Why do we need Royal Colleges?

  title={Why do we need Royal Colleges?},
  author={Aileen K Adams},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London},
  volume={33 1},
  • Aileen K Adams
  • Published 1999 in
    Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of…
Today's Royal Colleges can be traced to the guilds that arose during the 13th and 14th centuries. They fulfil similar roles: to maintain the highest standards of practice, professional integrity and self-regulation. This paper traces the development of the Royal Colleges, together with the emergence of specialisation within medicine, with particular… CONTINUE READING