Royal College Of Physicians

16:37 Mon 24th May 2010 |

The Royal College Of Physicians of London provides a huge range of services to its 20,000 Members and Fellows and other medical professionals. These include delivering examinations, training courses, continuous professional development and conferences; undertaking clinical audits; publishing newsletters, guidelines and books through to maintaining the College's historical collections. The college also leads medical debates, and lobbies and advises government and other decision-makers on behalf of its members.

The college was founded almost 500 years ago and it's members are proud guardians of that special heritage. Their historical mission of ensuring that medicine is practised to the highest standards remains almost entirely unchanged. The key objectives of the college includes championing the values of the medical profession, promoting patient-centred care, improving standards in clinical practice and supporting physicians through education and training.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) London holds an annual public open day for members of the public to find out more about what physicians do, how they are trained and the role of the College. Admission is free and it is advisable to check with the college on the exact date every year.

The college can offer overnight accommodation next door to its main building in St Andrew's Place. The 15 bedrooms are part of the original Nash architecture. The accommodation is ideal if you are coming to a meeting in London, or simply want a couple of days sightseeing in the capital. Situated opposite Regent's Park, the college is close to major tourist attractions like London Zoo and Madame Tussauds. It is only a couple of underground stops away from the West End for theatres, cinemas, restaurants and shops.

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Contact details for the Royal College of Physicians Telephone (9-5pm) 020 7224 1539. Alternatively the website has an online contact form.

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