to well-trained physicians in east, central and southern Africa.