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About us

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (the Academy) is the membership body for the UK and Ireland’s 24 medical royal colleges and faculties.

Healthcare is complex and there are many issues where a cross-specialty perspective is needed. It is our job to collate our member’s views and coordinate activities so that we can collectively influence and shape healthcare across the four nations of the UK.

This unique position also gives us a leading role in the areas of clinical quality, public health and the education and training of doctors.

The work of the Academy is underpinned by effective representation and engagement with all its stakeholders, from the patient on a ward to the Secretary of State for Health.

Through these strong relationships we are able to create opportunities to promote our priorities for healthcare and also be well-placed to advise and carry out work on behalf of others.

We also work closely with organisations such as the NHS, the General Medical Council and patient groups on programmes designed to improve the quality of care, such as the Evidence-based Interventions Programme and the Medical Training Initiative.