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 particularly in the areas of clinical quality, public health and the education and training of doctors.

Become a stakeholder

We are currently looking for volunteers to join our Stakeholder Reference Group. Members of this group should have a non-clinical background, i.e. not a medical professional. The purpose of the group is for its members to give a patient/service user perspective relating to their experiences of health services.

All patient and lay people are welcome to join, but in order to make sure we have a good cross section of people represented, we would particularly welcome registrations from,

  • People from the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Disabled people
  • People from black Asian and ethnic minority background
  • LGBTQ+ people
  • People aged under 35.

Sign up to join the Stakeholder Reference Group

What is the Academy Stakeholder Reference Group?

The Group aims to give the Academy a wider range of patients/lay/consumer representatives to gather opinion from – in particular seldom heard groups who who often face the biggest barriers to accessing services but have the greatest need.

The Group runs virtually and communicates predominately via email. Members receive monthly updates detailing the Academy’s latest work with patient/lay representatives, opportunities to input their views, invitations to attend occasional events and join Academy Committees as required.

What does membership involve in terms of time commitment?

Your minimum commitment would be reading the emails – any further time spent contributing to the Academy is up to you and the nature of the work. It could be in the form of giving your views on a subject, attending events or joining a more formal committee. Depending on the work, you can agree how you can participate with the Academy.


What will you get out of it?

Being part of the group is a really great way to use your healthcare experience to inform and influence the work of the Academy. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the organisation’s work to improve healthcare and be part of those improvements.

Sign up to join the Stakeholder Reference Group or email Kate Tansley for more information.