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4 May 2020

It has come to our attention that messages have recently been circulated via the messaging service WhatsApp and Facebook inviting people to become members of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK. We would like to make it clear that we do not communicate to candidates via any mobile apps regarding obtaining membership and/or MRCP(UK) licensing. Messages such as these are fraudulent and should not be responded to.

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25 Mar 2020

As a consequence of the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK has taken the extremely difficult but necessary decision to cancel all MRCP(UK) examinations in the UK and internationally from Monday 16 March until September 2020. 

28 Feb 2020

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom is delighted to confirm that it will open its first MRCP(UK) PACES examination centre in Pakistan later in 2020.  This decision follows the successful running of a full mock PACES at the PAK-Emirates Military Hospital in Rawalpindi on 7 & 8 February 2020. PACES is the largest international clinical examination for postgraduate doctors in the world and will provide doctors from Pakistan the opportunity to take this high-quality examination in their own country for the first time.

19 Feb 2020

The Association of British Association of Dermatologists and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a 2021 Dermatology Specialty Certificate Examination Board Chair.

12 Feb 2020

The Association of British Neurologists and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a chair and a member of the Neurology SCE

3 Feb 2020

Following a techincal issue, which has now been resolved, candidates wishing to apply for the PACES 2020/1 in Cario, Egypt may now log on to MyMRCP(UK) and do so.

Candidates who have already submitted an application, who wish to select Cairo, please email us at overseas.paces@rcplondon.ac.uk. We will remove this application so you can reapply. This won’t affect your chances of receiving a seat.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

19 Dec 2019

Please be advised that the three Royal Colleges of Physicians will be closed for specific days from 24 December 2019 until 3 January 2020 inclusive.

All closure times are detailed in the table below:

10 Dec 2019

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint a new Chair of the MRCP(UK) Part 1

10 Dec 2019

The Renal Association, the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK, the Renal Section and Board of the UEMS, the European Renal Association and the European Dialysis and Transplant Association are seeking to appoint a new Medical Secretary for the

11 Nov 2019

As part of the introduction of the new format of PACES in September 2020, MRCP(UK) will be making some changes to the results processing and release.

11 Nov 2019

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint one new trainee representative to the Clinical

5 Nov 2019

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint a new Neurology member to the MRCP(UK) Part 1

16 Oct 2019

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK was delighted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Singaporean Ministry of Health last week, establishing the intention to provide support for assessments within their local training.

Representatives from all three Royal Colleges met with Prof Benjamin Ong, Director of Medical Service, Ministry of Health, Singapore and Mabel Yap, Director, Professional Training and Assessment Standards Division, Ministry of Health, Singapore.

4 Oct 2019

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom is seeking to appoint an Associate Medical Director for Written Examinations.

The post holder has responsibility for the clinical and academic leadership of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 and Part 2 Written examinations, the 11 Specialty Certificate Examinations, and the European Specialty Examinations. This will be a proleptic appointment in the first instance; the successful applicant will work alongside the current incumbent, Dr Derek Waller as part of their induction to the post.

27 Sep 2019

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is pleased to announce that from 2020 the current Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Nephrology and the European Certificate in Nephrology that was originally developed between the UEMS Renal Section and Boards and the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) will become a single examination called the European Specialty Examination in Nephrology (ESENeph).

23 Sep 2019

We rely on many organisations and individuals to give up their time and resources in the delivery of PACES every year. In recognition of this commitment, we have developed the PACES Champion Award. Up to one UK and one international recipient will be chosen each year from nominations which can be made by anyone who is involved in the exam.

19 Aug 2019

The newly improved and updated PACES carousel will go live for the 2020/3 diet in September 2020.

19 Aug 2019

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is having a PACES 2020 Update for examiners and candidates on the evening of 19 September at the College Conference Centre. The update starts at 6.00pm and will be finished by 7.30pm.

The event will be streamed across a number of remote centres. Details are available through the website link below.

1 Aug 2019

Chair of the MRCP(UK) Part 2

12 Jun 2019

The Federation of the Royal College of Physicians UK travel expenses policy has been updated to reflect feedback from our stakeholders travelling on Federation business.  

This policy is designed to provide the most convenient solution to travellers while ensuring cost effectiveness for the organisation.  We also wish to acknowledge the contributions and concessions by the NHS which enable clinicians to conduct activities on behalf of the Federation.