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

1 Nov 2019

We wish to inform candidates who recently sat PACES at the following centres that their results will be now be released early next week.  This is due to a system issue.

  • Basildon University Hospital
  • King's Mill Hospital
  • Fairfield General Hospital

We would like to apologise for this unforesee delay and any inconvenience this may cause.

30 Oct 2019

From 07.00 GMT on Tuesday 5 November 2019, the ‘MyMRCP’ area will be unavailable as part of essential upgrade work. Service is expected to resume at 12:00 GMT. We wish to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please submit any related enquiries via the contact us page

18 Oct 2019

We wish to advise candidates from PACES centre St George's Site B in London that due to a system error, results sheduled to be released today will now be released early next week, commencing 21 October. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

11 Oct 2019

We are currently experiencing an issue with the payment stage of the examination application process through MyMRCP that is affecting some candidates. If you receive a message saying that your payment was not processed please do not be concerned.  We will be contacting everyone who has experienced this issue to confirm that their payment has been

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.

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.

14 Aug 2019

We would like to reassure all candidates affected by the closure of banks during the Eid holidays that they will have until 23 August 2019 to provide payment for their 2019/3 UK PACES application.

Candidates should make payment via the payment link provided previously as soon as they are able to do so.

22 Jul 2019

We are aware of technical issues that affected the opening of 2019/3 PACES

2 Jul 2019

All Fast Track places have now been filled and there are no more available spaces for the 2019/2 exam. 

13 Jun 2019

The application period for the 2019/03 PACES international diet is open from 17 June – 1 July 2019. We would like to advise candidates that during this busy application period we will be unable to discuss the status of your application and request that you do not contact us regarding this.

13 Jun 2019

Due to the ongoing political instability and incidents of associated violence in Khartoum, Sudan, we have taken the unfortunate but necessary decision to cancel all MRCP(UK) examinations planned to take place in the country until the end of the year. This means that remaining 2019 diets of the Part 1 and Part 2 written exam as well as the clinical exam, PACES will not be taking place. 

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.

21 Mar 2019

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Stuart Hood as the new associate medical director for clinical examinations for the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians. In accordance with the responsibilities of his role, Stuart will become the chair of the MRCP(UK) clinical

14 Mar 2019

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is delighted to announce the successful launch of the MRCP(UK) PACES examination in Aga Khan University’s Medical College (AKU), Nairobi, Kenya. This is the first location in Sub-Saharan Africa to offer the exam and the 25th MRCP(UK) international PACES centre. This follows the introduction of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 written exam in October 2018.

4 Mar 2019

During the June to August 2019 PACES

25 Jan 2019

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is looking for new Consultant and Trainee members for the Scenario Writing Group. This work involves producing new scenarios for the PACES Examination.

To apply for one of these positions send a covering letter and CV to The closing date for the positions is 25 February 2019.

For more information please click here.