RCGP Constitution

RCGP is governed according to the requirements set out in our royal charter, ordinances, bye-laws and standing orders. Updated versions or any changes made to of our constitutional documents are approved at the AGM or Spring General Meeting.

Royal charter

The College was founded in 1952 and incorporated by a royal charter 20 years later in 1972.

Ordinances and bye-laws

The ordinances and byelaws include provisions related to General Meetings, the election and appointment of RCGP President and Council members, members of the Trustee Board and governance of Devolved Councils and Faculties.

Standing orders

The standing orders govern RCGP Council meetings and its procedure, and that of the College standing committees groups and boards.

Code of conduct

Conflicts of interest

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