Royal College of Physicians

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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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Most of the students took the curriculum of the Conjoint Board of the College of Surgeons and the College of Physicians; but the more ambitious or the more industrious added to this the longer studies which led to a degree from the University of London.
Chillip had mournfully said in the kitchen, on going away just now, that the College of Physicians, the College of Surgeons, and Apothecaries' Hall, if they were all called in together, couldn't help him.
He became a Member of Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London in 1982 and a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh in 1998.
A popular doctor has been presented with the William Cullen Prize for Excellence in Teaching by The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
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THE BIG ISSUE The Royal College of Physicians has dropped its opposition to assisted dying with its President Andrew Goddard saying members will now adopt "neutral position".
The Royal College of Physicians is to poll its 35,000 members and fellows next month on whether or not there should be a change in the law to permit assisted dying.
Islamabad -- The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh hosted a visit by the President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, on Monday.
Susan Read, Ph.D., from the American College of Physicians in Philadelphia, and colleagues describe physician compensation by gender among U.S.
Only 2% said rota gaps have no impact on patient safety, according to the census conducted by the Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP) on behalf of the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.

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