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Senior Physicians Society

The RCP offers a number of benefits exclusive to retired members.

Senior Physicians Society

The RCP’s Retired Fellows and Members Association has combined with the Widows and Widowers and is now called the Senior Physicians Society. This organisation provides its members with an opportunity to contribute to the activities of the RCP, and the opportunity to enjoy scientific, cultural and educational meetings at the RCP.

Meetings are held at the RCP three times a year ‒ in February, May and October ‒ between 11am and 4pm. At these events, we invite enthusiastic and dedicated speakers in fields surrounding the meetings theme, there is also time for questions and answers at the end. There is a charge of £48 per head which includes an informal lunch (members are welcome to bring guests).

Members of the association are also invited to an annual outing to a place of interest.


If you would like to join the Retired Fellows and Members Association please email sps@rcp.ac.uk. Alternatively, download and return the application form.

SPS meetings  

In light of the current government guidelines for COVID-19 in the UK, we have made the decision for Senior Physicians Society events to be digital until it is safe for us to hold face-to-face meetings again.

Our digital event for Senior Physicians Society – literature is available to view on demand on the RCP Player. Expert speakers were invited to present, covering topics such as Dickens, ghost stories, food through literature and doctors as writers. This exciting programme has been put together by the SPS committee and the SPS chair, Professor Dame Jane Dacre.

This event is on demand and you will be able watch immediately once registered. It will be available to watch until 24 April 2021.

RCP members price: Free

Non-members price: Free

We are always happy to receive ideas and suggestions for future meetings from our members.

Changing retirement status online

If you are a fellow or a member who has retired then you can change your status online by logging on to MyRCP. You can also email sps@rcp.ac.uk

I am a retired physician and I want to resign my GMC registration ‒ will this affect my membership?

If retired individuals choose to resign their GMC registration, this does not affect their membership by subscription to the RCP. Their status will remain as a member/fellow in good standing ‒ similar to our overseas members/fellows who are not linked to the GMC.