The Academy promotes, facilitates and where appropriate coordinates the work of its member Medical Royal Colleges and their Faculties (as deﬁned in their respective charters). It has a leading role in the areas of clinical quality, education and training and doctors’ revalidation.
The Academy was established in 1974 as the Conference of medical Royal Colleges and their Faculties. In 1996 it was renamed the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. The Academy comprises the 20 medical Royal Colleges and Faculties across the UK and Ireland whose presidents meet regularly to agree direction in common healthcare matters. It provides a collective, clear and sure voice for the beneﬁ t of patients and healthcare professionals across the four nations of the UK.
The Academy is a registered charity in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is also an independent corporate body limited by guarantee.