About Medical Care

*PLEASE NOTE: The content of this website is currently under review. Content may therefore not reflect changes to services and practice that have been put in place in light of COVID-19. *

Welcome to Medical Care – your guide to efficient and effective design of medical services for patients. Written by leading experts from the medical specialties, Medical Care provides comprehensive guidance on the services provided by each specialty.

Through Medical Care you can access:

  • content on overarching themes around service design, such as person-centred care, patient safety and integrated care
  • browse through specialty-specific sections and learn how to measure, deliver and maintain high-quality services
  • explore the latest ideas on how to develop physicians and teams in areas such as quality improvement and medical leadership.

Building on the previous success of Consultant physicians working with patients, this resource is divided into two main sections:

  • designing services
  • developing physicians and their teams.


If you are looking for information on COVID-19, please access the RCP’s COVID-19 resource for information and links to the latest government and NHS advice. Specialty-specific guidance on aspects of clinical care and treatment for COVID-19  has been collated for clinicians seeking specialty advice for specific medical conditions. 

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