Royal College of Physicians

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Royal College of Physicians (R.C.P.)

a professional organization of physicians in the United Kingdom.

Royal College of Physicians

A UK body founded by royal charter as the College of Physicians by Henry VIII in 1518, which later became a Royal College. The College supports its physician fellows and members during their careers, and in doing so improves the quality of patient care. It sets and monitors standards of medical training to ensure that patients are treated by fully trained and capable doctors; sits on consultant appointment committees; produces evidence-based clinical guidelines and audits to improve clinical care; provides or sponsors education programmes to improve physicians’ knowledge and skills; and takes a wide role in public health.

The College campaigns for change, advising government and Parliament, and taking part in national debates on medical, clinical and public health issues. Membership to the College is by examination and entitles one to the postnominal MRCP. Fellowship to the College is by election from the general membership and entitles one to the postnominal FRCP.
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Thus was born the Royal College of Physicians of London.
Morris holds Degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and Bachelor of Medical Science in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics from the Sheffield University Medical School, UK, and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London.
The conference is supported by the Fellows and Members of Royal College of Physicians of London in Pakistan, Society of Physicians of Pakistan and many professional specialty organizations/associations in the country.
In his welcome address, Sir Richard Thompson, President of the Royal College of Physicians of London, said that the Royal College of Physicians is pleased with its links with the Sultanate of Oman.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, Royal College of Physicians of London and of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences.
2 Determined that the links should continue, the Royal College of Physicians of London lobbied hard to find a way to maintain exchanges with its international sister organisations, and with the Department of Health and UK Border Agency, established the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) Scheme.
Last month the company reported that the Royal College of Physicians of London has upgraded its network to underpin the implementation of advanced IP-based unified communications applications.
Sue Griffith, who received medical training at the University of London and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London.

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